When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

Pave the perfect holiday by booking your Tassie travel dates based on weather and price.

We looked at Tasmania to see where the perfect balance of ideal weather and affordability lies. Here are our findings.


When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

December to March has all the makings of an ideal Tasmanian adventure as its summer is mild and its cloud cover is low. The Christmas months of December and January are peak season, but with the temperature at its highest you’ll be able to enjoy hiking and outdoor activities at their finest. Make sure you book early for cheap prices.
Alternatively, February and March are still pleasant with temperature highs of 17℃ and deals aplenty.

Cheapest time to fly to Tasmania


Overview

Tasmania enjoys four seasons. Its summers are warm with maximum temperatures of 21℃ and its winters are chilly with highs of 11℃.

Tasmania is a popular holiday spot for Australian families and outdoor enthusiasts as its warm season coincides with the Christmas school holidays.

Those wishing to avoid peak season can visit in autumn (March to May) when the weather is cooler and prices have fallen.


Weather and prices

Best time to visit Tasmania, weather wise. December and January are the warmest and driest months.

Cheapest time to visit Tasmania. Prices outside the summer holidays tend to remain steady, so search for deals anytime from February to November.


Best time to visit Tasmania for...

  • City sightseeing. You can visit Tasmania’s cities year round. The best time to visit is during the summer as they come to life with festivals and markets.
  • Hiking and outdoor pursuits. Since Tasmanian summers are so mild, you can enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities in December and January. These months also come with the added benefit of long daylight hours. Booking season for popular hikes such as the Overland Track is from May to October with the best weather occurring from November to April. The track is open all year.
  • Beaches. Naturally, you should enjoy beaches in the heat of the summer which runs from December to January.
  • Wineries. Visiting wineries between November and February offers you the chance to see the vineyards prior to harvest.
  • Skiing Ben Lomond National Park. The snow season on Ben Lomond National Park runs from July to mid-September.

Hot travel deals

CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off deposit + Up to $500 OBC with Holland America cruises

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020-2021. Includes $25 beverage card for kids, complimentary pinnacle grill dinner and more. Destinations include Auckland, Sydney, Christchurch, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Luxury Escapes Luxury Escapes

Hobart: 2-night stay + flights from $757

Valid for travel until 31 May 2020. Includes accommodation at Moss Hotel, return flights from Sydney, bottle of Tasmanian wine and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

5-night Tasmania cruise from $829

Valid for travel on 18 February 2020 aboard the Carnival Splendor. Includes all main meals and entertainment on board. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

Up to $800 off stateroom + 50% off deposits with Carnival

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Destinations include New Zealand, Tasmania, South Pacific and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Skyscanner Car Hire Skyscanner Car Hire

Hobart car hire from $22

Valid for travel on select dates until May 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations close from Hobart include Port Arthur, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Europcar Europcar

Tasmania: 15% off on 5+ day car rentals

Valid for travel on rental pick ups until 14 December 2019 across Tasmania. Minimum car rental of 5 days applies. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Avis Avis

Third day free car hire

Valid from 13 May - 19 September 2019 across Tasmania locations. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Popular Travel coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
16 Sep 2019 10% off local experiences 10F****
10 Sep 2019 Get $20 credit FIN****
31 Jul 2019 Extra 8% off flights worldwide AUM****
20 May 2019 Up to 15% off airport parking across Australia AWA****
9 Apr 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra 10% off with code FIN****

Find out the best time to go to...

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site