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Tasmania Magnificent Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast is a highlight. Our day hike revealed many unobstructed panoramas of Tasman Bay and its emerald and azure waters. A visit to Port Arthur, a penal settlement, and the Isle of the Dead, a burial ground for convicts in the 1800s, is entertaining. Finally, a visit to Hobart, the capital and once a shipbuilding and whaling port, adds to Tasmania's diversity. Info: -- Linda Mattick, Manhattan Beach
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