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10 overlooked eco-tourism destinations

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 30, 2012, 5:31 p.m.

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Tasmania is a small island south of mainland Australia. This is arguably one of the most unusual nature destinations in the entire region of Oceania. A significant fraction of Tasmania is protected as national parkland. Temperate rain forests, mountains, and miles of explorable shoreline add to the eco-tourism allure of this remote-feeling place. Species like the Tasmanian devil, platypus, and Forester kangaroo call Tasmania home, so wildlife seekers will have plenty to see as well. The amazing scenery of this island is not always accessible. Therefore, four-wheel-drive tours are sometimes necessary for those who really want to get lost in the wilderness of Tasmania.