The 10 Best Things to do in Tasmania in Spring

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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!

Bloomin Tulips Festival

1. 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.

(Image via Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail)

Tasmania East Coast

2. 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!

West Coast Wilderness Railway

3. Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway

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.

(Image via WCWR)

Maria Island Painted Cliffs

4. 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!

(Image via ABC)

Raspberry Farm Tasmania Raspberry Farm Tasmania

5. 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!

Brooke Saward Tasmania

6. Visit Tasmazia!

One of my favourite little finds off the beaten path is a great place for kids (or big kids like me) – Tasmazia. The maze is a great outing for the day if staying in the Central Highlands, or taking a day trip from Launceston.

Tahune Airwalk Tasmania

7. Walk on Air at Tahune Airwalk

Heading down South, one of the most beautiful attractions is the perfect day trip from Hobart: Tahune Airwalk. The crowds start to arrive roughly one hour after opening, so if you’d like to have the place to yourself I would suggest arriving bang on opening time (which means an early start – but so worth it!)

Penny Royal Launceston

8. Step Back in Time at the Penny Royal

Back up North in Launceston, the Penny Royal has recently been refurbished and is an absolute mecca for kids (and again, the big kids!) There’s rock climbing, a bridge walk, motorised boat tours and some fab food. I really love this part of town as it also connects to the Cataract Gorge, a natural gorge full of great walking and hiking routes.

(Getty Images)

Wine Tour Tasmania World of Wanderlust in Tasmania

9. Take a Wine Tour

Tasmania is famous for its wines, so why not head to one of the fabulous wineries (there are many) or pick a few to visit in the Tamar Valley Wine Region! My favourites include Josef Chromy (Launceston) and Strathlynn (Tamar Valley).


10. Fly over Wineglass Bay

As the weather starts to pick up around the state, the East Coast of Tasmania begins to draw crowds in the hundreds and thousands – from all over Australia and the world! Be sure not to miss Wineglass Bay, one of the most photographed spots on the island. You can hike to the bay, see the bay from above, or take a cruise to the bay.

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    Multi Clipping Path
    September 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    You always share some amazing photo and nice place, which is naturally

    September 11, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Our word is such a beautiful place. Thanks to people like you we can get to see a glimpse of its beauty

    Sue Marshall
    September 7, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    You will absolutely love it! I have been three times now and I can’t get enough of Tasmania. If you can stay a night on the east coast at Diamong Island Resort in Bicheno. Noel and Mel are fantastic and so helpful. The night includes a fairy penguin viewing, well worth the price and standing out the in the cold.

    September 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I’m just about to head over to Australia – and I’m kicking myself for not including Tasmania in our itinerary. It looks amazing! I guess I’ll just have to plan another whole trip to Australia when I get back from this holiday! 🙂

    September 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I’m going to Tasmania this coming Monday and I am so excited to visit some of these spots! 😀

    Miriam -
    September 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    The images are breathtaking – so beautiful! It gives me serious wanderlust 🙂

    September 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Some picture very nice, still some good collection here.

    A Journey Note by Hani Calista
    September 5, 2016 at 2:32 am

    I never thought that we can do Island Hopping in Tasmania.

    And btw, I was looking for an article that I saw glance, but I can’t find it anymore. Was looking for “search widget” but couldn’t find it as well.

    Lucy Bladen
    September 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I haven’t been to Tasmania since I was five, lately, I have been meaning to go – a road trip would be awesome and that bath looks simply amazing!

    September 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I will have to add Tasmania onto my list. The pictures are stunning, great photography.

    sophie nadeau
    September 4, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Tasmania looks so pretty!!

    September 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Tasmania looks beautiful! I hope to get there one day

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    September 2, 2016 at 9:12 am

    oh my god!!! that’s stunning pictures!!!
    really loved the bathtub hahaha what a view.
    thanks for sharing.

    Jade –

    September 2, 2016 at 2:53 am

    What a great country to visit! I’ve never been but it looks so cool!

    September 2, 2016 at 2:28 am

    It’s such a dreaaaaamy place ! I’d love to go there. 🙂

    Kenza from

    Posh, Broke, & Bored
    September 2, 2016 at 12:53 am

    That gorgeous tub overlooking the sea (and that driftwood table too!) is honestly one of the more breathtaking things I’ve seen lately. I’m not usually a fan of soaking in my own grit but I’d happily enjoy a bath with that view! x

    September 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    amazing pictures! a coastal holiday will be lovely!

    September 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    That looks so, so amazing!
    I would love to go all over Australia and spend some time in Tasmania.
    The West Coast Wilderness Railway looks like something out of a movie, would definitely enjoy taking a ride and lot of snaps 😀

    September 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Love this! Always wanted to know what to do over there! Your blog is great! Check out mine as well!

    September 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    All places look amazing! My first choice, however, would be the Blooming Tulips Festival.

    the adventurer
    September 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I would love to visit Tasmania! It’s look stunning this time of year =o)

    September 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    omg all these places sound and look great!! specially the raspberry farm cause I LOVE raspberriesss you have no idea haha :p the maria island looks really cool too!! and everything else though hahaa

    Xoxo Jessy