Tasmania may seem small on a map, especially next to the mainland Australia. But once you start checking distances you realise it’s actually not that small at all. The land size area can be compared to Sri Lanka (see the pic below via thetruesize.com).
My birthday was a perfect excuse to finally visit Tasmania. From Melbourne, it’s just a short 40 minutes flight to Launceston and with good flight promos, the flight can be cheaper than the bus to the airport (like it was in our case).