If you've never been to Tasmania, you've got to put it on your agenda for 2014. It's got so much to offer, and you won't have to travel far to discover its stunning natural beauty and adventure activities.
For those who still need convincing, here are four reasons why you should discover Tasmania this year.
1. Mount Wellington
Located just a half hour's drive away from Hobart, Mount Wellington is a wilderness experience you'll remember forever. The locals love the mountain's rainforest, sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations. Once you reach the top, you get awe-inspiring views of Hobart, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula.
Take things up a notch with a bush walk through the forest, or stop for a barbecue and picnic at the facilities provided.
2. Museum of Old and New Art
Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA as it is affectionately named, is one of the world's largest and most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities. It covers three floors with over 400 works of art, as well as a cinema, winery, microbrewery and library. Open six days a week, it's a must-do for anyone visiting the Hobart region.
3. Freycinet National Park
Home to dramatic pink granite peaks,abundant birdlife and sweeping sandy beaches, Freycinet National Park is the perfect east coast destination for nature loves in Tasmania. The long strip of land is home to the beloved Wineglass Bay, offering a beautiful beach experience.
Walk out to secluded bays, beaches and lagoons, taking in the coastline of the seaside village of Swansea.
4. Salamanca Markets
If you tire of all the nature walks Tasmania has to offer, take a trip to Hobart's Salamanca Markets. Set amongst historic Georgian sandstone buildings, these markets attract thousands of locals and tourists every Saturday.
Nearly 300 stallholders turn out every week to sell original handmade pieces, with woodwork and jewellery on offer as well as glassware and ceramics. Take home some tropical fresh fruit and organic vegetables to include in your healthy meal plans, or simply sit back and listen to local musicians work their magic.