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Time Out's guide to Tasmania

Have a devil of a time in Van Diemen's Land

From pristine wilderness sites to one of the most avant-garde galleries in the world (that'd be “submersive adult Disneyland” Mona, which owner David Walsh reportedly built from his gambling profits), there's a great deal to recommend Tasmania. Pile an abundance of fresh produce, and a bourgeoning culinary scene on top of this (and throw in a few craft distillers for good measure), and you've got a weekend away to satisfy any desire, from the bacchanalian to the pure.

On top of its considerable permanent assets, Tasmania also plays host to some of Australia's best art, music and food festivals.

The Tasmania hit list

13 of Tasmania's best kept secrets

Many of Tasmania’s attractions are already well known throughout Australia. But many of the most interesting things to see and do on the island are kept a little quieter. 

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By: Ruth Dawkins

Time Out's guide to Tasmania's North West

Tasmania’s North West coast is known for being one of the state’s most prosperous agricultural and farming areas, but it’s becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination. 

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By: Ruth Dawkins

Time Out's guide to Hobart

The newfound vibrancy and confidence of Hobart extends well beyond Mona’s sandstone walls. There's a thriving food and drink scene, along with festivals, markets and close proximity to some of the world’s most pristine wilderness.

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What's on this winter

Devonport Jazz in July Festival

In late July the Tasmanian coastal city of Devonport hosts a four-day jazz music festival, with a cavalcade of off beat, memorable performances taking over the town.

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By: Time Out Promotions

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

The tiny, but fiery, pagan festival in Huon Valley where yes, indeed, a man is burnt in effigy to ensure a great harvest. Running for only three days, from Fri July 15 until Sun July 17, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest is set to be a pretty wild weekend away. 

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By: Time Out Promotions

Tempest

One of the flagship exhibitions of Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival, Tempest recreates an island of wonder within the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 

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By: Time Out Promotions
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Dark Mofo

Calling all you winter warriors, art freaks and experience hunters, MONA's annual festival of dark arts is back to celebrate the winter solstice with almost two weeks of music, performance, food and art. 

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By: Time Out Promotions