Tasmania’s Winter Festival Packages
Hobart 7–23 June 2019
This provocative midwinter festival was created by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and began in 2013. Celebrating dark and ancient pagan rituals, attendees will revel in extreme merry-making and create memories that will last a lifetime. Everywhere you turn in Hobart (and beyond), there is music, art, food, and film that explore the links between ancient and modern mythology, dark and light, birth and death. Hobart becomes a virtual playground for the fun-loving, yet twisted fantasies of residents and visitors alike.
Hobart and East Coast June 28 – July 14
The Tasmania Festival of Voices (FoV) is an annual celebration of the power of song. The FoV attracts an audience of around 30,000 over a two-week period. The festivities, including live performances, workshops, and singalongs, light up the island as thousands revel in a cosy atmosphere that’s the perfect antidote to mid-winter.
The festival starts on June 28 with the Opening Night Gala at Tasmanian Bushland Garden in Buckland, and runs until the Finale Concert on Sunday July 14 at Federation Concert Hall in Hobart.
Huon Valley 12-14 July 2019
For most of the year, the Huon Valley makes for one of the best sights in Tasmania: beautiful countryside, fresh and flourishing apple orchards, and soft charms just a half hour from the island state’s capital, Hobart. Winter is an especially splendid time to be in Tasmania, and there’s no event to better brighten your winter than the annual Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival.
Sing, shout, hit the drums and make a terrible racket to ward off those nasties from the cider apple trees in order to bring a lively autumn harvest. People young and old, families from all around, and music-lovers come to sing by the firelight and banish evil spirits.