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Boats ahoy!

Person working on a wooden boat
A traditional craft

10 & 11 April

The biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival might have had the wind taken out of its sails this year, but its Maritime Trail is sailing on undaunted. Boatyards, mills and studios will open their doors for guided tours and live demonstrations, celebrating Tasmania’s renown in the craft of traditional wooden boat building.




All ages art

Two children dancing
Pint-sized artists enjoying the activities
Image: Lucy Parakhini

13-16 April

Discover why it’s never too early to cultivate a love of the arts at Lift Off!, the TMAG Festival for Children and Young People. These school holidays, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart will offer a vibrant program of activities and entertainment for pint-sized artists and their families.





Colour my world

Orange and yellow fagus plant
Incredible autumnal colours
Image: James Burke Emilie Ristevski & Tourism Tasmania

24 April - 9 May

In the wilderness around Cradle Mountain and Mt Field National Park grows a curious plant: the deciduous beech, or fagus. As the weather cools, bushwalkers flock to see Australia’s only native cold-climate deciduous plant don its autumn colours. Known as the ‘turning of the fagus’, the phenomenon is isolated to this pocket of Tasmania – the last remaining habitat of an ancient species that has grown on our island for 40 million years. The Festival of Fagus at Cradle Mountain celebrates one of the state’s favourite natural events between 24 April and 9 May, with art workshops, tailored walking tours, autumnal gin masterclasses and more.


Southern screens

Sam Neill and woman at the Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
Australian talent on show at BOFA 

30 April - 30 May

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival returns with screenings in Launceston (30 April to 2 May) and Hobart (28–30 May), plus pop-up classic film screenings in both cities and Australia’s first free online film festival (coming to a screen near you 3–30 May).




Farming's best

Youth leading a cow at Agfest
AGFEST returns in field and online this year

5-8 May and online 8-15 May

Agfest is one of Australia’s top agricultural field days – on at Carrick’s Quercus Park 5 to 8 May and online 8 to 15 May. Between 1 February and 31 March, if you're a member with us you can claim 10% off* tickets with our member rewards program.




Sip and swing

Person playing golf at the seaside
Picturesque putting at Barnbougle

14-16 May

The inaugral Halliday Barnbougle Cup will combine Tasmania’s worldclass golf offering with our worldclass wines and fine produce for one exclusive weekend on and off the course. The timing couldn’t be better either, with the new Bougle Run short course now open for play.




Run for fun

People running in a fun run
Ready, set, go

16 May

Limber up to join around 3000 fellow runners and walkers in the 48th RACT City to Casino, Tasmania’s longest-running fun run. Members get 10% off registration costs.






Make a note

  • Read Tasmania’s resident freerange chef Sarah Glover follows up her popular debut cookbook Wild with Wild Child: Adventure Cooking with Kids, full of creative ideas for little cooks, out 1 May.
  • Listen Sci Art Walks has curated a fascinating collection of ‘audio artworks’, combining Tasmania’s top scientists, musicians and iconic walks.
  • Volunteer Help protect our wildlife by joining Wildcare Tasmania’s volunteer group the Tamar Valley Wildlife Roadkill Initiative.
  • Buy Tasty treats at House of Fudge. Opt for a gift pack so you can choose your flavours and get 10% off when spending $50 or more with the code ‘RACT’ (12 April to 8 May).
  • Plant Garlic, spring onions and green manure crops.
  • Harvest Pumpkin, broccoli, the last tomatoes.


Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing impacts of the global pandemic, we recommend you research any events before heading off to make sure everything is going ahead as planned.

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