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Top Ten things to do in Tasmania this summer

Posted: September 27, 2015

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit Tasmania with heaps to do from amazing outdoor experiences to some huge summer festivals. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Tasmania during summer.

Walking in Tasmania

Tasmania has some of the best walking in Australia with a number of the Great Walks of Australia all being located here. There are plenty of walking options from short day trips to longer walks such as the Overland, Three Capes and the South Coast Track Walks with options to both do them yourself as well as take a guided tour. 

MONA and MOFO

MOFO has become one of the major highlights of the year with amazing performances drawing huge crowds to venues all over Hobart. Previous headliners have included Nick Cave and Amanda Palmer.

MONA itself is a great gallery to explore and always nice on a hot summers day. The gallery is huge and well worth setting side a day to get the full experience. 

Swimming on the East Coast

The East Coast of Tasmania has some of the best white sandy beaches in Australia perfect for cooling off on a hot summers day.

In addition to amazing beaches the East Coast has some amazing places to explore including Freycinet National Park and the stunning Bay of Fires. If you are looking for the perfect road trip destination then this part of Tasmania has to be on the top of your list.

Explore the Tarkine

The Tarkine is one of Tasmania's natural marvels and the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere. The Tarkine is also a great place to see Tasmanian wild life with Quolls, Devils, Echidna, Platypus and the endangered Orange Bellied Parrot all calling the region home.

Check out a brewery

Tasmania creates some great local beers and there are plenty of amazing pubs around the state to enjoy a beer or many. 

If you are in Hobart make sure to check out Cascade Brewery in South Hobart, the oldest operating brewery in Australia. Make sure to take a tour and stop by the gardens for a drink afterwards.


Falls Festival at Marion Bay

Falls Festival at Marion Bay has been a huge highlight of the year and one of the best places to spend new years. 

This years festival includes 'Weird' Al Yankovic, Art vs Science, Birds of Tokyo and Disclosure. 

Camping is available at the venue but you can also stay in Hobart and drive down each day if you prefer somewhere with a bed.

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is beautiful and well worth a visit at any time of year but summer is the perfect time if you are looking for a bit of an adventure or to get out and do some of the amazing walks. 

In addition to a number of great walks including the Overland Track there is also canyoning, horse riding and quad biking available in the area.

Visit the South West

The South West corner of Tasmania is a beautiful and incredibly remote area of Australia but well worth the trip if you get the chance, the only way in is by plane or by boat with a number of ways to explore the region once there including on foot along the South Coast track or by sea kayak.

End of the Road

Cockle Creek is one of our favourite spots during summer with camping available and some amazing beaches to cool off at. Cockle Creek is the furthest south you can drive and is also nearby to Hastings caves which are a great spot to explore on a hot day and you can also take a swim in waters from the nearby hot springs. 

Do you have a favourite place or more ideas of things to do in Tasmania during the summer months? Post it in the comments below and on our social media!

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