Tassie Off-Season: What’s on offer

With the winter period quickly approaching its time to have a look at what’s on offer for those visiting Tasmania during the cooler months.

Whether you’re here attending a conference and looking for something to do outside of the event, or you’re an event planer searching for a destination for your next incentive program, then there’s no better time to visit Tasmania.

Over the next month we will be highlighting some of our favourite winter experiences and offerings that will have you becoming a winter person.

Permission to Trespass

Taking place in the stunning Table Cape area on the North West coast, Permission to Trespass is an event that opens the gates to previously off-limit areas.

Gain access to farms, indulge in local produce at long-table dinners and celebrate local stories with events such as the Moonlight Stories – a light show projection on Table Cape.

Find out more here.

Image Credit - Jess Bonde [Table Cape Lighthouse]

The Devils Cardigan

Former tin-mining town Derby has seen a significant transformation in recent years to become a mountain-biking haven.

And once winter hits no true enthusiast can resit the draw of Derby.

Taking place in late June each year the Devils Cardigan is a challenging gravel cycling race that tests the fortitude and dedication of its participants.

For those looking for something a little more “Zen”, then Derby is also home to Australia’s only floating wood-fired sauna, found at Floating Sauna Lake Derby.

Discover more about Derby and the Devils Cardigan here.

Image Credit - Stu Gibson [Derby]

Long-table Feast at Freycinet Marine Farm

With us being an island state it should be no surprise to hear that we LOVE our seafood down here. And during the winter period you have access to some truly unique opportunities to sample some of this world-class marine cuisine.

Travel east to the Freycinet Marine Farm for a long-table feast showcasing fresh mussels and other seafood caught fresh from the pristine east coast.

Discover more here.

Image Credit - Tourism Australia [Oyster Bay Tours - Freycinet Marine Farm]

Winter Walks

One fantastic way to experience what Tasmania is all about is to simply go out for a walk. Since no matter where you are on the island you won’t have to venture far to find short scenic walks that will leave clear minded and mesmerised by the state’s natural beauty.

Follow the 6kn return woodland trail within Launceston’s most renowned Cataract Gorge, crossing the South Esk River as you head upstream towards the Old Duck Reach Power Station – one of the world’s first hydroelectric power stations.

For those on the West Coast we suggest taking the Huon Pine Walk, a 600m return trail amongst the native laurel and overshadowed by King Billy Pine.

Find more winter walk suggestions here.

Image Credit - Nick H Visuals [Duck Reach Power Station Bridge]

Be sure to return every week for more Tassie Off-Season Experiences.

And if for those as excited as us about the off-season, you can read articles from last year’s period by following the link below!

Tasmanian Off-Season