Among the most interesting regions in Australia is the island state of Tasmania. Not only does it have an interesting name—which often conjures the brown hyperactive Looney Tunes character Taz to mind—it is also full of amazingly enchanting sites.
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The region comprises several protected reserved lands and national parks. Its expanse measures up to over a million hectares of land, making it among the largest remaining wilderness regions in the world. Among its most notable sites are The Craddle Mountain and Lake St. Clair. Since the Tasmanian Wilderness is rich with vegetation, it has quite a diverse collection of local wildlife. Aside from rare wild animals and exotic birds, the region also offers a range of fun activities for visitors such as kayaking, angling, bushwalking, boating, and camping. This has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which was first inscribed in the list in 1982, and was given an extension several times—particularly in 1989, 2010, and 2012.
Museum of Old and New Art
An interesting piece of modern architecture, the structure can be found in Hobart—the capital of Tasmania. Now, the museum was officially open on January 21, 2011 and can be found inside the Moorilla winery. MONA, as it is often called, is considered to be among the largest private museums in the country. Most of it is built underground and the galleries inside have no windows. It contains more than 400 art pieces, which all came from the personal collection of David Walsh, the museum's owner. One can reach the museum by ferry—which would take you from the MONA ferry terminal in Hobart to the Moorilla winery, or by bus from the same ferry terminal or the airport.
Aside from these two lovely spots, you can also visit the wacky Doo Town, the interesting Port Arthur Historic Site, and the amazing Tasmanian Devil Park in Taranna.
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