Nature and Wildlife in Tasmania is unique and breathtaking. Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with spectacular scenery, rare plants and animals and a rich range of marine life.
Being a compact island, its many diverse ecosystems-from alpine zones, wetlands and grasslands to coastal heaths and extensive temperate rainforests-are easy to reach.
The ecosystems of the island were formed by previous ice ages and many of the plants and wildlife of Tasmania are living proof of the breakup of Gondwana ‘s super-continent, millions of years ago.
This natural marvellous country hosts a population of mammals , birds, frogs and reptiles, many of which are present in Tasmania only.
The plant species of Tasmania are just as diverse as its various habitats. They include a large array of eucalypts, ancient conifers such as the Huon pine and the only native deciduous plant in Australia, the Fagus.
(Article by discovertasmania.com.au)