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Tasmania enjoys four distinct seasons, however our variable climate will sometimes result in “four seasons in one day”. Overall, we enjoy a mild maritime climate, with rainfall predominantly on the west coast and semi-arid areas on the eastern coastline.
Visiting Tasmania, you will find unspoiled coastal environments, friendly towns and villages, and more than 1000 mountain peaks. In the summer, relax on the beach, in the winter take a cruise or climb a mountain.
The Roaring Forties brings us the cleanest air in the world. Our soils are rich and fertile, and our wines, seafood and produce have a worldwide reputation.
Every season brings a variety of opportunities for touring, feasting, cruising, walking, and enjoying the abundance Tasmania has to offer.
Some interesting facts about Tasmania:
Tasmania has officially the freshest, cleanest air in the world.
Formally, almost 37% of Tasmania is in reserves, National Parks and world heritage areas.
Tasmania is 354 kilometres long from the northernmost point to the southernmost point.
Tasmania is an archipelago, with more than 300 islands surrounding the Tasmanian mainland.
Things you need to know about the four seasons of Tasmania:
Summer is December to February
A season of fun and festivals. Peak bushwalking season. Long summer evenings are great for extended sightseeing with darkness coming slowly. Average temperatures in summer are 17 to 23 degrees.
Autumn is March to May
Usually a settled season with calm sunny days. Native fagus and European deciduous trees change colour, making it a favoured season with photographers. It is harvest time, with produce at its best.
Winter is June to August
Snow begins to fall on the highland peaks. Days are crisp with beautiful clear blue skies. Mountain snowfall is still common up until October. Average temperatures in winter are 3 to 13 degrees.
Spring is September to November
Historically the windiest season, spring in Tasmania is a transitional time of year, with winter weather patterns beginning to take on the shape of summer. A great time to visit gardens around the state as they blossom into life.
When visiting Tasmania in any season, you will need to bring your coat, as well as a hat and sunglasses. All year round, there is something to see, do and experience on the Island of Inspiration.