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Warm up with spirits and truffles, inhale the crisp air and encounter woolly wildlife.

Weave north-west gold into your Tasmanian winter road trip: feast lavishly on paddock-to-plate produce, plucked from volcanic soils; experience the snowy elation of alpine elevation; toast marshmallows under the stars; and go to the blustery edges of the island – it might just unleash your wild side.

Pack your beanie and start planning your north-west Tasmania winter holiday.

A distiller talks to a group of people sit at a long counter in a rustic shed.
Alchymia Distillery
Tourism Australia


Food is at the heart of this fertile region.

What better way to sample the deliciousness than on the ground with the producers? Get in the dirt with the dogs: hunt for aromatic treasures on the Truffledore’s boutique farm and devour truffle-laden dishes. Meet the winemakers and tuck into a long lunch looking out to sea at Ghost Rock Wines, or high in the hills at House of Hargrave Vineyard and Cellar Door.

A platter of crackers, various cheeses, olives and fruits on a large wooden table.
Lunch at Ghost Rock Wines
Lauren Bath

Become acquainted with the origins of your food: meet the makers at Hursey Seafoods and slurp wintertime bivalves at Tarkine Fresh Oysters.

For something fiery, warm the cockles with a wee dram. Matt and Sarah guide you through their small-batch spirits at Alchymia Distillery, while in Devonport, Southern Wild Distillery serves flights of award-winning Dasher + Fisher Gin.

A woman reclines in a large outdoor bath and looks out over a beach in the distance, while a small kangaroo sits nearby.
Kittawa Lodge
Emilie Ristevski


Find a cosy place to lay your head and be inspired by wintry north-west accommodation experiences.

Go on, splurge on a slice of King Island luxury: be pampered at off-grid paradise Kittawa Lodge, or rejuvenate at coastal haven Ettrick Rocks. Remember to look up – dark skies mesmerise at stylish Table House Farm and secluded Rocky Cape Retreat. Hear the soft sounds of nature and count stars at Gleneagle Tasmania luxury glamping, or snuggle up for romance beneath the Milky Way in a tiny house in the wilderness.

Nothing melts away the winter chill quite like a steamy outdoor tub. Plonk in at lavish Eagles Nest Retreat, with a symphony of croaking frogs for company. Or swap frogs for miniature goats at quaint Hideaway Farmlet.

A park guide cradles a Tasmanian Devil and shows two young children.
Devils @ Cradle
Laura Helle


Follow your curiosity into north-west Tasmania’s winter wonderlands.

You can’t help but let out an audible “aww” when cuddling a Tasmanian devil joey at Wings Wildlife Park and Devils @ Cradle sanctuaries.

For an organic animal-spotting encounter, watch little penguins waddle up from the water at Burnie Foreshore, Lillico Beach, and King Island’s Grassy Harbour. Speaking of King Island, the golf courses are extra invigorating during the Off Season: give Cape Wickham or Ocean Dunes a go. Or seek higher, icier ground on a mystical walk around Dove Lake or Crater Lake, both within Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

A couple stand on the small, stony shore of a lake in front of a wooden boat shed, with a snow covered peak in the distance.
Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain
Dearna Bond

Want more mountains? Hike till you hit the heavens upon photogenic Mount Roland or the famed Cradle Mountain. While you’re here, build a snowman.

Drive back down to sea-level, perhaps passing a tapestry of Sheffield’s street murals, and go to the very edges of Tasmania for a big gulp of the world’s cleanest air. Keep the revelry burning into the evening at an artistic festival – or just keep breathing in that pure air.

Set your compass to Tasmania's regions

Explore things to do across Tasmania's five distinctive regions, from the sizzling south to the gourmet north; the wild west, luxurious east and snow-capped north west. Wherever you decide to roam on this heart-shaped island, you’ll find treasured places to eat, stay and play (that's how you keep the winter chill at bay).

Take me there

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What's on your winter bucket list?

Strike your burning desires off your to-do list: fill your nights with wild wonder, expand your creative horizons, hike deep into Tasmania’s wilderness, and taste seasonal feasts and silky libations. Maybe you’ll even shatter the bounds of your comfort zone on a caving or cold-plunging adventure? This winter, it’s up to you.

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