Experiences

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A beaker full

6 - 14 August

Feed your curiosity at Beaker Street Festival. As well as in-person events at the hub in Hobart’s Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, science and art lovers can catch livestreams of Beaker Street’s statewide road trip or take a self-guided audio escape with the digital Sci Art Walks series.


Liquid gold

9 - 15 August

Celebrate our mastery of the golden spirit and world-class distillers this Tasmanian Whisky Week. Buy a bottle, tune into a virtual tasting or join a ticketed event. Head to our 'Slow and steady' article to meet two talented local distillers.


Launnie lights up

1 - 5 September

Preparations are forging ahead for one of Tasmania’s most vibrant cultural events. Junction Arts Festival is an interactive multi-arts celebration bringing live music, art and performance to unexpected venues across Launceston. First intended as a one-off event, Junction has since proven so popular that it will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year on 1–5 September. The beloved festival marks a joyous start to spring with open-air public events and intimate shows (with COVID-safe plans in place across the board), fuelled by Tasmania’s seemingly endless creative reserves. 


Vine and dine

3 - 13 September

Raise a glass to one of our prettiest wine regions at the Great Eastern Wine Week. Join an array of COVIDsafe events such as a long lunch at Twamley Farm, a wine cruise or Freycinet Vineyard tour; or go solo on the East Coast Wine Trail. Stay a while with 25% off accommodation at Freycinet Lodge for members.

Twamley Farm

Credit: Bruno Ferreira


Day of the tiger

7 September

National Threatened Species Day was enshrined to mark the sad day in September 1936 when ‘Benjamin’, the last known thylacine, passed away in a Hobart zoo. It’s a precious reminder of all the species teetering on the brink and an opportunity to reflect on what we can all do to help. 

Credit: Stu Gibson


It's tulip time

From 26 September

Each year a clifftop property in Wynyard bursts into a riot of colour with tulip season. Table Cape Tulip Farm opens its gates to the public on 26 September for a few glorious weeks until late October. If you can’t make it in person, Van Diemen Quality Bulbs ships direct from Table Cape. 

Credit: Lauren Bath

Make a note

  • Read With words by Bruny Island-based writer Anne Morgan and illustration by Hobart artist Lois Bury, The Way of the Weedy Seadragon from CSIRO Publishing is as pretty as it is educational. 

  • Listen Get your literary fix until the biennial Tamar Valley Writers Festival returns in September 2022 with the TVWF podcasts, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

  • Download Inspired to do a spot of bird watching? Find the Bird in the Hand app by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service on Google Play.

  • Buy Prepare for planting season with Veggie Garden Seeds. This homegrown Hobart business offers veggies, herbs, grasses, flowers and native plants in pretty little packets, including rare seeds. A pastel-hued zinnia or summer squash is just the thing to banish winter blues. 

  • Sow Tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini.

  • Harvest Green garlic and purple sprouting broccoli

 

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.