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See what's on this OFF SEASON

Any time of year is a fine time to explore Tasmania, but the Off Season is when things get wild, weird and wonderful.

Sharpen your senses and desires: northern Tasmania fires up when the mercury slides.

Creative spirit flourishes in the north – as does the local produce – while historic villages, heritage estates and hedge-lined country lanes abound. The northern natural realm is enticing, too. From the snowy peaks of Ben Lomond to the bushy mountain bike trails of Derby; from the velvety moss gardens of the Mole Creek caves to miles of empty coastline, northern Tasmania revels in natural diversity. Point your compass north – it's a region that stimulates, nourishes, and replenishes body and soul.

What's on

Mudbar Meet the Maker Sparkling Series
Be introduced to a different sparkling winemaker in each event, and gain rare insight into their variety of sparklings and stories behind their methods, wines, and vines all from the wine maker’s lips. Indulge in our selection of Mudbar’s lovingly crafted canapes and talk wine with our select group of wine enthusiasts.

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival
, 17 - 21 May

An unparalleled opportunity for musical theatre lovers, makers and industry professionals to get together, share and celebrate this wonderful genre.

Fork it Farm’s Pigs Head Feast, 3rd June
A feast for the senses. Dine in the paddock overlooking the farm, and enjoy an afternoon starring all of the pig, in all of the ways, all matched with premium Tassie wines, beer, and cider.

Tassie Scallop Fiesta!
Sunday 30 July

Celebrate maritime heritage and the new scallop season with salty-sweet, seafood-fuelled festivities at seaside Bridport.

D, 3rd - 6th August

Art, nature and fine produce collide at this bespoke event, centred around northern Tasmania’s fertile agricultural landscape.

Tasmanian Whisky Week
, 7th - 13th August

Seven days of events held in the north and south of Tasmania. Over 40 distilleries attending events over 15 events. The events range from masterclasses, themed tastings, cocktail events, dinners, new producers and new releases held in heritage and culturally interesting venues across the state

Stay and Play

Get lost in intoxicating aromas at a Bridestowe Lavender Estate fragrance workshop (and maybe even find your true calling?). Soak up the history of the Nabowla estate, then roll up your sleeves and get creative.

On the forested outskirts of Deloraine, Truffles of Tasmania and The Truffle Farm Tasmania host hunting tours, where you can really get your hands dirty, unearthing aromatic truffles with the help of faithful hounds.

Sip cocktails by the fire at Boatyard Launceston while the sun sets over kanamaluka / River Tamar.

Set your inner creative soaring at a three-day immersive art retreat at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages near Derby.

Warm up with a hearty three-course meal delivered to your door at Platypus Park Country Retreat in Bridport.

Amplify your experience at Hotel Verge Launceston with an Off Season room upgrade at this central hotel.

See what's on offer this OFF SEASON in Northern Tasmania

Image credit: Jesse Hunniford