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Scott Sporleder makes a loop of the Australian island.

[Editor's note: Scott Sporleder was the first of many travel journalists to participate in the (closed beta) MatadorAccess program. When launched, this program will enable Matador to connect journalists with Destination Marketing Orgs (DMOs) and global PR firms, sending talented writers, photographers, and filmmakers on amazing trips all over the world. Scott was hosted by Discover Tasmania. Check out more of his Tasmania content on his Matador community page.]

I HAD BEEN COOPED UP in an airplane for 15 hours on my flight from the States to Australia — then during my layover I sat under a screen which for eight hours bathed me with the constant flickering glow of the arrival and departure of flights to other far-off lands. I capped it all off with another two-hour flight from Sydney to Hobart, the island’s capital.

By the time I strolled off that plane I was ready to be outside. Here’s what I found.

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About The Author

Scott Sporleder

Since graduating from San Diego State University, Scott has dedicated 3 months a year to travel and photographing the world's unique cultures. While not on the road, you can visit Scott every summer at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. You can also view his travel photography at

  • Hal Amen

    that shot of cape pillar blows me away!

  • bill

    Seems like there are a lot of options to get around Tasmania when you are visiting a quick google search lead me to the following.

  • Carlo Alcos

    The wombat photo does it for me…I love how it fits right in with the scenery, the little bushy bumps in the grass.

  • Cari

    Great photos :)

  • Daniel Nahabedian

    Fantastic photos! Tasmania is definitely a place I’d like to visit in the future.

  • sana

    well said. nice post, i enjoy it. 
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  • write my homework

    Fotos look like they are pictures from fantasty book) Or from AVATAR in other color specter) Thanks for sharing. 

  • Muhamed Thasneem

    I Love wild life.

  • Maureen Schooling

    Stunning scenery & I love living here now, all the native animals are so special, unique in the world for sure.

  • Kathryn Nichols

    Hey Scott! Great photos :) And, what do you do at the Sawdust Festival every year? I’ve been there!

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