Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The 5 Best Things to do in Tasmania in Spring


September has arrived and that means Spring has officially sprung in Tasmania! As my all-time favourite season (ahem, it is also my birthday season), there is no better season to visit Tasmania in my eyes. The weather has started to pick up, the days are noticeably longer, and visiting in Spring has the added benefit of beating summer crowds (and price hikes!) So if you're coming to Tasmania in Spring, here are the best things I suggest you do!

Experience the Bloomin' Tulips Festival

If you can time your visit for it, the Bloomin' Tulips Festival is perhaps the biggest event on the North West Coast at this time of year (those colours - its not hard to see why!!!) The festival comes about in October of each year, this year set for October 8, 2016.
Check in to a Coastal Getaway

Just before the summer price hike, take advantage of low occupancy and check yourself in to one of Tasmania's privately owned coastal holiday homes! My favourites include Thalia Haven (pictured), Rocky Hills Retreat and the Avalon Coastal Retreat. Each holiday home has a kitchen, so be sure to pick up some fresh local produce and cook up a storm!

Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railwa

Although most of the tourist action takes place on the East Coast in the warmer months, a great escape is the popular West Coast Wilderness Railway. The West Coast is full of beautiful rainforests, misty skies and extremely beautiful scenery, so if you wish to make the most of it be sure to stay a couple of nights in Strahan to explore the region.

Explore Maria Island

One of the most photographed spots on one of the most popular outlying islands, is the gorgeous painted cliffs on Maria Island. Daily ferries operate to the island in both directions, but due to popularity I would suggest booking in advance!

Indulge at The Raspberry Farm

If you happen to visit Tasmania by ferry (the Spirit of Tasmania operates twice daily from Melbourne), one of your first stops should be the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, located on the highway between Devonport and Launceston. The entire menu features raspberries, raspberries, and more raspberries!
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