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Tasmania in Winter: All You Need to Know for a Dream Holiday

The air may be crisp, but in Tasmania winter definitely doesn’t put a freeze on activities! Celebrate the vibrant culture, rich history, outstanding natural beauty, and first-class events and foodie attractions that shine in Tassie’s cooler climate

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Australia’s Great Humpback Whale travelling north

Tasmania has so much to offer for a perfect family vacation 

There are outstanding museums and galleries that are ideal places to keep warm, embrace the natural beauty of snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls, and rugged oceans views and feast on a fabulous food wine and spirits.

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Snow on Mount Wellington

Or uncover a string of cultural, sporting, and food-related events sure to keep the whole family happy.

And there’s no better way to explore the Apple Isle than with BIG4. Tassie parks have amazing specials on cabin accommodation in July and August … so this is the perfect time to plan a midyear break!

Tasmania’s Museums & galleries

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Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Natural beauty in winter

  • The Southern right whales and humpback whales travel north, along the east coast especially Freycinet Peninsula, from Jun – Aug
  • Acacia trees bloom – the silver wattle is particularly spectacular. This happens across the state according to species from late July – Aug – Sep
  • Waterfalls and caves

Food and wine

Breweries & distilleries

  • The major beer breweries – Boags in Launceston and Cascade in Hobart, with a long and growing list of craft breweries
  • As the Apple Isle, cideries in the apple and pear growing heartland of the Huon Valley
  • Tasmania’s pure water is also perfect for distilling whisky, vodka and gin with several award-winning distilleries producing some of the world’s greatest spirits

Vineyards & wineries

  • The state is known for its cool-climate wines with Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer
  • Wine routes are found north of Launceston in the Tamar Valley and east to Pipers River. In the south, the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys together comprise the Southern Wine Route and are all within an easy drive of Hobart.
  • You’ll also find excellent wines produced along Tasmania’s East Coast between Swansea and Bicheno.

Farmers markets

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BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet, Tasmania

BIG4 accommodation in Tasmania

Choose from one of the 12 BIG4 Holiday Parks in Tasmania, offering family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites and camping throughout the state – and many have great winter accommodation deals!

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park

Close to the world renowned Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay, St Columba Waterfalls and Wineglass Bay are just some of the other nearby attractions.

Discovery Parks – Hadspen

Fifteen minutes from Launceston, this park is a must see on your Tassie touring itinerary. The peaceful South Esk River is a short stroll away and wineries, national parks, and family attractions are close at hand.

Discovery Parks – Devonport

Devonport sits on the banks of the Mersey River in the centre of Tasmania’s fertile Mersey/Forth valley. The cabin and caravan park is perfectly situated for easy and enjoyable day trips.

BIG4 Bicheno Cabin Park

Bicheno is surrounded by picturesque beaches, nature reserves and tourist attractions such as Diamond Island, fairy penguins and Natureworld. The park is only 30 minutes from world famous Freycinet National Park.

Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain

This is the perfect base to explore Cradle Mountain, which boasts excellent hiking trails and outdoor activities, abundant wildlife and ancient rainforests.

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park

This is the ideal location to explore Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. The area is rich in stunning natural beauty, great walks and history and abounds in fresh local produce from berries to wine and seafood.

BIG4 Ulverston Holiday Park

Only 15 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal at Devonport, there are many attractions to discover. Stay a few days and take a day trip to Cradle Mountain. With self-contained cabins, this holiday and caravan park is a great place to stay.

Hobart Airport Tourist Park

Hobart Airport Tourist Park provides comfortable two-bedroom self-contained cabins, as well as powered and ensuite campervan and caravan sites, just minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes’ drive from the city.

Discovery Parks – Hobart

Discovery Holiday Parks is just a 10 minute drive from Hobart, offering a central location to explore all that southern Tasmania has to offer in a relaxed bush setting.

BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

This is a 16 acre elevated city retreat boasting stunning views of Launceston and the Tamar Valley! It is walking distance to Launceston CBD (2km) and only 10 minutes from the airport.

BIG4 Port Arthur Holiday Park

Home of the Port Arthur historic convict prison, and part of the beautiful Tasman Region, 1.5 hours south of Hobart, with stunning coastal and rural scenery. 

BIG4 Kelso Sands Holiday and Native Wildlife Park

The Park is 40 min from Launceston or 45 min drive from the Spirit of Tasmania through picturesque countryside bordering Narawntrapu National Park. The Tamar has great wineries, stunning scenery, great attractions and abundant wildlife.

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Couple warming their feet by fire at BIG4 Ulverston Holiday Park in Tasmania


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