Quaint, remote, and spilling over with wild and unexpected landscapes, the island state of Tasmania has plenty to tempt travellers across the Tasman. Isolated from the mainland for 12,000 years, this southern outpost abounds with rare and unusual flora and fauna, much of which can only be found here. Wildlife thrives in its vast tangles of temperate rainforests, high alpine terrain, and Southern Ocean-lapped coastline. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit this beautiful region: