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Australia has so many natural wonders, but it suffers from the same problem that Canada does: too much space between points of interest. Nature lovers who want to pack a lot into a short stay head to Tasmania, an island south of Melbourne that's about the size of New Brunswick.
It offers stunning seascapes, sculptured dolorite cliffs and cool dripping rainforests. Nearly a third of this Edenic landscape is protected in national parks, and over 20 percent has been declared a World Heritage area. Hikers hit the Overland, a world-famous coastal track that takes in the varied scenery on a multi-day hike. Others head to picturesque Freycinet, a 30-kilometre-long peninsula home to Tasmania's most famous vista, Wineglass Bay, though you'll have to tackle a three-hour hike through craggy mountains to get to it.