Tasmania Calling: Best Summer Festivals This Year

If you plan to visit Australia, or more specifically Tasmania, this summer, you’re in for a treat. This summer will see many different events, festivals and celebrations organised all over the place and you’re sure to find something to your liking.

Tasmania FestivaleFestivale

Towards the end of the summer, City Park in Launceston comes to life, as people from all parts of the world flock to attend Festivale. A quarter of a century ago, a street party was organised and little did the organisers know about the success that would ensue.

This event, now featuring not only music, but food and drinks as well, is organised at the time of the year when the weather conditions are supposed to be perfect for an outdoor festival. So, if you’re anywhere near Launceston around the weekend when the event is organised, make sure you check this festival out. You most certainly won’t regret it.

Wooden Boat Festival

MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival

The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is organised every two years and if you’re planning to visit Tasmania in February 2017, you’re in luck. Hobart’s waterfront will once again be host to hundreds of wooden boats of various sizes, used for different purposes. The owners and manufacturers are all there, willing to chat to visitors about their prized possessions.

Of course, there’s much more to the festival than just boats. Music, food and drinks from Tasmania, races and exhibitions all add to the overall vibe of the event. The best part is that it’s all free of charge!

Getting around

Once you’ve sorted out your accommodation, you need to look at the transportation options. Apart from taking a bus or flying from one place to another, now you can also get a free car or campervan. As it is a one-way rental, once you’re done travelling from one festival to another, you can simply leave the vehicle at one of their subsidiaries. An increasing number of young people are doing this in an attempt to save as much money and be able to attend as many festivals as possible.

As you can see, there’s so much that Tasmania has to offer in terms of summer festivals. There are also many smaller ones, held at many towns in the region, so you just need to check local tourist organisations for more information. What is guaranteed though is that you’ll have a whale of time down under this summer.

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Tasmania Festivale

Wooden Boat Festival


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