Tasmania, Australia’s island state, is a wonderful place to live and work in your chosen profession of nursing.

Here are five things the locals love to do – and so will you.

Climb to the heights at Cradle Mountain

The famous craggy profile of Cradle Mountain is dusted with snow in winter – but on a warm summer’s day, follow the track through rainforest to Marion’s Lookout, to see the sun sparkling on Dove Lake, far below. If the day is clear and you’re feeling adventurous, continue onwards and upwards to the summit.

Join a guided a wine tour from Launceston to the Tamar Valley  

Tasmania’s cool-climate grapes ripen slowly through the island’s calm, clear autumn days. As you tour from vineyard to vineyard, you’ll soon see why the Tamar Wine Region’s pinots and chardonnays have won world acclaim. The best way to enjoy the day is to go with a tour – let your guide do the driving while you concentrate on the tasting.

Try a dozen of Bruny Island’s best oysters

A short drive and an even shorter car ferry ride south from Hobart is Bruny Island, home of Get Shucked oyster farm, where you’ll discover the freshest oysters you’ve ever tasted. Close by is the Bruny Island Cheese Company – and further down the road are the vines and cellar door of Bruny Island Premium Wines, Australia’s southernmost vineyard. Bruny’s wildlife – on land, at sea and in the air – is as spectacular as the island’s scenery.

Be amazed and amused at Mona in Hobart

It’s mostly sublime and sometimes ridiculous, but the wonderful Mona – the Museum of Old and New Art – is never, ever boring. Take the ferry from the city docks, bring your sense of awe as well as your sense of humour and make a day of it – grab a Moo Brew craft beer or a Moorilla vintage and enjoy lunch in the Wine Bar.

Cruise the mighty Gordon River from Strahan

This village on the edge of World Heritage wilderness is home port for the cruise boats that cross Macquarie Harbour, slip briefly through Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean, then glide into the lower reaches of the Gordon, where ancient Huon pines are perfectly reflected in the dark water.


Ready to come to Tassie?

If you are interested in gaining permanent Australian residency in Tasmania as a nurse in our health care system, Divergence can assist you through the application process.

Nurses coming to work in Tasmania need to fulfil the Tasmanian Government’s list of criteria. For full details, please visit our website. If you meet these criteria, we want to talk to you about your new nursing career as a permanent Australian resident, here in Tasmania.

Email connect@divergence.com.au or call 03  6108 9150.