Tasmania in Winter: 6 Magical Things to See and Do

By on November 18, 2019
Tasmania

Tasmania is a beautiful destination all year round for women over 50. However, there is something particularly magical about Tasmania during the winter months when snow is sprinkled across the landscape. So, pick up a car hire in Hobart when you arrive, wrap up warm and take in the breathtaking views out of the window as you explore this island.  

Here are seven of the most magical things to see and do during these colder months: 

Chocolate Winterfest

Those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss this festival dedicated entirely to chocolate. This tasty event takes place in Latrobe in August. Here you can enjoy sampling the chocolate as well as taking part in workshops to discover how to make it too. 

An Enchanted Walk 

Cradle Mountain is a natural beauty that you don’t want to miss while you are in Tasmania, especially during the winter when the blanket of snow ensures it is even more picturesque. Here you can the Enchanted Walk which will take you through frosty rainforest along the Pencil Pine Creek where you have the opportunity to spot wombats. This walk will take about 20 minutes. If you would like to go further then you can continue on the Dove Lake Circuit – which will take roughly two hours. 

Tasmanian Whiskey Trail 

There’s no better way to warm up than with a glass of whiskey on a cold winter’s day. The Whiskey Trail will take you to various distilleries including Lark and Sullivans Cove. But, make sure you don’t miss the events during Tasmanian Whiskey week when you’ll be able to meet the distillers and sample whiskey that hasn’t been released yet.   

Snowshoe the Overland Track 

Hike the Overland Track during the winter months – the perfect opportunity for a snowshoeing trip. The tranquil setting is particularly peaceful during this time and the scenery even more magical than usual. For a truly magical experience, you can camp in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, alongside frozen lakes, and beneath snowy peaks. 

Take a ghost tour 

What better time to discover the spooky side of Tasmania than during winter. The cold wind and frost-covered ground really add to the spooky feel. There are various lantern-lit ghost tours, including the convict ruins at Port Arthur, that will take you through haunted buildings where you’ll hear stories of paranormal activity.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival 

Have you ever sung to an apple tree? You will at this festival which starts by burning a two-story wicker man named Big Willie. This is followed by Wassailing – a ceremony where pots and pans are banged to scare off evil spirits and to wake up the apple trees. 

Make your time in Tasmania as magical as possible by planning in a few of these spectacular winter activities.

 

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Tasmania in Winter: 6 Magical Things to See and Do