A discussion forum for people from mainland Australia and Europe who are planning a permanent move with their families to the island of Tasmania. Here we can discuss the way of life and culture in Tasmania as well as real estate, schools for the kids, Our various Christian churches, the jobs market, advice from locals about settling in etc etc. Any people already settled and established on the island and whom may want to offer advice are also very welcome to join us here on the 'Moving to Tasmania' forum.
Tasmania is an extremely stunningly beautiful island of majestic mountains, lush temperate rainforests, wild river rapids, rolling forested hills and white sandy surf beaches. Where else can you find all this in less than an hours drive in any direction? Add to that natural environment two vibrant cities with a wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs, theaters, cinemas, shopping centres and open-air markets and you've got the best of all worlds in one place....
Tasmania is of course Australia's only island state. It is a heart-shaped island of lush green valleys, uncrowded towns and villages and vast undeveloped coastlines.
It is one of the world's most mountainous islands and while the peaks do not tower to great heights, they are unique in their serrated profile. The geology reflects our connection millions of years ago to Antarctica, and it is one of the few places in the world where ancient dolorite rocks dominates the landscape.
The climate is mild and rainfall quite regular. The Roaring Forty winds that travel across our island bring with them the cleanest air in the world. But in less than 300 kilometres the weather patterns change dramatically. On the west coast the average rainfall is around three metres a year, while on the east coast it's less than 20 centimetres.
May we invite you to join the forum and we look forward to our future in Tasmania.
Keywords: Tasmania, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Whitemark