Tasmanian Events 2016/17

Tasmanian White Wine Weekend

November 2016

With the bookending Red Wine Weekend taking place in May, these two events are now firmly established as regular attractions on any local wine lovers calendar. With events taking place on Hobart’s picturesque waterfront, these two weekends offer the opportunity to taste dozens of wines and meet the wine producers in workshops and tastings designed to be enjoyed by wine buffs and novices alike.

Princes Wharf No 1

Hobart waterfront


Taste of Tasmania

28 December 2016 to 3 January 2017

If nothing else, we guarantee that reading this book will tantalise your tastebuds and have you hungry to try some of the delicious delicacies that have made this state famous. If so, try with all your might to ensure your visit coincides with one of the most popular food festivals in Australia. There is no room here to do justice to the myriad attractions on offer. Check the Facebook page or website and enjoy.

Salamanca, Hobart

Tel: +613 6238 2410


Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals

December 2016 to January 2017

This annual event consists of seven separate carnivals, kicking off in Rosebery on the west coast and winding up in St Helens on the east coast. The other locations are Hobart, Latrobe, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie. The carnivals comprise a range of athletic and cycling events, with the Burnie Gift a particularly popular drawcard.

Various destinations

Tel: +61 437 563 034


Ten Days on the Island

17 to 26 March 2017

This truly is the festival that has it all. A program of music, dance, theatre and visual arts takes over the whole state in this extraordinary biennial outpouring of all things artistic, celebrating the island’s unique culture while exploring a truly international palette. Now aligned with Spiegeltent Hobart, which takes place annually, Ten Days on the Island welcomed artists and arts practitioners from Bolivia, France, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, the US, Cuba, India, China and New Zealand in 2015. Artistic director David Malacari promises an even more exciting line-up in 2017.

Various venues

Tel: +613 6210 5700


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