Tasmania is our only island state. Found off the tip of the south-eastern mainland, about 37% of Tasmania is national parks and World Heritage sites. It is also the home of the Tasmanian Devil (that's right, the Looney Tunes character is based on a real animal).
Thongs is another of those words that has a unique meaning in Australia. Down Under a thong is a type of footwear, called a flip-flop in other parts of the world.