We’ve all heard of the Northern Lights, which send swirling hues of green, blue and red dancing across Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and northern Russia on clear winter nights. But the Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, is an even rarer natural phenomenon, and one of the best places to witness the light show is from the southern Australian island known as Tasmania. The whole state is a viewing paradise, but mountains, trees and light pollution can occasionally get in the way. Here’s a guide for where to see the Southern Lights in Tasmania this winter. If you thought you had to go to Antarctica, think again.
Category: Things to Do
March 25, 2015
Isolation from mainland Australia has made Tasmania resourceful and independent when it comes to food. The state produces some of the country’s best seafood, meat and dairy as well as apples, cherries, blueberries and saffron. Memorable meals can be found in the city as well as the country, and a growing number of cooking schools […]
February 25, 2015
Tasmania is home to one of Australia’s tastiest attractions: the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Located near Hobart, Tasmania’s chocolate factory is the perfect place to explore, well, any time!
January 28, 2015
Tasmania’s remote northwest is home to some of Australia’s most impressive natural wonders. The Tarkine is a million-acre region that encompasses the largest temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere — the second largest in the world. The dripping, green environment is chock-full of myrtle, sassafras and ferns along with rarer trees such as celery top pines […]
December 3, 2014
The capital of Tasmania may be remote, but Hobart has enough summer festivals to energize the Antipodes. Most are held around New Year’s Eve when fireworks burst over the harbor at 9:30 and midnight. Here’s a guide to the best Hobart summer festivals and events. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Kicks off Dec. 26, 2014 in […]
November 6, 2014
More than 32 wineries operate in a 105-mile (170-kilometer) span, offering a wide array of options for your Tamar Valley wine tasting adventure.
October 8, 2014
It’s no coincidence that Tasmania has long been known as the ‘Apple Isle.’ Orchards have borne fruit from the island’s fertile river valleys since the 19th century. Tasmania is also the birthplace of Australian wine. The state now produces at least a quarter of the country’s ‘A’ grade bottles, which read like a list from Burgundy […]
September 10, 2014
On the Full-Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart when they say dress warmly they mean it. Yes, this is Australia. Yes, this is the middle of the summer. Nevertheless, this is not the Australian desert, this is Tasmania and you are going to get wet.
July 16, 2014
Hollybanks Treetops Adventure is self-proclaimed as Tasmania’s most thrilling adventure, and it doesn’t disappoint.
May 21, 2014
Freycinet National Park is one of Australia’s premier wildernesses, and one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday spots.