Fall in love with Tasmania this season. Whether you are travelling solo or as a couple, group or family, there’s something for everyone to indulge in from March to August in the Apple Isle.

Love Wildlife? Love Tassie.

Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with stunning landscapes, unique animals and plants, and a rich diversity of sea life. For the nature lover, there’s plenty to discover in Tasmania.

  • Turning of the Fagus

Autumn is when the turning of the fagus occurs in Tasmania. The fagus is Australia’s only cold-climate deciduous tree and is found nowhere else in the world except the remote highland regions of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The best place to witness this dazzling only-in-Tasmania display are at the northern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and Mount Field National Park around Lake Fenton.

"Deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunii), or fagus, as it is commonly known, is Australia's only deciduous tree. Endemic to Tasmania, it has a magnificent autumn (fall) display.Its crinkle-cut leaves change from rust red through to brilliant gold during late April and May. Fagus is a small tree, growing to two metres (6.5 feet) or less. It grows in cool, damp places, so is often best seen in the remote highlands. It is also known as Tanglefoot."
  • Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, with its ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is one of the state’s most special places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. Basic accommodation in cabins, chalets and campgrounds is available at Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.

Cradle Mountain | Credit: Tourism Tasmania and Jason Charles Hill
Cradle Mountain | Credit: Tourism Tasmania and Jason Charles Hill
  • Glamping Island Style

Not a camper? Prefer morning lattes, steamy hot showers, and soft pillows to sleep on? Don’t worry. In Tassie, luxuriously fitted out tents are bringing everything good about camping and glamour together.

Glamp Sandridge | Credit: Alison Cosker
Glamp Sandridge | Credit: Alison Cosker
  • Self-Drive

From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Aussie road trip is one of the best ways to explore and experience the diverse beauty and wonders of Down Under. Hit the roads and discover the wonders of Tasmania and its surrounds at your own pace.

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Love Adventure? Love Tassie.

If adventure is your thing, then you know it’s not just what you do, but where you do it that counts. Head outdoors to experience the natural wonders of Tasmania and take a trip on the wild – or mild – side.

Hollybank MTB Park, Tall Timbers Trail | Credit: Flow Mountain Bike
Hollybank MTB Park, Tall Timbers Trail | Credit: Flow Mountain Bike
  • Mountain Biking

In Tasmania you can do everything from an easy one-hour scenic ride through to a three-week cycling holiday along Tasmania’s West Coast, listed by Lonely Planet as one of the best cycling routes in the world.

Enjoy a fantastic ride along Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast or if you are more adventurous, ride along the trails of Hobart’s Mount Wellington, Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park and Clarence Mountain Bike Park. With stunning views around every corner, Tasmania is a great place to ride a bike.

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  • Trekking

Whatever you call it: bush walking, hiking, trekking or tramping – Tasmania offers trails ranging from short and easy walks through temperate rainforests to multi-day walking adventures up some of our tallest mountains.

Into the wilds of the magnificent island, onto the paths less travelled and into the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness – one of the best ways to experience Tasmania’s natural beauty – with your own two feet.

Kayaking, Coles Bay | Credit: Wai Nang Poon
Kayaking, Coles Bay | Credit: Wai Nang Poon
  • Kayaking

With kilometres of unspoiled coastlines and waterways and over 300 offshore islands, you’re never far from a great kayaking experience in Tasmania. Slip a sea kayak into the waters of Hobart just minutes from the city centre or paddle into Tasmania’s Western Wilderness near Strahan.

Wherever you paddle in Tasmania, expect to be amazed by the beauty and invigorated by the journey.

Love Food? Love Tassie.

Tasmania’s rich soil, pure air and clean water, inspire dedicated growers to produce a truly authentic food and drink experience. Tasmania’s quality food and wine attract foodies from all over the world, so why not join them for a delicious taste of the island state?

  • Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail (North Region)

Designed to help you discover the best artisanal producers this special region of Tasmania has to offer, Tasmania’s North West combines stunning scenery with great produce and the ease and comfort of small town living.

Roadside stalls and farmhouse shops sell vegetables and fruits, pies, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates, while cellar doors offer wines, beers and whisky from dedicated boutique wineries and distilleries.

House of Anvers | Credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman
  • Seasonal Produce (Truffle, Seafood, Gin)

Tasmania is a great place to learn about and try fresh produce. Find it at farmers markets and in local eateries, from cheap and cheerful pubs to high-end bars and restaurants. You can even stop and buy from roadside stalls – in Tasmania you’ll still find honesty boxes all around the state.

Tasmanian Seafood Seduction - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys | Credit: Poon Wai Nang
Tasmanian Seafood Seduction - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys | Credit: Poon Wai Nang
  • Whisky Week

Get to know the Tasmanian whiskies and the people who make them. Throughout the week, distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today.

Hellyers Road Distillery | Credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman
Hellyers Road Distillery | Credit: Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman
  • Chocolate WinterFest

Now in its 14th year, Chocolate Winterfest is situated at Latrobe, just a 10-minute drive from Devonport. This super sweet event celebrates all things chocolate – from chocolate pastries to sundaes, chocolate-made board games and chocolate wearable art!

 

A must-visit for any chocolate aficionado.

Chocolate Winterfest | Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Latrobe Council