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Winter in Tasmania, what's been popular in 2015

Posted: September 23, 2015

Spring is here but winter has been long, very cold and full of fun things to do. From Dark MOFO to all the amazing snow that had Hobartians freaking out. We keep pretty close tabs on all the things happening on social media, here is all the stuff you guys were showing off and interested in this winter.


Dark MOFO was back for it's third year with huge public art exhibitions and some amazing performances. This year we saw Dark Park take over much of the waterfront area around Macquarie Wharf with some amzing displays including the huge fire organ and Bass Bath.

Lots of Snow

With one of the coldest winters on record we got an amazing amount of snow all around the state. From Hobart to Cradle Mountain there were plenty of places to get out and make a few snow angels. Hobart was also lucky enough to get a once in a generation dumping with snow down to sea level. 

Even though it's absolutely freezing this morning there was no return to #snowbart overnight. But because I'm not ready to let go of snow shots just yet, here's another capture from Monday morning. Enjoy! | Canon 6D EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | 24mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/50 second

We also saw a huge amount of snow at Ben Lomond and Mt Field offering plenty of opportunities for skiers and snow boarders to get out and explore the landscape in a different way.

We explored the unknown and landed in this Ben Lomond National Park that is 1500 meters above sea level. It was -5.5 degrees Celsius and it was the coldest I've ever really experienced in traveling. Thank goodness I brought my blanket over and I looked like Doctor Doom from Fantastic 4. #mountain #australia #tasmania #discovertasmania #snow #cold

Winter Aurora

We have had a number of big Auroras this winter that sent our local photography community scrambling for their gear and the car keys. A number of photographers were lucky enough to grab some amazing shots with breaks in the weather.

Cradle aurora. After many attempts the dream of capturing an aurora behind Cradle Mountain finally came true. #tasmania #discovertasmania #discover_australia #awesome_australia #amazingtasmania #amazing_australia #aussiephotos #aurora #cradlemountain #hu_le_nature #igscselect

Festival of Voices

Festivals of Voices brings choir groups together from all of the country and the globe for a week of performances and workshops. One of the big highlights of the festival is the Bon Fire and big sing event in Salamanca where people gather for a night of singing, performances and a huge fire in the middle of Salamanca Place.

The last of the fire-themed photos for this evening : the bonfire at this years Festival of Voices!

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