When is the best time to visit Tasmania?

Tasmania has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The warmest months are in summer and early Autumn, from December to March, and the winter is cool with snow in alpine inland areas such as Cradle Mountain.

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Rainfall across Tasmania varies considerably with the coast experiencing mild drizzly winters, compared with the significant rain events experienced in some areas particularly on the western side of Tasmania and alpine areas.

Average maximum temperatures and rainfall are shown below for key areas.

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Can I book one of the Great Walks of Australia for my private group?

Yes you can book one of the Great Walks of Australia as a private group, with most of the Great Walks allowing up to 10 or 12 walkers per departure. There are options for a custom group walk for larger groups on some of the Great Walks tracks, but they are each unique so please get in touch with our expert team so we can explain the best options for your group size and abilities.