How to winter
Celebrate a proper winter with food, wine and whisky, blazing fires and snow play. Here are some hot tips to plan the Off Season in Tasmania.Read more
Tasmanians embrace winter. We don’t suffer the cold and the dark – we live for it. Do like the locals do – layer up and throw yourself into festivals and feasts, gather around fires, bask in the warmth. Walk further, dance harder. Come join us.
Darkness can be dazzling in Tasmania, where long winter nights, the absence of light pollution and the island’s southerly latitude create black backdrops to glittering displays of stars. Even better, Tasmania is one of the few places in the world to witness the Aurora Australis, aka the Southern Lights, and its beguiling curtains of colour. Glittering night-sky locations and experiences:
Cradle Mountain - Pierre Destribats
We don’t endure winter, we embrace it. Rug up and join us at winter events ranging from celebrations of voice and theatre to whisky and darker spirits. Top mid-year festivals and events:
Dark Mofo - Jarrad Seng
Cradle Mountain - Luke Tscharke
"Tasmania’s weather is famously variable, and winter has its own take on this. With low sun and clear air - sometimes crystalline and frosty, sometimes dramatic and stormy - the light can be perfect for photography."
Grant Dixon, photographer and author of Winter Light