Fun Facts About Tasmania
Climate and Weather
Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.
The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Rainfall varies dramatically across the island. Hobart, with an average of 626 millimetres is Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide), while on the west coast an annual average of 2,400 mm ensures the rainforest thrives.
Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.
Produced and Grown in Tasmania
In Tasmania you can feast on 'home grown' foods, pick up freshly harvested vegetables at a village market, or savour the sweet crunch of apples from a roadside stall. There are also berry farms where you can pick your own berries or visit a marine farm for superb, fresh seafood.
Tasmania's rich green pastures produce some of the nation’s finest dairy products, especially award-winning cheeses – blues and bries, cheddars and camemberts.
From smoked salmon and fresh summer berries to chilli honey and wakame seaweed, the regions of Tassie offer their own culinary surprises.
Wildlife and Plants
With fewer introduced predators and a relatively large amount of intact habitat, Tasmania is a final refuge for many animal species including the Tasmanian devil. The diversity of Tasmania's vegetation is also remarkable and includes some of the most ancient plant species on Earth, the tallest flowering trees, the oldest plant clones and a high proportion of endemic species
Tasmania is a natural haven for Australian wildlife. Bennetts wallabies, seals, penguins and wedge-tailed eagles can be found without venturing too far from the state's capital, Hobart, and encounters with friendly wildlife are an almost inevitable feature of travels around the state.