Don’t be put off by the cold, toughen up! We think Winter is a great time to visit Tasmania
See snow on the mountains- Snow is still a novelty for many Aussies and Tassie provides quick and easy opportunities to experience it. Cradle Mountain, Mount Wellington and Ben Lomond all regularly receive a white dusting during winter.
Go to a festival- Dark MOFO is the uber cool celebration of darkness. There’s also Festival of Voices, Huon Mid-Winter Festival, Scallop Fiesta in Bridport and Latrobe's Chocolate Winterfest.
Go to the footy- Hawthorn play 4 games a season in Launceston. Aurora Stadium holds only 21,000 fans so its a great place to watch footy. Check the fixture and head down for a weekend.
Avoid the crowds- Tasmania is a small island. Popular attractions like MONA, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain are overrun with visitors during Summer. While some attractions and services are limited or closed during Winter, with a little forward research, you’ll still have a great trip. You’ll save a few bucks on flights & accommodation too.
Indulge in Tasmania's excellent food and wine. Winter produces the most delicious oysters and its also scallop season. Truffle season is in June and July. Enjoy rich dishes made from Tassie beef with a glass of pinot noir. Warm up with Tassie whisky.
Top tip: Moores Hill cellar door is open everyday throughout winter from 10am to 5pm. Relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a cheese toastie.
Be prepared for cold weather & pack the warm gear. Thongs in a Tassie winter are simply not practical.
Check Winter opening hours/ days for attractions and restaurants.
Look out for winter specials on accommodation.
The winter days are short and roads can be affected by fog & ice so plan your driving. Plan to do less, not more. You can always come back again.
Have you visited Tasmania in Winter? What are your tips?