Tasmania, the island state of Australia, lies 40 degrees south of the equator. An archipelago of 334 islands in the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere, it is a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, spectacular wilderness and sparkling highland lakes.
Tasmanians breathe the world’s cleanest air and drink the purest water. Unpolluted coastal seas and rich, fertile soils enable them to produce the finest foods.
Rain clouds rolling constantly westward towards Tasmania contain water of incredible purity. The clouds are carried across the Roaring Forties, south of polluting land masses, before meeting Tasmania’s western mountains and shedding their precious moisture. This exceptional water is the raw material for a thriving rainwater and mineral water industry.
Tasmania has built a reputation over recent decades as Australia’s gourmet island. Outstanding seafood, a range of more than 100 specialty cheeses, world-famous honey, including organic leatherwood honey from the rainforest, excellent meat and crisp, fresh vegetables attract buyers and fastidious consumers to the islands in the Southern Ocean.
Now global negatives are adding a positive local impetus. Concerns about food safety in an increasingly polluted world have focused attention on Tasmania’s famously clean air, ample supplies of clean water and freedom from many of the outside world’s pests and diseases.
Tasmanian farmers have no need to use certain chemicals that are routinely applied to food crops in other regions and focus on sustainably grown farming practices. Because food is GM-free and artificial hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote livestock growth, it is as safe as it is delicious.
The World’s Natural Larder.
Tasmania is Australia’s only island state. It is a heart-shaped island of lush green valleys, uncrowded towns and villages and mostly still undeveloped.
Tasmanians breathe the world’s cleanest air and drink the purest water. Unpolluted coastal seas and rich, fertile soils enable them to produce the finest foods and wines.
Tasmania has more than 1,000 mountain peaks, four mild seasons; while more than 40 per cent of the Island is protected as national parks and reserves.