My wife and I were residents in Hobart for 5 years through the late 80s. Despite that there are still many parts of Tasmania left for us to visit.
We recently returned from a 6-week visit staying in the north and west. One week in January 2012 was spent at Cradle Chalet at Moina from which we drove to Cradle Mountain National Park on a couple of occasions. Rain and cloud prevented us seeing the actual top of Cradle Mountain but we did have an enjoyable walk on the boardwalk from Snake Hill back to the visitors centre.
There were very few other walkers and imagine our surprise and delight to find on the boardwalk waddling towards us a wild Tassie devil. It came within 20 metres before reluctantly giving way to us and jumping off into the button grass. Magic!