Tasmania is the island State of Australia. It lies 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. Located between 40 degrees S and 43.30 degrees S, it is surrounded by the Southern Ocean (to the south and west), the Tasman Sea (to the east) and Bass Strait (to the north). Tasmania comprises numerous islands, from the Furneaux Group in the northeast, down to Macquarie Island located far south of Tasmania at 55 degrees S.
Tasmania has a mild maritime climate with four distinct seasons. See our Visitor’s Guide to Tasmania’s Weather for details.
Links to other sites about Tasmania
Produced by Tourism Tasmania, these web pages provide a range of details on Tasmania.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Tasmanian Office webpage provides essential links to Tasmanian data.
Provides a variety of information on Tasmania