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Top 7 Things to do in Tasmania on Winter

Tasmania is stunning at any time of the year but if you are planning a winter getaway this year then here are a few of our suggestions to add to your itinerary.

DARK MOFO

Dark Mofo has grown beyond belief since it’s launch two years ago drawing huge crowds to check out it’s public art installations as well as live music, a nude swim and gallery events at MONA. This festival alone is worth making the trip down here for alone, full lineup for 2015 is announced soon.

SNOW ON BEN LOMOND

Ben Lomond is famous for the Jacobs Later road sneaking up the back of the mountain, in winter the mountain transforms into a snow field with plenty of options for skiing. You might not find the facilities or volume of runs available on mainland mountains but it’s still plenty of fun to play around on.

RUSSELL FALLS IN FLOOD

Russle Falls on Mt Field after a bit of snow is absolutely pounding, the noise coming from the falls alone is almost deafening. If you have only seen these falls in summer when it’s a bit of a trickle it’s worth coming back in the winter time, plus you can always go up the mountain and make a snow man as well.

PORT ARTHUR ON AN OVERCAST AND MOODY DAY

Port Arthur can be a spooky place at any time of year but on an overcast and moody day with dark clouds above you can really get a sense of isolation and just how depressing and scary it must have been for convicts who had been transported from the other side of the world.

WHISKY TASTING

If it’s cold and wet then head in doors and try some whisky. The whisky industry in Tasmania is booming at the moment with a number of locally produced whisky winning top awards overseas. There are plenty of places as well to try our local product like Lark and Nant in Hobart that are perfect places to go if the weather gets a bit lousy.

FESTIVAL OF VOICES BON FIRE AND BIG SING

Why not come together with hundreds of others to have a huge sing along next to giant bon fire in Salamanca, Hobart. This event happens every year as part of the Festival of Voices and is one of the biggest events hosted in Salamanca.

SNOW SHOE THE OVERLAND TRACK

The overland track in summer is always hugely popular with spots to walk the track being booked out in recent years. If you want to try something different a number of local companies including Tasmanian Expeditions now offer snow shoeing trips along the overland track during the winter months giving you a completely different perspective of the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.