Facts & Figures
Airports: Hobart Airport is located 18km (approximately $30.00 taxi fare) from the city centre. Launceston Airport is located 15km from the city centre. Rental cars are readily available from all airports and major centres.
Angling: Tasmania possesses the finest brown trout angling in the Southern Hemisphere and is the source of all brown trout stocks in Australia and New Zealand.
Atlantic Salmon: Tasmania has the fastest growing, farmed Atlantic salmon in the world and one of the world’s largest and most modern hatcheries.
Average Temperature: Tasmania’s average maximum temperatures are 22 degrees Celsius in summer and 12 degrees Celsius in winter. In comparison, Sydney’s average temperatures are 26 degrees Celsius in Summer and 17 degrees Celsius in winter.
Cascade Brewery: Is Australia’s oldest brewery, located in Hobart.
Climate: Tasmania enjoys a temperate, maritime climate. Nights can be cool throughout the year, so some warm clothing is recommended. Hobart has the nation's second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24") of all Australian capital cities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). Winter's average is 12°C (52° F).
Convicted: Tasmania contains the most complete ruins of a convict settlement - Port Arthur.
Currency: The Australian dollar ($AUD) is the local currency. Traveller's cheques may be cashed at most major hotels and banks. Accepted credit cards include American Express, Bankcard, Diner's Club, Mastercard and Visacard. Tipping is not compulsory in Tasmania nor a widespread practice.
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