The air may be crisp, but in Tasmania winter definitely doesn’t put a freeze on activities! Celebrate the vibrant culture, rich history, outstanding natural beauty, and first-class events and foodie attractions that shine in Tassie’s cooler climate.
There are outstanding museums and galleries that are ideal places to keep warm, embrace the natural beauty of snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls, and rugged oceans views and feast on a fabulous food wine and spirits.
Or uncover a string of cultural, sporting, and food-related events sure to keep the whole family happy.
And there’s no better way to explore the Apple Isle than with BIG4. Tassie parks have amazing specials on cabin accommodation in July and August … so this is the perfect time to plan a midyear break!
Museums & galleries:
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart, the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston
- The Museum of Old and New Art – MONA in Hobart presents a mind-blowing showcase of international treasures and contemporary art. It also hosts an impressive program of events including Dark MOFO in winter
- Many smaller art galleries and local venues around the state
Natural beauty in winter:
- The Southern right whales and humpback whales travel north, along the east coast especially Freycinet Peninsula, from Jun – Aug
- Acacia trees bloom – the silver wattle is particularly spectacular. This happens across the state according to species from late July – Aug – Sep
- Waterfalls and caves
Food and wine:
Breweries & distilleries
- The major beer breweries – Boags in Launceston and Cascade in Hobart, with a long and growing list of craft breweries
- As the Apple Isle, cideries in the apple and pear growing heartland of the Huon Valley
- Tasmania’s pure water is also perfect for distilling whisky, vodka and gin with several award-winning distilleries producing some of the world’s greatest spirits
Vineyards & wineries
- The state is known for its cool-climate wines with Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer
- Wine routes are found north of Launceston in the Tamar Valley and east to Pipers River. In the south, the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys together comprise the Southern Wine Route and are all within an easy drive of Hobart.
- You’ll also find excellent wines produced along Tasmania’s East Coast between Swansea and Bicheno.
- Farm Gate Market: ‘Know thy farmer’ – every Sunday in the heart of Hobart
- Harvest Launceston – every Saturday from 8:30-12:30 in Launceston
- Burnie Farmers Market
BIG4 accommodation in Tasmania
Choose from one of the 12 BIG4 Holiday Parks in Tasmania, offering family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites and camping throughout the state – and many have great winter accommodation deals!
Close to the world renowned Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay, St Columba Waterfalls and Wineglass Bay are just some of the other nearby attractions.
Fifteen minutes from Launceston, this park is a must see on your Tassie touring itinerary. The peaceful South Esk River is a short stroll away and wineries, national parks, and family attractions are close at hand.
Devonport sits on the banks of the Mersey River in the centre of Tasmania’s fertile Mersey/Forth valley. The cabin and caravan park is perfectly situated for easy and enjoyable day trips.
Bicheno is surrounded by picturesque beaches, nature reserves and tourist attractions such as Diamond Island, fairy penguins and Natureworld. The park is only 30 minutes from world famous Freycinet National Park.
This is the perfect base to explore Cradle Mountain, which boasts excellent hiking trails and outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and ancient rainforests.
This is the ideal location to explore Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. The area is rich in stunning natural beauty, great walks and history and abounds in fresh local produce from berries to wine and seafood.
Only 15 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal at Devonport, there are many attractions to discover. Stay a few days and take a day trip to Cradle Mountain. With self-contained cabins, this holiday and caravan park is a great place to stay.
Hobart Airport Tourist Park provides comfortable two-bedroom self-contained cabins, as well as powered and ensuite campervan and caravan sites, just minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes’ drive from the city.
Discovery Holiday Parks is just a 10 minute drive from Hobart, offering a central location to explore all that southern Tasmania has to offer in a relaxed bush setting.
This is a 16 acre elevated city retreat boasting stunning views of Launceston and the Tamar Valley! It is walking distance to Launceston CBD (2km) and only 10 minutes from the airport.
Home of the Port Arthur historic convict prison, and part of the beautiful Tasman Region, 1.5 hours south of Hobart, with stunning coastal and rural scenery.
The Park is 40 min from Launceston or 45 min drive from the Spirit of Tasmania through picturesque countryside bordering Narawntrapu National Park. The Tamar has great wineries, stunning scenery, great attractions and abundant wildlife.