Down at the edge of the world, the edge of Western civilization, lapping at the southernmost shores of Australia, is the island of Tasmania. The world’s 26th largest island, this Australian island state lies 150 miles off the South Coast of Oz, and is separated by a body of water known as the Bass Strait. 11,000+ years ago, this strait caused the division between Australia and Tasmania, and formed this gorgeous island, that is home to half a million people.

Leave your expectations at the border, Tasmania is unlike any place you’ve seen before. Surrounded by three different oceans, the Indian Ocean to the West, Pacific to the East, and the Southern Ocean below, this is a place of stunning beauty and jaw-dropping biodiversity. Every year, more and more people are waking up to the appeal of Tasmania as a place to restart their lives. Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to start afresh with a move to Tasmania right now!

 

The People

There’s nobody in the world quite like Tasmanians. Sure, Aussies are pretty amazing, but Tassies are their own entity. A collection of down-to-Earth, friendly, super creative people, ready to welcome outsiders, and that small town feel that offers a sense of community and provenance is definitely something that appeals. When you are considering a move away from the place you’ve always lived, and you’re seeking a new lease of life and change of pace, the best thing you can do is to make sure you choose somewhere with friendly, welcoming, and interesting people, and this is one of the best ways of being able to do this. 

 

The Air

Being able to breathe fresh, clean and revitalising air can work wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Research suggests that Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world, making it a destination that can boost your health and wellness, as well as providing you with amazing natural beauty as well. Specifically, the northwestern tip of Tassie, on the Cape Grim Peninsula is where you will find the air that has been dubbed the “cleanest in the world.” Since 1976, the coastline of Tasmania has been home to the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station. The station measures the quality of the Earth’s baseline air, and the air here is so clean that it’s actually bottled and sold, along with the water in the region, to areas suffering from pollution. If you are looking to live somewhere that has clean and fresh air, that will boost your health and wellness, Tasmania is pretty much the best place you can choose. 

 

The Biodiversity

With stunning natural beauty, the cool climate of Tasmania feeds a gorgeous and varied landscape, and a natural habitat full of wonder, beauty, and serenity. With cool, crisp, clean air, and the sights and sounds of the natural world to rejuvenate and revitalize body and mind, this is one of the world’s most desirable landscapes. Epic, majestic mountains; lush, green forests; clear, glassy waters; sprawling wetlands; coastal heaths, and so much more. This is one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking destinations on Earth, and being able to get away from it all. With more than 2,000 kilometres of hiking trails, national parks and reserves, covering around half the island, a move here would be the perfect antidote to the fast-paced and frenetic city life. Geographic isolation has helped Tasmania thrive as a unique and globally significant hub of natural beauty and wonder. 

 

Slower Pace of Life

If there is one thing the global pandemic has taught us, it is the value of taking a step back and assessing the important things in life. Being able to enjoy a slower and less intensive pace of life is something that comes with so many benefits. More people are moving out of the big cities, and are looking to settle in smaller and less manic places. A move to Tasmania is perfect in this regard, as it is a place with just half a million people; for comparison, Sydney has a population of close to five and a half million! What’s more, being a rural location, there are no skyscrapers and buildings cluttering up the jaw-dropping skyline. The slower pace of life and more laid back surroundings can do wonders for your mental state, as well as helping you to relax, unwind, and enjoy the smaller things in life. 

 

Great Food Scene

As a developing island state, Tasmania is one that thrives off trade and collaboration, and the food and wine scene is one of the best in Australia. The unspoilt natural environment is a have for farmers, cultivators, and winemakers galore. This is one of the reasons why there is such a thriving food and drink scene all across Tassie, which attracts interest from all over the world, and this can be right on your doorstep when you make the decision to move to Tasmania. Being able to make the most of a developing and growing food scene is something that can really improve and enhance your lifestyle as much as possible.

 

The Market is More Affordable

Buying a home in the big city can be expensive, and come with all kinds of problems, not to mention the fact that space is much more of a premium. When you buy in Tasmania you get far more bang for your bucks, and this allows you to have a home that improves quality of life in the process too. Making sure you find the ideal home to boost your life and help you start afresh is so important, and there’s a good bet Tasmania has what you need. And, as a bonus, the housing market is thriving there, so once you buy you have a greatest investment in case you should ever look to sell and upsize in the future.

Tasmania is a beautiful, magical and thriving island state, with so much on offer to take advantage of. Perfect for those who live chaotic and stressful lives, and are looking to tackle a step back and unplug, recharge, and reconnect with the things that really matter in life.