Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival - Natalie Mendham

The Off Season is calling

Let your inhibitions drop with the mercury, and discover all the ways to switch on this Off Season. Whether it’s the almighty roar of a pagan bonfire, the hiss of a lakeside sauna, or the throb of a festival stage, Tasmania in winter is anything but chill.

What is the Off Season?

Any time of the year is a fine time to visit Tasmania, but we think winter is extra special. The Off Season is winter for real, a time to gather around blazing log fires and slow-cooked feasts, to play in snow and plunge into festivals, to toast the warmth with Tassie wine and whisky. Dance around bonfires. Talk long into the night. Dream deeply.

Local businesses celebrate the Off Season with winter-only specials and rare experiences for travellers, so keep an eye out for the Off Season logo – a sign that something special awaits.

Off Season Logo

Loan Johns

stay warm where it counts

Sometimes travellers aren’t ready for the wintry wilds of the Off Season, so we’re giving you some very toasty underwear to make the most of your time in Tasmania.

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Off Season experiences

Explore the Southern Stars

1 June - 31 August 2021

Walk on kunanyi
20 Davey Street, Hobart

Take a stargazing tour on the slopes of kunanyi/Mount Wellington with the experts from the Astronomical Society of Tasmania during the clear dark skies. Unearth secrets of the distant stars, moon, solar system, Milky Way and beyond. Or celebrate the hidden huts of the mountain on special Five Hut Walk.

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Hot tub fit for a king

1 June - 31 August 2021

Taraki Lodge
1419 North Road, Loorana, King Island

King Island’s Taraki Lodge comes into its own in the Wintertime with a cedar sauna and hot tub overlooking bass strait. Cosy up with hot chocolate and marshmallows by the firepit and watch the sunset.

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5 -  8 August 2021

Civic Square

Celebrating Tasmania's rich and diverse agricultural landscape agriCULTURED comes alive in the north of the state from the 5th - 8th of August 2021. A forum for local and interstate farmers, producers and makers to share and discuss significant issues and innovations in the agricultural space, delivered alongside a creative and cultural program curated by Big hART's Acoustic Life of Sheds.

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Sea Stacks

1 June - 31 August 2021

Sea Stacks
Deals Road, Douglas River

This winter indulge yourself with “A Sea Stacks Tasmanian Experience” spending crisp cool sunny days exploring the East Coast and cosy up at night with a log fire and a gourmet hamper full of Tasmanian produce valued at AUD$170.00 and a 15% discount on your accommodation this season.

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3 words. Wine. Cheese. Please.

1 June - 31 August 2021

Moores Hill Estate
3343 West Tamar Hwy, Sidmouth

An indulgent three cheese truffle toastie is on the menu at Moores Hill Estate this Off Season. Best enjoyed by the fire in the cosy cellar door, glass of wine in hand.

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Tassie Scallop Fiesta
Village Green

The Tassie Scallop Fiesta is a celebration of all things maritime, seafood and fine food accompanied by the best local beverages and eclectic program of entertainment.

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