When one speaks of South Pacific islands, there are a variety of images that immediately come to mind. However, none of those images are likely to match what Tasmania looks like. Despite being an island in the South Pacific, it is in a mild but far from tropical climate zone, and as such, looks more like northern England than South Pacific.
Tasmania is well watered, which makes it ideal for both agriculture and hydroelectric energy. It also makes it immensely green. Everywhere you look, it’s green. The island is actually the continuation of the mainland’s Great Dividing Range, so it is quite mountainous. It is also heaven for lovers of wildlife.
I think the photo below gets across a little of the intensity of the greenness of Tasmania. It is not the olive green of South Australia and Victoria. It is the deep green more familiar to those of us from the northern hemisphere.