Tasmania is the island state of Australia and is one location to add to the bucket list!
Quick Facts about Tasmania
- The small island state isn’t as small as you think, in fact, it is about the same size as the Republic of Ireland or Sri Lanka;
- 20 % of the state is World Heritage Area;
- The tulips are so good that Holland actually imports its tulips from Tasmania;
- The state has over 2,000km of walking tracks;
- Tasmania has the oldest trees in the world and,
- the state boasts the world’s cleanest air. I mean say no more! When and how can we go?!
Australian Gap Year program
A Gap Year to Tasmania see’s Gap Assistants working and living in leading boarding schools in Launceston and Hobart. Work can vary but often includes working in the boarding house, assisting with admin tasks, assisting in classrooms and coaching sporting teams. Accommodation and food are included and you get some pocket money to use to explore this great state.
The Letz Live staff help you find a job, assist you with how to apply for a visa, to set up your bank account, a sim card and helps you with flights and insurance for your time in Australia. The Australian in-country manager is also there to provide support for the entire duration of your Gap Year, visiting you on your placement and is always there for a phone call. Check out the full Australian Gap Year Program at this link.
What to do in Tasmania
Tasmania has incredible natural beauty.
During your Gap Year Gap Asisstants will be able to explore stunning beaches, rainforests, mountains and lakes that are all postcard-worthy.
From the rugged world-famous wilderness on the West Coast- home to the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area of ancient rainforests and rugged mountains; to the beautiful beaches and breathtaking ocean views of the East Coast.
Beautifully preserved natural environments including Bruny Island are under an hour from the capital of Hobart while at the centre of the state Cradle Mountain sits amongst ancient rainforests and the picture perfect Dove Lake.
Tasmania’s Colonial History
Visit Port Arthur to step back in time to learn more about the tough penal colony. You can see the evidence of the rugged colonial past throughout the state including the converted warehouses of Salamanca which house the famous Salamanca Markets every Saturday and the Heritage-listed Richmond Bridge- the oldest stone span bridge in the country.
Outdoor Adventure in Tasmania
If you are a fan of the outdoors and hiking Tasmania is the perfect destination for you. With endless amounts of hiking trails ranging from short walks to overnight trips you can hike through the National Parks, through rainforests and along the coastline. The state is also becoming famous for its mountain biking as more and more tracks are established. Zipline through ancient rainforests, white water raft, go caving and jet boat to get that adrenaline running.
Discover Tasmania’s Art and Culture
For a small state Tasmania is packed full of cultural experiences. Exceptional food, wine and beer fill the restaurants and cozy bars throughout the state. The Salamanca Markets is packed every Saturday morning with local produce, local art work and wares. MONA- Museum of Old and New Art is one of the world’s most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities and is well worth a visit.
If Tasmania is sounding like somewhere you can see yourself for your Gap Year apply today for a Gap Year in Australia and you won’t look back!