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Any time of year is a fine time to explore Tasmania, but the cooler months are when things get wild. This is the Off Season – a time to gather around blazing log fires and slow-cooked feasts; to plunge into festivals and dance wildly; to talk long into the night and dream deeply. Find inspiration in nature, get creative, or go 'off' in your own way – the Off Season is open to just about anything.  

Off Season Offers

Businesses across Tasmania join the Off Season festivities with offers and experiences for winter wanderers – things to do, places to stay and good things to eat and drink. A forest cabin on a winter’s night. A truffle hunt over frosty fields. Maybe a cooking class, a stargazing session, a rafting trip or a sled-dog ride. Want to get amongst it next winter? Watch this space…

Couple in an outdoor wooden hot tub, drinking wine and taking in the view.

Things to do in winter

When the cold weather rolls around, the Off Season fires up with wine, whisky, festivals, feasts and face paint. But the Off Season can also be a time of quiet reflection – a chance to go off-grid. Dive into nature and come up smiling, or stoke your creative fires and try something new. Let your inhibitions drop with the temperature, or just get cosy. This is winter, for real.

A couple stand in a park lit mysteriously by the laser lights that are cast over their heads.

The off season community

Head underground with a cave expert, taste-test fresh honey with a beekeeper, or cold-plunge with the brave – the Off Season is an open invitation to embrace the Tasmanian winter, hand-in-hand with our creative community. Meet some seasoned Off Seasoners and hotwire your cool season with a social spark.

Get communal

A man jumps up from beneath the surface of a small, rocky pond situated within a forest, splashing water.

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