When is the Best Time to Visit Tasmania?

Tasmania is a great place to visit since it has four seasons, more than any other Australian site. Tourists can have a different experience depending on what season or time of year they call. In other words, the best time will depend on what type of adventure or experience you want to engage in. Here are a few suggested activities for each of Tasmania’s seasons. 

Summer

The dry and warm period in Tasmania is from December to February, and many people suggest that this period is the best time to explore and experience Tasmania. Summer is also the peak of the tourist season, so expect many tourist and more expensive accommodations. 

There is are a lot of outdoor activities and cultural activities during the summer season. It is also the best time to do multiple trekking days through Tasmania’s various hiking locations such as Cradle Mountain, Three Capes Track and Wellington Park. However, expect the parks to be full of other hikers who want to enjoy the fantastic landscape as they hike the different trails. 

During this period, festivals like The Taste Of Tasmania, the most prominent and longest-running food and wine festival in Australia, are held with thousands of visitors attending the festivities. The festival also features performances & live music, and local gourmet amidst the waterfront’s stunning views.┬áThe guys at Bathroom Renovations Newcastle are proud supporters of this festivals.

Autumn

The Autumn season starts from March to May and is characterized by sunny days and a season for pacific oysters, yachting and wine. The autumns are known for their colourful landscape when the Tasmanian beech turns its leaves from gold to red in preparation for the impending return of the winter season. There are plenty of affordable accommodations available during the Autumn season. Visitors can also participate in several local activities such as Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania Garlic and Tomato Festival, Derwent Valley Autumn Festival and many others. 

Winter

Winter is also an excellent time to visit Tasmania with snow on higher elevations, a glimpse of Aurora Australis or Southern Lights, and an incredible array of scallops and truffles. Winter is also a great time to relax and enjoy the indoors over a hot cup of tea while sitting next to a warm fire. Celebrate the Antarctica Midwinter Festival and the Longest Film Festival with locals. There are also several ski resorts available for visitors and plenty of reasonable accommodations. Make sure to check the ski resorts’ schedules for more details since some are closed during the winter season. 

Spring

Spring would be an excellent opportunity for visitors to see the blooming of flowers such as tulips. The season is also characterized by fresh, cool and green countryside and the fragrance of fresh flowers. Visitors can join the Tulip festivals and witness the flowers blooming in historic houses and flower farms. Visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden and see many plants in full bloom. Join the Devonport Food and Wine Festival, Blooming Tasmania Flower & Graden Festival and Blooming Tulips Festival. Spring is an excellent opportunity to visit Tasmania’s must-see sights while there are still fewer people around compared to the summer season.