If you want to take a break from the mainland, hop on over to Tasmania. This unique island state has what has officially been designated as the cleanest air in the world, and rainwater is so pure it's harvested and bottled.
Tasmania’s highlights include white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, snow-capped mountain peaks, and rustic villages sprinkled throughout a scenic countryside. Hike through World Heritage wilderness; take part in guided wildlife tours and cruises; or visit a world-class trout fishery that's frequented by everyone from former Prime Ministers to English rock stars.
With its year-round events and festivals and some of Australia's best preserved historic sites and colonial heritage, you can easily spend a weekend or a month exploring this glorious island.