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Hobart & Tasmania

Tasmania is an island state about 250 kilometres (150 miles) south of the state of Victoria, across Bass Strait. It is approximately 68,000 sq Km ( approximately the size of Ireland) in area and is the smallest state of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The capital, Hobart, is in the south of the island. Maximum temperatures in winter average 12 degrees C, and in summer average 21.5 degrees C. Hobart is on the Derwent River, has one of the world’s finest deep water harbours and the majestic Mt Wellington in the background.