Separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait, Tasmania is the 26th largest island in the world. Incredibly, 45% of the island is listed as reserves, national parks or World Heritage Sites.
This is a region rich in history, both Indigenous and European. That, coupled with its stunning wilderness areas and gourmet produce, makes it very popular with tourists.
Industry and employment is varied, with many jobs based around Hobart, home to the second deepest natural port in the world. There is a substantial amount of commercial and recreational shipping here.