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Our Off Season Experiences

Learn how you can switch on this Off Season with these exclusive winter experiences.

Things to do this Off Season

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ASHGROVE DAIRY DOOR & VISITOR CENTRE

The connoisseurs at Ashgrove Cheese have whipped up something really special for the Off Season. Try their deluxe truffle fondue for two paired with Lake Barrington Alexandra Sparkling, for $65. Conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

BEN LOMOND SNOW SPORTS

Connect with each other and the natural world this Off Season. Ben Lomond Snow Sports has all the equipment you need for some fun in the snow.

BLUE DERBY PODS RIDE

Hit the trails for a winter adventure that invigorates the body and soul. Fresh air on the face, peddle through the dense, dark forest maze of Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Back at the accommodation pods, crisp cheeks are warmed by the fire and hungry bellies replenished with nourishing meals.

BRIDESTOWE LAVENDER ESTATE

During the wintertime, Bridestowe Lavender Estate’s store transforms into a cosy space with fire and lounges.

CATARACT GORGE SCENIC CHAIRLIFT

The Cataract Gorge, the jewel of Launceston is at its best during the colder months. The fresh smells of the nature reserve and the mist hugging the cliff faces after it rains, makes it feel mysterious, like something out of this world. The view from the chairlift allows you to take all of this in from every angle and if it is a bit wet, we will make sure we keep you dry with a poncho. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL

Be drawn in by the heat of the blazing wood fire. Mention the Off Season and receive a complimentary drink with any meal purchase. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

DELORAINE DELI

Pick up a Winter Warmer Tasting Hamper filled with hand selected regional produce from Deloraine Deli. Exclusive to the Off Season, the hamper is a perfect way to elevate a self-catered road trip or cosy winter picnic. [ Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

HARVEST LAUNCESTON COMMUNITY FARMERS' MARKET

During winter, the team at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market will run guided tours of the Market. Discover some of the world’s best produce, meet the producers, and share in the stories behind Harvest. Tours run at 10 am on Saturdays.

HOLM OAK VINEYARDS

This Off Season, Holm Oak Vineyards is offering a very special wine flight. Try four museum release red wines, only available during the Off Season. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Operator for details.

INTO THE WILD

Shorter days don’t have to mean shorter rides. Into the Wild’s professional bike lights ‘light up the night’ during the Off Season. Ride Tasmania's epic mountain bike trails as day turns to night or hit the trails before first light on a crisp winter morning. Keep the chill at bay with a warm drink and hot water bottle.

JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL

Junction Arts Festival invites contemporary art and music out of theatres, galleries and traditional venues and into the streets, public spaces and extraordinary buildings. Discover installations, art, theatre and music experiences and feast on lavish Tasmanian food and local brews from the 1-5 of September.

KOOPAROONA NIARA TOURS

The palawa/pakana of lutrawita/Tasmania thrived on country, even in the bitter cold of winter. For a truly captivating insight into Tasmanian Aboriginal people and culture, with a focus on life in cool conditions, take a guided tour with Kooparoona Niara Tours this Off Season. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

LITTLE RIVERS BREWING CO.

Snuggle by the fire with Little Rivers Brewing Co's winter special. Enjoy a tasting and dark lager six pack for $25 (usually $37). Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Operator for details.

LOW HEAD PENGUIN TOURS

Rug up and venture out into the dark on a penguin tour. Welcome ashore 10 – 100 penguins waddling to warm burrows. Enjoy 10% off adult tickets during the Off Season. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

LUXURY GOLF AND SCENIC TOURS TASMANIA

Play, taste and explore Tassie at a peaceful pace this Off Season. Book any multi-day tour to receive 10% off. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

ON YOUR BIKE TOURS

The crisp blue-bird days of the Off Season make for excellent cycling conditions. Feel invigorated with a ride through the crisp air. Keep the legs moving to stay warm!

SEA HORSE WORLD

Make a date to meet thousands of tiny seahorses this Off Season. The secrets of these mysterious creatures are shared on the guided tour. Tour guests save 10% on meals at The Cormorant, a snug café overlooking the Tamar River. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

STELO AT PIERRE'S

Through a dimly lit doorway of a Launceston back alley lies a secret Sunday night speakeasy. Melt into a dark, cosy corner, glowing with flickering candlelight. Swill a rare museum wine or sinful cocktail, served by dapper bar folk. Embrace the dark, find OSCURA by Bar Stelo. If you can.

TAMAR VALLEY FOOD AND WINE BOUTIQUE TOURS

Wine tastings by woodfire are on offer on this tour of Tamar Valley’s top vineyards. Rug up on the ride with cosy blankets and scarves, available for every guest to use.

TASMANIAN BREATH OF FRESH AIR (BOFA) FILM FESTIVAL

BOFA film festival is a much-needed "breath of fresh air" and from 30 April – 30 May it spans in-cinema events in Launceston and Hobart, and if the sofa is more of your thing, you can join online for free. BOFA will showcase inspiring films curated around themes of Stories of Us, Chasing Wonder, Climate Action and more.

TASMANIAN TRUFFLES

The Off Season is when the famous black winter truffle is unearthed and harvested by our truffle dogs. Layer up, join us on the farm for either a Truffle Hunt Tour or Truffle Hunt and Winter Warmer Tour. After digging up a truffle from the cold soil, wrap your hands around a Tasmanian mulled wine by the fire pit with a baked truffle brie to warm the soul. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

TASMANIAN WINE AND CHEESE TOURS

Taste one of Tasmania’s rarest red grape varieties straight from the barrel. The Dornfelder wine shed tasting is an Off Season only experience, available on the guided tour of four top Tamar Valley vineyards. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

TASSIE SCALLOP FIESTA

The Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport on the 1st of August is a celebration of all things maritime, seafood and fine food accompanied by the best local beverages and an eclectic program of entertainment, including the scallop splitters challenge. Coinciding with the start of the commercial scallop season in the depths of winter, this isn’t one to miss.

TIMBRE KITCHEN

Timbre kitchen is powered by a roaring wood fire and a passionate local community. The seasonal menu is charged with winter produce from backyard growers and producers. A hearty meal here is a must this Off Season.

THE CLARENDON ARMS

Experience Son et Luminiere – entertainment featuring light, art and sound telling the history of place at The Arms this winter. Gather around the outdoor fire pots and enjoy roasted chestnuts and mulled wine as you share your experience. Dinner is to follow with a menu complementing seasonal Tasmanian produce and the skills of our local chefs. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE RIDGE NORTH LILYDALE

Rug up and step out on a guided winter vineyard walk through the highest commercial vineyard in Tasmania. Hear the crackle of frosty foliage underfoot, and from the ridge, see as far as the snowy peaks of Cradle Mountain on a clear day.

TURNER STILLHOUSE

This Off Season, receive a complimentary Hot Gin Toddy on any distillery tour. This steaming mug of goodness is made with award-winning Three Cuts Gin, cloudy Tasmanian apple juice and secret spices for extra zing. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

WINTERLICIOUS

When the weather turns cold, Launceston city warms up with an array of inviting experiences, offers and events. Dress up and head out for hearty meals, whisky and wine, roaring fires and good times. Check out the Winterlicious guide for what’s on this Off Season. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

YARNS ARTWORK IN SILK

This Off Season, mention ‘Discover Tasmania’ on entry and enjoy a complimentary Yarns Artwork in Silk postcard and a half price Tasmanian choc top ice cream. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

41 DEGREES SOUTH TASMANIA

Explore Australia’s only eco-certified inland fish farm on a self-guided tour. Appreciate the art of farming with no impact on the environment. Finish off with a hot drink and tasting. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.


Places to stay this Off Season

BEST WESTERN PLUS LAUNCESTON

One nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe King Room plus dinner for twoin the iconic Tram Bar, all for the cosy price of $159.

BLAKES MANOR

During the Off Season, Blakes Manor offers 10% off standard room rates for direct bookings (made via phone or email). Or, take advantage of the “winter walker and rider special” by booking Quamby Cottage for two people over seven nights for $900. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

BRICKENDON ESTATE

Stay two nights at this remarkable world-heritage site and receive a special evening under the stars at the Convict Farm Village. This complimentary Off Season experience includes a roaring firepit, comfy couch, cosy rugs, homemade mulled wine and spiced popcorn, in a private outdoor setting. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Operator for details.

BRIDPORT SEASIDE CARAVAN PARK

Overlooking Anderson Bay, Bridport Seaside Caravan Park is a perfect base for exploring the beaches and coastal walks of the area. In the Off Season, guests are invited to stay for three nights for the price of two.

BIG4 LAUNCESTON HOLIDAY PARK

Book a four-night stay with BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park during the Off Season and your hosts will provide everything you need to make your own delicious mulled wine. Conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

CEDAR COTTAGE MEANDER

Boost your well-being at Cedar Cottage Meander this winter. Walk through the snow-filled alpine gardens of the Central Plateau or kayak on misty Huntsman Lake. Return to cook over the open fire. Lay back in our steaming hot tub under the stars. Gaze into the flickering fire pit and eat gooey marshmallows. Curl up under a snuggly wool blanket with a mug of hot chocolate. Close the day out with great company, a Tasmanian whisky and the promise of tomorrows’ adventures. Terms and conditions apply.

CLAYFIELD HOMESTEAD

Stay at this charming country guesthouse during the Off Season and receive a very warm welcome: a grazing platter of local Tasmanian produce (valued at $100). Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details

COACH HOUSE LAUNCESTON

Enjoy two nights' accommodation in a Deluxe Queen room and a bottle of locally produced Ninth Island wine for $220. Only during the Off Season. Terms & conditions apply. Contact operator for details

COMFORT INN THE PIER

The $200 Off Season package includes one nights’ accommodation for two in a self-contained villa, a bottle of Tasmanian sparkling, a cheese board and a dusk tour of the nearby penguin colony. In the restaurant, find a three-course Taste of Tassie menu, with a drink, for just $50. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS

Enjoy all the comforts of Country Club with this Off Season offer. Book a Winter Warmer accommodation package and receive a food and beverage voucher to spend in the restaurants and bars. On the house, enjoy a juicy steak and red wine, yummy cocktails, a buffet breakfast or perhaps a parmi and pint. Credits range from $40 to $150. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

DALES OF DERBY

Cosy on in around the fire after a winter’s day exploring Derby and surrounding rainforest on foot or bike. Feel the warmth of the space and connect over a shared meal, pull out a board game or immerse yourself in a good read. Enjoy Dales of Derby with a $100 discount per night Off Season special. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

DISCOVERY PARKS - HADSPEN

Discovery Parks – Hadspen offers a classic holiday park experience just a short stroll from the peaceful banks of the South Esk River. During the Off Season, save 20% on cabins with any mid-week two-night stay. Or save 20% on sites with any mid-week three-night stay. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

ELPHIN SERVICED APARTMENTS

Complementary beanies and gloves keep guests cosy from top to toe during the Off Season. Stay two nights or more to receive. Plus, enjoy a wintery indulgence of your choice: a tassie food hamper OR a relaxing 30-min massage OR a cruise on the Tamar River. Valid for up to 2 people per booking in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

FALLS RIVER ECO LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

The qualities of our property are amplified during winter as you soak in the hot tub and admire the power of the fully charged waterfall. Every booking during the Off Season will enjoy a complimentary gourmet pamper pack of local produce including cheese, salmon rillettes, truffle oil and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

FOREST WALKS LODGE - ECO ACCOMMODATION

During the Off Season, this intimate guesthouse is offering a Winter Gourmet Walking Package. Deal includes guided forest walk with an expert ecologist, accommodation in the eco lodge and all meals, prepared fresh from local produce. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

FORKNFARM HOMESTEAD

In front of an open fire, prepare (and then eat!) a comforting winter meal made with quality Tasmanian produce, sourced from nearby farms or picked fresh from the garden. Sip on mulled wine and gaze out to sweeping views of the Tamar Valley. The Fire and Wine package is $65 pp, and only available during the Off Season. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR LAUNCESTON

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston’s Off Season special includes accommodation for two, gin experience at craft distiller Turner Stillhouse, wine tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, seasonal platter from the master-caterers at Hubert + Dan, buffet breakfast and on-site parking. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

LEISURE INN PENNY ROYAL

Relish the royal treatment this Off Season at Leisure Inn Penny Royal. Receive 25% off our best displayed rate of the day for our studio and apartment rates, a mouth-watering Cocobean hot chocolate melt upon arrival, plus tickets to ride the Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Two-night stay minimum. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Operator for details.

LAKE YALLEENA NATURE RETREAT

From a rustic wood-fired cabin by the lake, wake to often snow-dusted views of a bush sanctuary. Stay three nights this Off Season and receive the fourth night free. Terms and conditions apply, contact operator for details.

LOW HEAD PILOT STATION COTTAGES

Book a Winter Wake-up package and escape to a heritage cottage by the sea this Off Season with breakfast and Penguin Tours included at a discounted rate. Start your day right with a hearty breakfast and hot coffee at our onsite café. At dusk, welcome ashore the cutest critters, on a Low Head Penguin Tour. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

LOW HEAD TOURIST PARK

Pour yourself a complimentary mug of hot chocolate and settle in for a magnificent winter sunset at Low Head Tourist Park. This Off Season, grab two nights in a self-contained cottage with a queen bed from $200. Valid June 15 to August 31. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

MERCURE LAUNCESTON

Receive a complimentary room upgrade and a Taste of Tassie platter packed with delicious local goodies, including cheese, mulled wine and cider. Available with any two-night mid-week stay, only during the Off Season. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

NAIVASHA COTTAGE

Take a complementary picnic basket of local wine, cheese, crusty bread and chocolate and head out on a forest walk this Off Season. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

NIGHTCAP AT RIVERSIDE HOTEL MOTEL

Treat yourself to a little extra comfort this Off Season at Nightcap. Stay for two or more nights and receive 15% off accommodation, complimentary welcome drink, WiFi, parking, late check out and 10% off dining. Book before June 12 using promo code: WINTERWARMER. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

OLIVE'S COTTAGE

Olive’s Cottage, nestled on the bank of the Tamar River, offers a serene outlook over tranquil waters to the lush, green hills beyond. Stay three or more nights in June, July or August and receive the last night free. Only available for direct bookings. *Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

PEPPERS SILO HOTEL

The Off Season at Peppers Silo Hotel shines a light on local farmers, producers and artisans. Wine, chocolate, whisky, gin and other local delights are served up across a range of experiences from in-room local touches, a producer-led menu in Grain of the Silos and the best of Tassie beverages in Woodys Barrel Bar.

PLATYPUS PARK COUNTRY RETREAT

Enjoy our warm and cosy accommodation after exploring the stunning landscapes and mild climate of north-east Tassie. Snuggle up next to our wood fire or relax in the spa. Taste our home-made mulled cider or purchase an Off Season special welcome basket, country breakfast hamper or hearty winter meal. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

QUAMBY ESTATE

Retreat to idyllic Quamby Estate this Off Season. A one-night stay in a deluxe room at historic Quamby Homestead includes a winter warming beverage, two-course dinner of local Tasmanian fare and breakfast. $489 for two. Play golf? Ask about the Stay and Play Winter Package. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

SAWYERS BAY SHACKS

Admire Bass Strait in all her winter glory from a relaxed lounge in Sawyers Bay Shacks. Cool water views are balanced by the warmth of a roaring open fire. Stay during the Off Season to receive 25% off. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

TAMAR VALLEY RESORT - GRINDELWALD

This Off Season, Tamar Valley Resort is pouring real hot chocolate. Made with premium Swiss chocolate and fresh Tasmanian milk, and topped with lashings of whipped cream and chocolate flakes, this drink is best enjoyed by the open wood fire as the fog rolls in.

THE CORNWALL HISTORIC HOTEL

Enjoy two nights' accommodation in a Deluxe Queen room and a bottle of locally produced Ninth Island wine for $199. Only during the Off Season. Terms & conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE EMPIRE HOTEL

The Empire Hotel offers comfortable, heritage accommodation in the heart of the Meander Valley. Guests staying two nights or more during Off Season are welcomed with a free tasting plate worth $45 (featuring Tasmanian whisky, and smoked chicken wings). Simply mention this offer when making a booking. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE FLORANCE

In the wintertime, guests receive complimentary pre-dinner nibbles and a glass of wine from The Florance label. Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Operator for details.

THE GRANARY | RICHMOND HILL

A crackling fire and home-baked treats will greet you upon arrival at the Granary this Off Season. Home-cooked meals will also be available for delivery from local caterers Grazing Tasmania and Hubert & Dan. The warmth continues outside with the outdoor fire pit set for picnics by the river. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE GRAND HOTEL LAUNCESTON

Guests who book a 2 night stay in a deluxe spa room for $320 during the Off Season will receive a $40 voucher to spend at Bread & Butter - Launceston's hip café, Bread & Butter factory. Terms & conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE RED FEATHER INN

Welcome to a most intimate and cosy winter retreat. Stay warm with gas log fires indoors and by the crackle of the open fire pots outdoors. Off Season retreat packages include fireside Tasmanian whisky and gin tastings, guided bushwalks and an introduction to Tasmanian truffles, comfort food cooking classes and alfresco dining around the fire pot under the stars. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.

THE TRIG ON MOUNT ARTHUR

Nestled on the slopes of Mt Arthur, wintertime brings a softening of sounds, as the landscape hibernates under a blanket of snow. Recharge by a roaring fire, make art or read a book. Winter at The Trig is all about you-time.

TIN DRAGON TRAIL COTTAGES

Cosy camp beds are set up in the nearby alpaca paddock for stargazing in comfort this Off Season. Complimentary hot soup and red wine keeps things extra toasty. Afterwards, dive into the outdoor hot tub - and don’t forget your beanie! Prizes to be awarded for the best-beanie-in-spa photos. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.


WINGTONS GLAMPING CLARENCE POINT

Camping is all about cosy glamour at Wingtons Glamping. Think vintage steamer trunks, rich Persian rugs, roaring fire pits and only the finest cotton linen. Stay during the Off Season to receive a free wine tasting at Cabbage Tree Hill Vineyard. Terms and conditions apply. Contact operator for details.


Discover more about our Off Season on discovertasmania.com.au/off-season