Richmond is a delightful Georgian village not far from Hobart.
It has Australia's oldest bridge
(built in 1823) and Roman Catholic church (established in the 1830s). Both are actually still in use.
When it was first built, the bridge linked Hobart and Port Arthur. After the Sorell Causeway was opened in 1872, traffic ceased to pass through Richmond. As a result Richmond looks much the same as it did then.
On the island itself, the walks are outstanding, offering breathtaking views.
Truganini, an inspirational Aborigine,
was born here and I can certainly understand how much she would have loved this special place.
Tessellated Pavement, Blowhole, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and Pirates Bay are just some of the marvellous natural wonders in the area, as you may be able to tell from the names. And let us not forget fascinating Doo Town, which has been described as "an amazing testament to shock culture".
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean lie south of Tasmania. Almost twice the size of Australia, Antarctica is a huge dome of ice under which is buried the landmass itself. It is surrounded by the Southern Ocean, one of the world's most fertile and productive environments.
Other natural attractions include a blowhole, a marine reserve and a wildlife park.
Fresh tasty seafood take your fancy? That's also available in Bicheno.
Freycinet National Park with its lichen specked granite rocks and its white sandy beaches is also the location of a certain very famous place in Tasmania. I am of course referring to Wineglass Bay, listed in the book "1000 places to see before you die".
Not only did Wineglass Bay live up to the hype, it exceeded all my expectations.Coles Bay was the first town in the world to ban plastic bags. It is situated at the foot of the Hazards and right on the edge of Freycinet National Park.
There are many uncrowded beaches and secluded bays to explore in the area. Fishing and/or water sport enthusiasts will love Coles Bay.
Launceston is Australia's third oldest city and the second largest city in Tasmania. Located at the head of the beautiful Tamar river, it has Australia's largest intact collection of 18th century buildings.
After a cultural experience? Try the Devonport Regional Art Gallery. Interested in Tasmanian Aboriginal history? Visit the Tiagarra Aboriginal Centre. What about some fun for kids of all ages? The Imaginarium Science Centre is the place for you.
Burnie is the fourth largest city in Tasmania and best known for its busy container port and major industries. It has modern cafes and a strong arts community.
At the Ferndale platypus trail, you get the best chance of viewing a platypus in the wild.
Burnie once had a name for mass-producing paper. Nowadays, while paper still plays an important role,
Burnie has discovered other strengths.
Skilled people in Burnie make whisky and cheese from local produce. Even paper is still made, by hand, from recycled paper.
Cradle Mountain itself is undoubtedly one of the highlights of natural Tasmania.
Strahan delivers comfort and convenience on Tasmania's wild west coast. It is both a major harbour town and a working fishing port. As you would expect, there is an abundance of fresh seafood available.