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100 reasons to stay in Lutruwita/Tasmania this winter

It’s a time when we don’t just endure the cold and dark, we live for it. To celebrate our 100 years of service, we've partnered with Tourism Tasmania to commission this special editorial feature and guide to experiencing Lutruwita/Tasmania this winter.

When you live in Lutruwita/Tasmania it‘s easy to forget what a big deal it is to be able to travel this island. A simple trip for us – like hiking up a mountain near our house or visiting rellies elsewhere in the state – is a bucketlist experience for many mainlanders and people living internationally.

From a seaside scallop festival to time in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, we’ve captured a range of experiences that encourage you to stick around this winter. Most can be relished solo or enjoyed with your bestie. Some are adults-only but most are family-friendly and great for groups.

As we travel and experience different parts of Lutruwita, it’s important to learn about Palawa Country and the connection, belonging and custodianship Palawa people have to these lands. Rather than only viewing Country as the physical environment or land, Palawa and other Aboriginal people know Country as a deeply symbolic and significant being that includes people, plants, animals, seasons, story and belonging.

This winter season, we can take the opportunity to deepen our own understanding of, and connection with, this magnificent island. There are many ways to do that, but learning the island’s true history, and names of places and Palawa nations isn’t a bad place to start.

Winter conditions here can be dramatic and challenging. Being prepared, even on a short jaunt, can literally be lifesaving. Ideally, always have spare dry clothes and blankets in the back of your all-wheel-drive.

RACT members can save at experience and accommodation sites in Tasmania via or our member rewards pages. There are also hundreds of Off Season offers available at

100 reasons: South

Walk through towering forests, catch nuyina/Aurora Australis and experience exquisite eateries in Nipaluna/Hobart. Plus much more.

100 reasons: North

Zipline through treetops, see stunning scenery and find hidden gems at local markets. Plus much more.

100 reasons: North West (West Coast)

See the snow, experience a range of family friendly walks and absorb breathtaking scenery. Plus much more.

100 reasons: East Coast

Slurp and sip your way through wineries, get an adrenaline rush mountain biking and take a cold seawater plunge along remote beaches. Plus much more.