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Things to Do in Southern Tasmania this Spring

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Spring is a beautiful time to get out and about! As an added incentive, there are some fabulous events to visit in Hobart and surrounds. Visit the theatres, hum along to some live music, wander a farmers market or engage in some art.

We’ve put together some tips on things to do in Southern Tasmania this spring.

Food & drink

Nothing beats sitting in the warming sun and enjoying a Tassie tipple.

  • Experience an authentic homegrown Feast at Fat Pig Farm, home to the Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans.
  • Learn how to make Tasmanian gin with a gin workshop at McHenry Distillery. Every Friday 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Bookings essential.
  • Locals and visitors are all welcome to cook and eat together at the Geeveston Community Feast, held on the first Thursday of each month at the Geeveston Visitor Centre.
  • Craft your own gin at the Forty Spotted’s Gin(Bar). Explore the sensory world of botanicals, drink some delicious gin and learn to blend aromas and flavours under the close guidance of Forty Spotted Gin Professors. This fun and informative 90-minute experience is an unmissable activity for all gin lovers.


We are an artistic island.

  • The Huon Valley Art Trail will be held this November. Tasmanian Artists and Makers of the Huon [TAMOH] invite you to create your own long weekend around ‘Art & Away’. Visit 20 Professional Artists in their ‘creative places’ from 10am – 4pm over 3 days, guided by the Art & Away Art Trail Map. November 5, 6 and  7.
  • CraftAlive is a three day art event, featuring both local and interstate craft experts. The event will be held at the Goods Shed from 5 to 7 November.
  • The Geeveston Art Show will be held for 14 days from November 20 at the Geeveston Town Hall Visitor Centre. Showcasing the work of artists from the Huon Valley, the Geeveston Art Show highlights art from a variety of mediums.
  • Head to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and view their current exhibitions including; Ecology Studies, Paradise Lost: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, The Miseries of War: 1618 and 1914, and Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series.
  • Mona have an eclectic range of exhibitions throughout the year, including Sally Rees Crone, open until 1 November.
  • The Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) has a range of exhibitions and events:
    • Exhibition: ‘Unrest’ Unrest explores ways to visualise tension, struggle and disruption as daily forces in opposition to freedom, safety and comfort – until 4 September.
    • Exhibition: ‘Curious Conversations’ Joint exhibition from a magical mix of talents – until 4 September.
    • Exhibition: ‘Southern Heights’ An exhibition of Robert Jackson’s Landscape work – until 4 September.
    • Exhibition:  ‘Interplay’ An exhibition of craft and design objects – until 4 September.


Let it carry you away.


Fun things to make you smile.

* Some shows contain strong language and not recommended for ages 15 and under.


Spring is market season, as many return from a winter break. Get your fresh produce and artisan goods straight from the source!

Weekly markets:

Monthly or bimonthly markets:

Please note: Due to COVID-19 certain restrictions for events are in place. To see current updates on restrictions, please visit the Tasmanian Coronavirus page.

Please also note that shows may be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19. Visitors should contact the event organiser directly if they are unsure of programming updates.

For more info, browse our up-to-the-minute chronological list of upcoming events.

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