When you travel to Tasmania, there are also opportunities to travel back in time—not just to early days of British settlement, but into a primordial past. One aspect of Tasmania that sets it apart is its climate, cooler and moister than much of the rest of Australia. Here tree species that once covered the entire continent, when it was still part of the larger super-continent of Gondwana, survive and thrive. The easy walk to the beautiful Nelson Falls will take you past ancient plants, including seven different types of ferns. After visiting the falls, you’ll continue on to Strahan, a lovely 19th-century town on the water, where you’ll spend the night in one of the cottages at Strahan Village.
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