Discover a place where the unexpected roams, the extraordinary abounds and the everyday is anything but. Tasmania awaits.
The mere mention of Tassie’s food and wine scene sends many into a salivating spin. If you’re coming to Australia’s food bowl, dive in with insider knowledge. Follow our hand-picked menu – a degustation of sorts. We’ll take you from some hip city eateries to a micro-brewery in a paddock and a 19th century school house for a cooking class. Let’s get on our tasting way with 10 must-do experiences.
The Northern Lights have been described as a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky. Many have made the pilgrimage to Norway to sit beneath the Arctic sky in wonder, but few realise its southern equal, the Aurora Australis, can be seen from Tasmania.
Got someone you’re rather in love with? Tassie has your romantic winter weekend escapes all wrapped up in a petite heart-shaped island. Natural attributes aside, we’ve gathered a swag of loved-up island ideas. Whisk that special someone away for a few days at the world’s edge, reconnect in a wilderness tub, frolic about on your own private island or cosy up in a re-loved west coast fishing shack.
Temperatures may be low, but the temptation to venture outside is hard to resist as Tasmania heats up the cooler months with three winter festivals that celebrate community, culture and creative expression. Winter feasts, fireside sing-a-longs, pagan rituals, art, light, music, story-telling, play and fun ... come cuddle up for a winter getaway guaranteed to warm your heart, mind and soul.
Gin. It’s on everyone’s lips. Those in the know frequent cocktail bars with dedicated gin libraries. Others tap into gin-making masterclasses. Tassie’s gin scene is firing up and winter is the time to find a cosy bar and a new fave tipple. Visit our local distillers, from elegant estates to a fellow turning sheep’s whey into awarded spirits. Here are our top picks of where to sip Tassie gin this winter.