When to Go

High Season (Dec & Jan)

  • Accommodation prices scale lofty heights: book ahead.
  • Festival season hits its straps; beaches (and water temperatures) are at their best.
  • Expect crowds at big-ticket destinations (and the cricket).

Shoulder (Feb–Apr, Oct & Nov)

  • Easter is busy with Aussie families on the loose.
  • Book ahead for Easter camping grounds, motels and ferries.
  • April is harvest time, with blazing vine colours and brilliant produce statewide.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • Accommodation prices plunge to manageable levels.
  • Outside Hobart and Launceston, some eating and sleeping options shut up shop for winter.
  • Snow closes some bushwalking tracks…but you can ski (just!).