If you’re a true devotee of all things Tasmanian, you’ll probably appreciate the change of seasons offered by this state. The temperature can range quite remarkably depending on the time of year… and sometimes even the time of day!

Termperature - Snow in Tasmania, Moina Tasmania
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Postcard perfect snow in Tasmania at Moina (photo by Heidi Van Leuven‎)

Seasonal Changes in Temperature

As pictures of this year’s snowfalls flood onto social media platforms, we’ve again marvelled at the scenic beauty of Tasmania. As residents of Hobart, we’re so lucky to observe the moods of Mt Wellington as she changes from autumn to winter tones. The first sprinkling of white is always a thrill, and right around the state there are similar scenes to admire.

Okay, so the temperature may drop a little. Or a lot. But don a warm beanie and enjoy a hot toddy by an open fire, and appreciate the seasons of Tasmania as they ebb and flow. In a few months we’ll be embracing the approach of spring and sharing photos of daffodils.

Temperature - Snow in Tasmania, Dover
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Dover has its own views of snow in southern Tasmania

Temperature - Snow in Tasmania, Mt Wellington
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A sprinkle of snow on Mt Wellington (photo taken from Bellerive)

Temperature - Snow in Tasmania at Vinces Saddle
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Snow at Vinces Saddle (photo by Ashley and Emma Leach)

Temperature - Derwent Bridge Snow
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Heavy snowfalls at Derwent Bridge en route to Strahan

Tarraleah Temperature

To highlight the point we’re trying to make about the temperature in Tasmania, we’d like to share some photos from Tarraleah. The first visit was made during a trip to Strahan (August). It was a clear and sunny day, but the ground had been kissed by snow and the air was definitely nippy. We welcomed the fire and steaming hot soup in Teez Cafe.

Temperature - Tarraleah Teez Cafe Fire
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A warm wood fire welcoming patrons at Teez Cafe in Tarraleah

Temperature - Tarraleah Teez Cafe Dining
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Chilly for outdoor dining at Teez Cafe, with snow in Tarraleah

Temperature - Tarraleah Dusting of Snow
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A dusting of snow… drive from Hobart to Strahan via Tarraleah

Temperature - Tarraleah Lodge
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Snow at Tarraleah Lodge, central highlands region of Tasmania

Our second and most recent visit to Tarraleah was during a drive from Hobart to Queenstown (February). The temperature topped 32C and we couldn’t help but compare the two experiences. Another clear and sunny day, but t-shirts were the order of the day this time around.

Temperature - Summer in Tasmania
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Rather warm… the summer temperature in Tasmania

Temperature - Tarraleah Tasmania
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The toasty temperature tempted tourists to Tarraleah

Temperature - Teez Cafe
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Outdoor dining at Teez Cafe in Tarraleah in summer

Temperature - Hydro Tasmania
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Hydro Tasmania lookout in Tarraleah

So if you’re asking us to suggest the best time of year to tour Tasmania (as many readers do) we’d say any season is perfect. Depending on your personal preference for warm or cool activities, make your choice and pack for the officially predicted temperature. But beware the unexpected surprise that may come your way!

Temperature - Spring Snow, Cradle Mountain
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Cradle Mountain National Park: snow in spring! (photo by Carol Haberle)

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