Tasmania Kayaking (Mark Eveleigh)

Tasmania - a night of exploration

Then attend an exclusive free event with leading wildlife and wilderness tour operator Discover the World at their offices in Banstead, Surrey on the evening of Thursday 22 March.

Together with Tourism Tasmania, Discover the World is running an evening to introduce you to some top Tasmanian operators involved in adventure, wildlife and boutique accommodation. You can get an insight into Australia’s only island state and one of the world’s last accessible frontiers, while having a few glasses of Tasmanian wine and some tasty nibbles.

You'll meet and hear from one of the state’s wildlife experts, all the way from Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary who is involved in trying to save the Tasmanian devil from the jaws of extinction. Karl Mathiesen has set up Tasmania’s Wildlife SOS programme and is now involved in the Tarkine Devil Project, which enables walkers to get involved in the race for the devil’s survival. Also joining Karl will be Cradle Mountain Canyons – Tasmania’s first canyoning operator, which runs tours for beginners through to the extreme; and finally a representative from the state’s newest winery accommodation, Craigie Knowe, and Hobart’s acclaimed Islington Hotel.

Tasmania may be small compared to mainland Australia but, with its high peaks, raging rivers, wildlife-rich rainforest and fine beers, it packs a mighty punch. It was nicknamed the Apple Isle. But don’t be fooled by the wholesome label; Tasmania is also a land of extremes – craggy mountains, primordial rainforest, dazzlingly white beaches at Wineglass Bay and the stunning World Heritage Wilderness including Cradle Mountain.

An outdoor enthusiasts’ dream, Tasmania has outstanding walking and trekking, fine diving – look out for rare leafy sea dragons; remote and wild rafting down the Franklin River; plus kayaking, cycling, swimming and climbing.

Then there’s Tasmania’s wildlife, the best Oz offers: platypus, wombat, wallabies, Bicheno’s penguins and – naturally – Tasmanian devil. History buffs head to spooky Port Arthur, a fascinating former penal settlement, while in Hobart and Launceston you’ll find chic hotels and gourmet eateries alongside buzzing Salamanca Market.

Tourism Tasmania, Wanderlust and Discover The World  have teamed together on this joint event in Banstead on Thursday 22 March  to reveal some of the best activities, sights and wildlife that Tasmania has to offer, and to help you plan your future travels.

For your chance to attend this fascinating event, please email travelday@discover-the-world.co.uk by Monday 19 March quoting 'Wanderlust' and stating if you'd like one or two free tickets, along with your full name and daytime contact telephone number.

Unfortunately we're not able to offer this as a drop-in event.

Tasmania content on Wanderlust.co.uk:

Even for a man used to heady thrills, Tasmania offers serious adventure – just ask Formula 1 driver Mark Webber



 Wanderlust's Travel guide to Tasmania



Wild, remote and perfect for hiking. Mix wildlife with creature comforts and world-class walks in the Tasmanian bush



 Walking the Tarkine, Tasmania



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