Every December, Tasmania comes to life as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race rolls into town however according to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, there is plenty to love about Tasmania all year round.
We love cruising down the Derwent. We love the buzz around Constitution Dock. We love driving around the island and soaking in the summer scenery.
Tourism Tasmania are celebrating the quirky nature of Tasmania during the winter, in their latest campaign ‘The Off Season’. Why wait for December when you could head south for a trip in the colder months and enjoy some of the island’s great events.
Warm up with a glass of red by the fire at the Tasmanian Wine Festival where Hobart’s historic Goods Shed is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with fire pits. Live entertainment and food makes a perfect pairing with some of Tasmania’s finest drops. The Festival takes place from 7th-8th August.
Then, from the 9th -15th August visitors have the opportunity to experience the Tasmanian Whisky Week. Tasmanian distillers are known for their spirit of generosity and are offering up close and personal whisky experiences at various locations. Warm yourself up inside and out at venues from the bush to the beach, whisky bars and historic houses across Tasmania.
The Great Eastern Wine Weekend takes place from 3rd-13th September. Take a road trip and celebrate the region’s finest wine and fare, stretching along a coastline envied for its cool climate drops. Events and experiences ensue throughout the week, with lots of things to see and do throughout your stay in Tasmania. Why not make a week of it and include some mountain biking in St Helens or on a boat cruise at Bay of Fires.
Amongst these upcoming events, Tasmania also has the advantage of endless natural beauty, a great place to relax, unwind and explore on land or water.