Tasmania is an isolated island made up of rugged wilderness, glistening waters, adorable animals and vast parks and reserves. Between June 2014 and June 2015, over one million people traveled to Tasmania, that’s a year-over-year increase of 8%.

Here are 10 picture-perfect reasons you should travel to Tasmania before even more people realize the beauty and adventure this picturesque island has to offer.

1 Tasmania is easily one of the most beautiful places on Earth

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2 There are waterfalls that'll take your breath away (Russell Falls, pictured below)

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3 Tasmanian Devils are real animals that live here

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4 Adorable wombats live here too

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5 Painted Cliffs, Maria Island... WOW

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6 Participate in the Cradle Mountain Overland Track, Australia's six day premier alpine walk

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7 Skip the 6 day walk and spend an afternoon hiking up to Cradle Mountain's unbelievable summit

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8 Visit Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park and enjoy one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world

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9 There are over 18 stunning national parks to explore

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10 Total isolation from the hectic real world
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