The land of Lutheran Aborigines belongs to the Palawa the original caretakers of what is now called Tasmania. Visiting your country at any time of the year is fascinating, but in winter there is something that inspires another level.
It may be the French black truffles that form in winter like fragrant diamonds. Or you can blush you at the annual pagan festival. Whatever the reason, this list will convince you that a winter trip to Tasmania is officially easy.
1. Astronomical observation in barley silo
Did you know that Australia has its own natural phenomenon that competes with the Northern Lights? Tasmanian aurora aurora, or southern light, occurs when the sun emits a large explosion of solar wind and magnetic field into space. This is also known as a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection).
Visit McHenry Distillery, a starry harbor in southern Tasmania, and find the best seat in your home. Located in Port Arthur, this modern Scandinavian-style accommodation (and new observatory) creates an outdoor atmosphere with little light pollution and provides a great vantage point for witnessing the magic of the Northern Lights.
2. Truffle hunting
In the secret darkness of fertile Tasmanian soil, French black truffles form in winter like fragrant diamonds. June 1st is the official start of the truffle season and a trip to Tasmania gives you access to season choices.
In 1999, Tim Terry harvested Australia’s first black truffle from the fertile soil of Delorine Farm. Since then, his company, Tasmanian Truffles, has become a national premium producer. Visit the venue for fun and meet Doug, a top collector and hunter at the Golden Lab, who has always been loyal and truffle enthusiasts.
3. Take a tour of Sarah Island
Gordon River Cruises offers an action front seat on Sarah Island and details the story of horror and awe in this windy, dim atoll with a history of dark prisons. Known to the Aborigines as the Langerrareroune, the island, dubbed “Sara Island” by the British who ran the penal colony in the early 1800s, is a secluded island ready for exploration. It is a remote playground.
4. Spend the night on satellite island
Have you ever dreamed of living in your own oasis? If your answer is yes, now is the time to head to Tasmania’s fun, secluded and luxurious satellite islands. Once the home of a retired poet and writer, it is now introduced as a gorgeous, dreamy beach hideaway for eight. Adventure seekers can hike along the ancient rocky platform of Satellite Island for 1.5 hours and immerse themselves in the rugged landscape of the place. Then set fire on the pebble beach, enjoy the sunset with a shot of whiskey and watch wild seals play.
If you feel lonely and don’t have no one to share the experience, you can have a date with one of our burnie escorts.
5. Tasmanian whiskey week
Speaking of whiskey, Tasmania’s love for malt drinks is revealed at the seven-day festival in August, known as Tasmania Whiskey Week. At this event, a group of colorful craft distilleries in the state that turn grass seeds into gold, from tin huts to historic stables, mills built by prisoners, to discreet warehouses in Hobert’s industrial estate. Even if you’re not a (yet) whiskey fan, there are many things that will take you on the road with fascinating stories, sublime flavors, and their pristine Tasmanian landscape.
6. Snowshoe the Overland Track
During the winter, high mountains and valleys receive a generous layer of snow, which transforms Overland and the surrounding Cradle Mountain National Park into a fun winter wonderland. The trails are much calmer and the lake is frozen. Experienced guides will help bring the trails to life and teach snowmobiles the better points of this popular alpine travel style for the first time.
“Walking the Overland Track over Cradle Mountain in the snow-covered Lake St. Clair National Park was a physical challenge, but pure magic, and this extraordinary landscape is tremendous,” said AT Deputy Editor-in-Chief Imogen Eveson. It was an opportunity for a few people to see. “