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I often hear people say that Tassie is too cold, or too wet for a holiday. On a beautiful Autumn day like today, with amazing blue skies and warm sun, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Reading about cyclones, torrential rain and still high temps in other parts of Australia, I often wonder why Tassie gets such a bad rap.

Our Summers are warm to hot, but not often unbearable, our Winters are milder than places like Canberra and many parts of Victoria and NSW, and our rainfall is nowhere near as much as most other states. When you check out the weather, make sure you look at the North and the East Coast temps as well, as the South is more variable and not as mild at times, so people see the weather on TV and think the whole of Tassie is freezing/wet which is just not true!

There is so much to see and do here, and so easy for travelling. The people are friendly (of course ;) ) and if you pick the right time of year for the type of holiday you want, it really is a beautiful place for a holiday.


Posted by Kymichelle, 12th April 2014


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  • 100% agree with you. I live in Tassie and absolutely love it to bits. Came over for a holiday nearly 30 years ago and never left

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  • Tassie is an absolutely beautiful place.


    • Thanks again for sharing; feeling inspired!

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  • I cannot wait to get the chance to go to Tasmania on the boat and take the car over. Would be such a great trip with lovely scenery.

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  • You’ve won me I’d love to come to Tassie

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  • Tassie is home to my fondest childhood memory, I have always wanted to go back for a holiday there

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  • I have heard it is beautiful and yes you are correct, I have always thought that it is a cold place as that is what you hear. Thank you for sharing and I will put it on my to do list on my holiday destinations.

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  • Yes cold does come to mind when I think of Tasmania……but it’s a beautiful place which I so want to see. My sister in law just recently came back & loved it. Thinking of doing a ferry trip & a driving tour. Not sure what to do first the north or south part of the island?

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  • i actually really want to take my family to tassie i would love to see the beautiful views and heritage there.
    thanks for reminding people that there is another part of australia that they should really see.

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  • Kylie, I so agree with you. I live in a small country town near the north-east coast of tassie. We manage holiday homes in a beautiful town of St Helens, The Game Fishing Capital of Tasmania. The weather is nowhere near as bad as what the mainlander’s think. I have heard so many guests say how wonderful the area is. It is beautiful, so close to beautiful National Parks, only 12 minutes to the stunning Bay of Fires. We are on 2 acres one street from the main street, walking distance to the school, shops, everything we need. The only thing we had to get used to is the supermarket closes at 12 midday on Saturdays, and don’t open until Monday morning, but we have specialty shops that stay open. If you travel to Scamander or St Helens, the supermarkets are open. The areas are beautiful, stunning and the best place to bring up your kids. My son is now bringing his 3 daughters up here.

    The name of our business is East Coast Bookings, we have 3 x Pet Friendly, Fully self-contained holiday homes. Quite cheap and family orientated. Tassie and St Helens are well worth the visit. xxx Dee

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  • I have been to Devonport prob 50 times, I’m 43. My nan lived there. I have never however, gone much further so would love too. I remember taking my children for a holiday there in Jan, the weather suburb every day. It’s on my bucket list, whether to boat or fly as I’ve not boated it :)

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  • Haha we just moved to Tassie from QLD (loving it so far) and I have to say it is a bit hard getting used to the cold. Not that it’s intolerable but we’re not used to it being so cold so early in the year! But my husband and I love the cold so I don’t think it’ll take long to get used to :)

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  • Tassie has always been on my list of places i really would like to visit some day :) It looks so beautiful!

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  • We visited Tasmania in 1999. I loved the cool, crisp climate and the many fantastic attractions. Cradle Mountaln was a definite favourite as well as Hobart city and surrounds. I definitely recommend Tassie to all those who have not been there – it makes a great holiday.

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  • You certainly make Tassie sound very attractive.

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  • I don’t think of Tassie as being cold, from everything I have seen on websites and friends talking about it, I think it is a beautiful friendly place to visit or leave. My husband and I actually considered moving to Tassie a couple of years ago, but thought we would be too far away from aging parents. I think Tassie has the most comfortable weather in the country and I have mentioned in other areas of this site how much my faimly would love to take a holiday in Tasmania, we just haven’t had the time to do. And when I think of “cold” I always think of Canberra, the last time we were there it snowed!

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