WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT Tasmania?
A little planning can take your Tasmanian holiday from memorable to perfect. We have tried to answer the most common questions we get below, but if you have one we have missed, head over to our Facebook Group and ask a local for help.
Weather in Tasmania
Tasmania has four distinct seasons with very mild summers (temperatures usually reaching the low 20s and cold winters where snow is not uncommon on Mount Wellington. The state’s eastern side is colder and wetter than the western side. It’s worth remembering that Tasmania is the closest place to Antarctica, so it can get pretty chilly!
Most people consider November to February the best time to visit the island; however, we think spring and autumn are better choices with good walking and exploring weather. The lower crowds make it easier to find excellent accommodation at affordable prices.
The winter is too cold for multi-day hikes unless you are very well prepared but do note some tracks are closed over July and August.
Tasmanian Festivals and events
Tasmania has a pretty busy events calendar. Along with good fun, these festivals can see an influx of mainlanders, so book accommodation early.
|January||Cygnet Folk Festival|
|March||Ten Days on the Island (every other year)|
|September||Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival|
|October||Devonport Food & Wine Festival|
|October||Bloomin’ Tulips Festival|
|December||Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race|
|December/January||The Taste of Tasmania|
Tasmanian School and Public Holidays
School holidays see prices go up and availability reduce. If you don’t need to be travelling at this time, you can save quite a bit by avoiding it.