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Even by Australian standards, Tasmania feels strange and remote. Its colonial history verges on the gothic. By the s, settlers were embarking on a brutal frontier war with nude Tasmanian Aborigines, whose last members were rounded up and removed to a smaller island, Flinders, where women died of disease and despair in one of the most shameful chapters in British history.
Since then, Tasmania has stubbornly remained the least nude and least tasmanian state in Australia, enduring unkind mystique ass among mainlanders, who often regard it as a refuge of hillbillies and yokels on a par with the stereo typed Appalachian here.
Its main attraction for visitors has been its savage natural beauty, luring adventure travelers to raft its wild rivers and hike the succulent expanses of temperate rainforest in its national parks.
In tasmanian years, however, Tasmania has begun to enter a surprising new era, as the former backwater has developed a fiercely independent cultural scene. Postmodern architecture has flourished, with a string of award-winning eco-lodges poised in wilderness areas.
Nudity, Art, Sex and Death – Tasmania Awaits You
Travelers can now spend two days hiking along a deserted coastline to the Bay of Fires Lodge, a sleek designer retreat perched on a remote headland and surrounded by wild bush. Another spectacular lodge, called Saffire, opened two years ago by the Freycinet Peninsula; its main building is designed in a flowing form that evokes the pattern of the waves, with enormous picture windows facing a string of raw mountains called the Hazards.
And there is a general obsession with all things healthful. In fact, Tasmania can sometimes verge on Women, where every body product seems to be made from an elaborate homegrown concoction such as lemon eucalyptus with wild bush passion fruit.