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4 Ways to Keep Warm in Southern Tasmania This Winter

Winter in Southern Tasmania is a season of magic, where crisp air and breathtaking landscapes invite you to explore and relax. 

As locals, we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite ways to stay warm and make the most of this beautiful season. Whether you’re a visitor or a fellow Tasmanian, these tips will help you embrace the winter wonderland of Southern Tasmania.

1. Savor Tasmanian Tipples

Warm up with some of Southern Tasmania’s finest beverages. Head to Hobart’s iconic Lark Cellar Door for a taste of their renowned single malt whisky. 

If cider is more your style, Willie Smith’s Apple Shed in the Huon Valley offers delicious mulled cider, perfect for a chilly day, or just down the highway further, you can find Pagan Cider and Franks Cider

For wine lovers, Bangor Vineyard Shed on the picturesque Tasman Peninsula provides a cozy setting to enjoy a glass of their award-winning Pinot Noir. 

Bangor Vineyard Shed
Bangor Vineyard Shed

2. Indulge in Comfort Food

There’s nothing like a hearty meal to warm the soul on a winter’s day. Southern Tasmania is home to various cafes and restaurants serving delicious comfort food.

In Hobart, try Farzi, a culinary gem nestled in Salamanca or for seafood lovers, Mures on Victoria Dock, which specialises in local produce. 

The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery in New Norfolk is another must-visit, offering farm-to-table dishes highlighting the best of Tasmanian produce. 

*Be sure to check ahead for opening days and hours.

3. Embark on Scenic Hikes

Winter transforms Tasmania’s landscapes into a wonderland of beauty. Rug up and hike through some of the region’s most scenic trails. 

Mount Field National Park’s Tarn Shelf Circuit offers breathtaking views of snow-dusted peaks and frozen tarns. 

The Tasman Peninsula has some great short walks available for various abilities and ages.

For a closer adventure, kunanyi/Mt Wellington has numerous trails to enjoy the crisp, clean air and panoramic views over Hobart and beyond.

4. Experience a Cozy Getaway

Winter is the perfect time to escape to one of Southern Tasmania’s charming retreats. 

Clifton Homestead in the Huon Valley, Set in a sprawling 5 acres of stunning gardens, is the perfect choice for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and indulge in peaceful surroundings.

In Hobart, MACq 01 is the perfect place to begin exploring southern Tasmania. Surrounded by yachts, docks, convict-built sandstone warehouses and a vast expanse of open water. 

The Tasman, a luxury collection hotel, is conveniently anchored to the waterfront precinct, between Hobart’s city centre, picturesque Derwent harbour, MONA Ferry terminal, and the iconic Salamanca and Battery Point neighbourhoods.

For a more secluded experience, Rathmore in the Central Highlands is a historic property set on a 92-acre sheep property with platypus and friendly farm animals. You will love the elegant heritage rooms with luxury beds and antique furnishings.

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