Tasmania is part of an archipelago of more than 300 islands around Australia that serve as sanctuaries for native wildlife and flora within five diverse regions. About forty percent of the island is protected as national parks, World Heritage Areas, and forest and marine reserves, creating large expanses of uninhabited wilderness, perfect for some of the world’s most rare animals including the Tasmanian devil. Outdoors the island is a playground for adventure enthusiasts from rafting, cycling, and kayaking adventures to bushwalks through Narawntapu National Park to explore the diverse wildlife. Food enthusiasts will savor the flavors of gourmet food, fresh, local seafood, and the excellent wine selection.