If anything should spur us on to work hard to save the Tasmanian Devil, it's the fate of this other great Tasmanian icon, the Tasmanian Tiger, or thylacine.
This creature, now believed to be extinct, is such a Tasmanian icon that you will see its symbol in many well known Tasmanian logos, for example, those of Cascade Brewery and even the Tasmanian Government.
There is no other place like it. It is so wild, yet so serene.
The valley is actually the result of glacial ice action which took place around twenty thousand years ago. The ice melted about ten thousand years ago, showing us the mountain and surrounding areas that we now see.
I'm so pleased that it is part of a National Park. You need to do a bush walk or take a boat ride to see the beach. I hope it remains preserved as an unspoilt location. It's nice to have a few places in the world, where you know that everything looks the same as it did thousands of years ago.
Port Arthur Historic Site
Yes we do have a man-made icon in the list too. The historic buildings were man-made, the brutality and horror experienced here was man-made too.