Winter like a local
Tasmanians have honed the art of celebrating winter. 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.Read more
Baby it’s cold outside, and nothing beats warming up by a crackling fire after a day exploring.
Here are our hot tips for a blazing good time in Tasmania.
Winter in Tasmania is the time to celebrate the dark in unordinary ways, with fire lighting the way. This is the season for connecting, and there’s no better place than around a fire at a winter festival. Taste food cooked over fire at Dark Mofo’s winter feast and follow the blazing torches to the ritual of The Burning. Sing around a giant bonfire at Festival of Voices. And sip hot cider as pagans wassail in apple orchards in the Huon Valley to ensure a good crop. Grab your calendar - it’s time to get fired up.
Winter Feast - Adam Gibson
Communal feasting around a fire goes back to the dawn of time, and it’s been fired to perfection in Tasmania. Cooking with fire is a sensory experience. It’s unpredictable. It’s elemental. It enhances flavours in unique ways as ingredients transform before your eyes. For wood-fired good times, indulge in a farmhouse lunch at Fat Pig Farm, embark on a riesling tasting and a riverside firepit barbecue at Waterton Hall. Warm up in these wood-fired kitchens:
Create this delicious Plank Salmon recipe [PDF, 325 KB] by Michelle Crawford
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery - Stu Gibson
"Fire cooking ignites a passion that evokes creativity and imagination. It takes me to a place where I forget about the world around me and I’m transported by the smoke and flavour of fire cooking."
Chef Sarah Glover