Tasmania Links

Tasmania Flag What would locals like others know about Tasmania? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesFanny Smith: The ‘genocide survivor’ whose voice will echo through the agesTasmania goes into carbon negative, with researchers saying native forests must be preservedEarth is getting a black box to record our climate change actions, and it’s …

Tasmania

Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut (Some rights reserved) Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Google Maps HeadlinesAboriginal elders voice concerns over …

Australia

Photo: Denisbin, Echuca (Some rights reserved) Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and Aotearoa New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Ej3YWDVwaPfjHvBg6 Happening Now: …

Cradle Mountain

Photo: Tatters, Cradle Mountain (Some rights reserved) Tasmania – Cradle Mountain is the iconic gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is located in the Central Highlands region. At 1,545 metres (5,069 feet) above sea level, it is the fifth-highest mountain in Tasmania and is one of the principal tourist sites in the state. The …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls (Some rights reserved) The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s …

Hobart

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Salamanca Markets (Some rights reserved) Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Google Maps Photos Elsewherehobartcity.com.au Universityutas.edu.au/ Planeta.com

Mt Field National Park

Photo: Horseshoe Falls Mt Field National Park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. The park essentially has two visitor sections. The first, near the park entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some …

Launceston, Tasmania

Photo: Feral Arts, Cataract Gorge (Some rights reserved) Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). [email protected] Elsewhere on the WebTripAdvisorlauncestonairport.com.au – https://www.facebook.com/LauncestonAirportAurora Stadium, formally York Park, is the major Australian Rules Football ground Map …

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2018

Photo: Tasmanian Devil This week, October 28-31, Wildlife Tourism Australia holds its conference and Planeta.com will be up transforming this preview page into an exciting recap. We are also curating this Twitter moment. The conference – Wildlife tourism values and challenges: balancing the needs of wildlife, tourists, operators and residents – takes place in Tasmania. …

Palawa Kani

Indigenous languages Palawa kani is a constructed language created as a generic revival of the Tasmanian languages, the extinct languages once spoken by Aboriginal Tasmanians. Videos Rosetta Thomas grew up on Cape Barren Island, learning about her culture from her grandmother. Now she teaches the Tasmanian language Palawa Kani to a new generation. Elsewhere on …