Stop the traffic, jump out of the chaos and leave your daily concerns behind. It’s time to enter Tassie Time. The best bit – you can be here in the time it takes you to commute to work.
This is art, but not as you know it
Tasmania knows how to put on a festival. You’ll never want for something to do, it’s just a matter of fitting it in. First up, dance the night away at Junction Arts Festival. Junction is held in Launceston over five days (5-9 September) and features Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious local food, award-winning wines, children’s shows and show-stopping cabaret acts. Next, head west for The Unconformity (14-16 October), the arts festival inspired by a geological formation in Queenstown, an old mining town in Tassie’s wild west. Prepare yourself for big sound, big movement, big displays and even bigger ideas!
These boots were made for walking
From hiking through the remote steps of a unique alpine wilderness to roaming white sandy beaches with bare toes and a smile, Tasmania is a mecca for walkers the world over. Here are 60 great short walks to get you started. If you prefer hikes that go for several days and are packed with spectacular scenery, don’t miss: the Three Capes Track, wukulina walk and the classic Overland Track. These walks will make memories that will stay with you forever.
Raise a toast
Indulge in Tassie’s world-renowned produce and raise your glass to fresh new flavours! There are so many delicious experiences to choose from:
- Join a Grand Picnic and experience rugged Maria Island, rich in convict history, accompanied by a gastronomy of flavours with a fully catered breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. A furry friend might drop in to say hi, too.
- The annual Great Eastern Wine Weekend in September celebrates the many cellar doors of the east coast.
- The Devonport Food and Wine Festival is an October-long celebration of food, wine and community.
- The Farmgate Festival in November is the ultimate paddock-to-plate experience.
- Have you the energy to embrace Effervescence Tasmania? Visit Josef Chromy for three days of sunshine and sparkles in mid-November with Tassie’s top producers.
Thrill seekers unite on the isle of adventure – we haven’t earned our reputation as the rugged wilderness state for nothing. If two wheels and a mountain track are your thing, then it will be no surprise to discover that mountain bike riders around the world are flocking to ride our wild trails through some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Attention Rock Climbers: grab your anchors and let’s go! With more mountains per km2 than any other state, you’ll find a rich diversity of climbs all within easy reach. Then there’s kayaking, white water rafting, abseiling, zip-lining, quad riding… take a breath, then take your pick!