What’s there to do in Tasmania during the warmer months, you ask? When summer is still soft around the edges and the sun not so scorching yet, what’s there not to do? An island state of rugged charm, Tasmania is prime vacation spot all year round, brimming with choices of outdoor activities.

Under the sparkling sun, however, it especially buzzes with excitement from all the road trips, events and festivals going around. Here are some of our picks of activities to indulge all your senses. Pack your bag and visit Tasmania now to soak it all up.

Get creative

Art lovers descending on Tasmania know to make a beeline for MONA, the controversial private museum that houses antique and modern pieces. If your interests expand beyond fine art, visit Tasmanian Craft Fair, where artists and craft-makers convene annually to display their creations. Visitors can enjoy art displays, craft stalls, entertainment, and fun activities that will delight adults and children alike.

What to do in Tasmania

Scene from craft fair, credit: Tasmania’s North West

Music fan with a taste for the outdoor? Falls Festival promises three days of pure fun, bringing in popular bands, DJs, and comedians from all over the country.

Tasmanian Craft Fair: Deloraine, 3 November 2017 – 6 November 2017

Falls Festival: Marion Bay, 29 December 2017 – 31 December 2017

Get some sea

Lazing around in the sun has never been so picturesque with the backdrop of orange-tinged rocks over at Bay of Fire or Wineglass Bay. But if you’d like a little taste of vicarious adventure, head over to Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock to watch the prestigious Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour and finishes in Hobart. Get swept up in the jubilation and cheer the crews as they sail toward the Constitution Dock. Meanwhile, enjoy the activities abound for spectators on land, such as live music and group workout spaces.

What to do in Tasmania

Scene from the race, credit: Flickr

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Hobart, 26 December 2017 – 1 January 2018

Get food (and drinks!)

From farmers markets to distilleries, from breweries to local eateries, nature’s great bounty has always been a prominent feature in Tasmania’s culinary experience. For seven days and nights, prepare to be awed by selections of the island’s best seafood, cheeses, and many others. Treat your loved ones (or just yourself!) while you bop to live music.

Things to do in Tasmania

Scene from Taste of Tasmania, credit: Australia.com

Speaking of wine, sparkling wine connoisseurs won’t want to miss Effervescence Tasmania either, dubbed one of the world’s best sparkling wine festivals.

Effervescence Tasmania: Relbia, 15 November 2017 – 19 November 2017

Taste of Tasmania: Hobart, 28 December  2017 – 3 January 2018