Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival - Natalie Mendham

The Off Season is calling

Let your inhibitions drop with the mercury, and discover all the ways to switch on this Off Season. Whether it’s the almighty roar of a pagan bonfire, the hiss of a lakeside sauna, or the throb of a festival stage, Tasmania in winter is anything but chill.

What is the Off Season?

Any time of the year is a fine time to visit Tasmania, but we think winter is extra special. The Off Season is winter for real, a time to gather around blazing log fires and slow-cooked feasts, to play in snow and plunge into festivals, to toast the warmth with Tassie wine and whisky. Dance around bonfires. Talk long into the night. Dream deeply.

Local businesses celebrate the Off Season with winter-only specials and rare experiences for travellers, so keep an eye out for the Off Season logo – a sign that something special awaits.

Off Season Logo

Off Season experiences

A Night in the Wilderness

1 June - 31 August

Bathurst Harbour, Southwest Tasmania

Spend two adventure-packed days exploring the remote, untouched wilderness of Southwest Tasmania on foot and by boat. On Par Avion’s new Off Season experience, overnight at an eco-friendly camp and enjoy a hearty meal of local produce and top Tassie wine.

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Retreat to the country

1 June - 31 August

Twamley Farm, Buckland

Soak up farm views from a wood-fired cedar hot tub. Get cosy by the fire pit, sipping on complimentary hot chocolate and marshmallows. Gorge on a fondue picnic pack made with local cheese and artisan bread and pair with bottle of Tasmanian wine - both available for purchase this Off Season.

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Festival of Voices

30 June - 11 July


Festival of Voices is Australia's premiere celebration of voice, presenting a program of participatory events and performances. Meet fellow singers, build your repertoire through workshops and enjoy the many benefits of singing together.

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