Autumn in Tassie is nothing short of colorful and picturesque. The orange, rust, brown, and red hues are jaw droppingly gorgeous — what more when it’s paired with all the beautiful surrounding nature landscapes that Tasmania has to offer? Autumn in Tasmania lasts from March to May, and the cool temperature is every Pinterest girl’s dream — sweater weather. It’s an ideal time to stroll through parks, go for hikes, or even visit wineries. Today, we’ll be taking you through some of these Tassie things you might enjoy during fall!
The turning of the Fagus tree
The Fagus tree (or Deciduous beech), is Australia’s only cold winter-deciduous tree — it’s found in Tasmania and its display is every photographer’s dream. It’s undeniably one of the most popular attractions in autumn — so you should plan the timing of your visit right as it only ‘blooms’ for a month, and wouldn’t last past the month of May.
Mt Field National Park and the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park are the best places to get a close-up look. Fagus trees usually lie in damp spots so make sure you put on your finest autumn layers before heading up to the highlands.
Tip: Lower altitude trees hold onto their leaves for a slightly longer time. Contact the national park before your visit to check its status.
Mount Wellington and Hobart City Tour
Mt Wellington (Kunanyi) is just a 20-minute drive from Hobart. After taking you through the capital city, this full-day tour takes you to the summit of Mount Wellington, where you get to see a 360-degree view of Hobart town, including the expansive waterways of the Derwent River.
It also includes the surrounding areas like the Cascades Female Factory, the historic grounds of Richmond Village, and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Book your slot today!
Visit a cider mill
Tasmania is also known as the “Apple Isle” because of its delicious ciders made from locally grown apples, pears, or sometimes cherries — and autumn is the perfect season to pop by a cider mill! One of the best cider makers is located in Huon Valley, a half an hour drive out of the city.
Cruise through Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart City
Visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, an open-air museum recognized as a world heritage site.
Port Arthur was once a place of hardship and punishment, a place of opportunity and leisure. Now it is one of Australia’s most important heritage destinations, where the story of its colonial history lies. This tour also includes Hobart’s iconic sights starting from Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck, and Norfolk Bay. It cruises you through Carnarvon Bay, around the Isle of the Dead. Explore the local Salamanca Market and its authentic delicacies after!
If you’ve visited bigger cities of Australia like Sydney or Melbourne, perhaps you’d like this for a change!