There’s a seasonal sparkle to Tasmania in winter, whether it’s sunshine on fresh snow, or the remarkable clarity of the air.
In Hobart, mean maximum temperatures drop to about 13 degrees through the winter months, but blue-sky days are common – the average rainfall in Hobart in July is 42 millimetres, which is less than in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in the same month.
Head to the mountains and things get frostier – around Cradle Mountain, the average daily winter temperature is about eight degrees. The coldest temperature on record in Tasmania was set in August 2020 at Liawenee in the Central Highlands: -14.2 degrees.
Rainy days are more likely in the lush west, where the town of Strahan averages about 180 millimetres of rain a month in winter. That drops to less than 50 millimetres a month on the east coast.