What’s On: Tasmania in August
The question of what you’re doing in Tasmania this coming August has now been answered – and not just once. The range of activities we have listed for August are different, fun and located all around Tasmania, making it easy for everyone to find something close and exciting to enjoy.
Australian Antarctic Festival
Australia’s Antarctic port is located in Hobart and serves as the heart of science, logistics, shipping and crew transport servicing. This work is celebrated with the Australian Antarctic Festival on the 2-5 August. With a series of exhibitions, open days, school excursions, entertainments and lectures, the Antarctic is brought to you and provides a look at the coldest, highest, driest and windiest place on earth.
Held in Latrobe, a 10-minute drive from Devonport, the Chocolate Winterfest is here and boy, is it set to wow. The festival is prepped to indulge, inform, astound, amuse and celebrate chocolate and provide a little distraction from the chilly weather.
Tasmanian Whisky Week
Tasmanian Whisky Week is a week that is dedicated to showcasing the best of Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels that celebrate whiskey. There will be opportunities to experience unreleased whisky and behind the scenes tours.
Southern white whales have only recently re-appeared in their ancestral breeding grounds around Tasmania and can be spotted between May and November. They migrate North to warmer waters to give birth and mate. Sheltered waters on the East Coast of Tasmania provide the optimal places to spot the whales, including: Binalong Bay, Great Oyster Bay, Frederick Henry Bay, etc.
Landscape x Old Kempton
In honour of Tasmanian Whisky Week, the Landscapes Bar and Grill Restaurant is pairing up with Old Kempton Distillery to serve five courses with five single malt whiskies. The dinner is centred around a selection of premium Tasmanian produce cooked on the wood-fired Asado Grill fuelled by a Old Kempton whisky cask.
Sunday Lunch & Shoot, Twamley Farm
Twamley Farm is your new go-to when you want a little rustic farm love. Gert and Ted are now offering the opportunity to take your authentic farm experience a step further and try out their newly opened clay target shooting range. Gather a group of friends for an exciting morning clay shooting and a lazy afternoon of Sunday lunch specially created by Gert and Ted.