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The Sound of Music
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
The hills are alive once more!
Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, the world’s favourite musical comes to the Princess Theatre in November 2018 with a dazzling new production from Encore Theatre Company, the team that brought you Wicked, Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera.
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent new production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish new staging tells the true story of Maria and the world-famous von Trapp singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll.
The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on screen and stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, So Long Farewell, and of course, The Sound of Music.
Toby Ziegler: Your shadow Rising
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018 to Mon 25th Mar 2019
Toby Ziegler uses painting, sculpture and video work to interrogate the role of the artist in an era of image-saturation, and to meditate on themes of origins, trauma, and transformation through fire.
FABIEN GIRAUD AND RAPHAËL SIBONI – THE UNMANNED: PART TWO (THE EVERTED CAPITAL AND THE FORM OF NOT)
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018 to Mon 4th Feb 2019
An archaeology of our future devastation, told before it happens. Part Two of Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni’s epic project at Mona.
Read More about the exhibition on our website.
Effervescence Tasmania
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The "Effervescence Tasmania" Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world class sparkling wines emanating from the island state of Tasmania.
Described as one of the best sparkling wine festivals in the world, Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wine in Hobart 11th November and Launceston from 16-18 November 2018.
The sparkling producers featured at Effervescence Tasmania are by invitation only, ensuring that the highest quality sparkling wine is presented to guests. In its fourth year now, Effervescence Tasmania in 2017 attracted over 1200 wine enthusiasts over five days and sold out dinners and master classes presented some of the best sparkling wine to have ever been produced in Tasmania.
Spirit of Tasmania Cycling Tour
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Spirit of Tasmania Cycling Tour is a cycling race for Australia's top domestic cyclists, held across five gruelling days through some of the most picturesque countryside anywhere in the world.
This year will see the Tour once again based in Northern Tasmania, which will provide a great mix of spectacular views and tough hill climbs along with some potentially unpredictable weather. It's sure to be one of the absolute highlights of the 2018 Subaru National Road Series (NRS) and this year includes the very first women's tour.
The Spirit of Tasmania Cycling Tour is highly regarded as one of the pinnacle events in the NRS calendar and plays a key role in the development of future stars of Australian cycling. Past winners who have gone to compete at a professional international level are Richie Porte, Bernard Sulzberger and Cadel Evans.
Bicheno Food and Wine Festival
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Experience the best of East Coast foods, wines, beers and other beverages in a relaxed coastal atmosphere at the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival.
The festival is held at a wonderful venue overlooking the pristine waters of Waub's Bay, Bicheno and is the most popular event on the East Coast!
There’s a great all-day live music program and other attractions such as cooking classes by top chefs, a wine appreciation class and even a classic surfboard exhibition.
This year the Festival also has a range of other 'Signature Events' being held in and around Bicheno that will be taking place from Friday through to Sunday.

For more information on these events and the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival itself, as well as ticket sales, checkout the website.

Christmas in the City
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Christmas in the City is an annual Christmas event where Launceston comes together and the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Join the businesses in Central Launceston as they celebrate the launch of the festive season by lighting up the Christmas tree in the Brisbane St Mall.
When: Friday the 16th November, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Brisbane St Mall
- Late night shopping
- Free Children's activities
- Special appearance by Santa
- Christmas concert
- Food vendors in Charles Street
- The official lighting of the Christmas tree
This is a free family-friendly event, so rug up and see you there!
TSO Viva Violin! Hobart
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing.
Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.
JDRF One Walk Hobart
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
The world’s biggest type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event.
Each year, JDRF One Walks around the globe bring together around a million people to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our community.
Show the strength of your local #JDRFbluearmy by getting your family, friends and colleagues together for a great day.
You can make a powerful impact by joining the global leader in T1D research for a fun, FREE family day out with a shared goal.
So bring your picnic blanket and your walking shoes for a beautiful walk followed by lunch and kids activities.

The stars of the day are those living with T1D and we will be handing out orange caps to recognise and celebrate these champions.
Connect with others in your T1D community for a day to celebrate the funds you have raised to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes.
Walk with us, and help turn type one into type none.

Stuck On a Rock – Tasmanian Premiere
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Coming to Hobart is the Tasmanian premiere of 'Stuck on a Rock'. A new short documentary (32mins) by Melbourne filmmaker Asher Flatt, about adventuring into the unknown, extinction, conservation and our fragile connections with nature. This gripping story is centred on the Lord Howe Island phasmid (giant stick insect), a species that managed to cling onto existence in one of the most unlikely spots imaginable. It is told with creativity and humour by those whose passion and dedication have saved the species from extinction, including adventurer Dick Smith who climbed Ball’s Pyramid in 1964 with an intrepid band of scouts.
This free event is taking place at the CSIRO Auditorium on Castray Esplanade from 5:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. For more information (including the trailer) and to register for this exclusive event, go to Asher Flatt website.
Niche NW
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
After huge success the past two years, Tasmania’s favourite artisan market, Niche Market Bazaar, will be returning to the North West Coast on 17 November 2018!
Touch and feel the quality of our makers' work and enjoy the company of friends.
A great morning out, for a fabulous cause – Burnie’s Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre.
TSO Viva Violin! Launceston
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Violinist Ning Feng rises to the challenge of Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No 3, the most demanding – and astounding – of the composer’s violin concertos. Fauré’s Pavane evokes the serenity of an earlier time while the overture to Béatrice et Bénédict captures the quick-witted repartee of the quarrelsome lovers from Much Ado about Nothing.
Likewise jolly is Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, an essay in pure, unalloyed pleasure.
Longford Blooms Open Gardens
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
This weekend Longford's most beautiful gardens will be open to the public, flower show, rare plants stalls, succulents, art exhibitions and sales, craft, gin, quirky garden furniture, sculptures in iron and so much more.
Tickets $5 at the booth outside Longford Antiques, 1 William St on the day. There you will be given a wristband plus a map that shows the locations of all the gardens plus where to find the plant stalls, craft stalls, art exhibitions, flower show and where to eat. It will be a full day. Have fun. If you have any more questions please phone me on 0400 957 258
Don't miss out. Be early, Longford Blooms 17th and 18th of November.
Keep up to date with this event on their facebook page.
Veneno ft. C Major
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Veneno has been Australia’s leading Latino Fusion outfit since 1998. With a sound and musicianship like no other, this life-long brotherhood of Australian/Latino musicians push the boundaries with their infectious blend of Afro, Salsa, Reggae, Timba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip hop and Rock. 
Front man C Major (Carlos Velazquez) dominates the stage with charisma and flawless vocals, adding his own mix of RnB, Pop, Neo-Soul and authentic Latin Sonero traditions. C Major was seen on The Voice Australia and mentored by Latino Superstar Ricky Martin and Pop icon Will.I.Am.
Supporting Veneno is Hobart’s very own and much-loved Latin ensemble, Son Del Sur.
Festival of Roses
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Woolmers Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most
historically significant heritage properties in Australia.

Woolmers will be displaying over thousands of roses, Antique Fair, Art Exhibition together with showcasing local produce.

Over 80 stalls ranging from wine, food,
jewellery, art and crafts.

Special Guests are Ben Milbourne, Gardening Guru Angus Stewart and Henry &
Anna from Tasmanian Truffles.

There will be guided tours in the rose garden, kite flying, whip cracking, Thomas the Train and much more for family and children.

Exploring your Spirituality, hosted by the Hillwood Road Meditation Skills Centre
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
This workshop is a chance to refresh your spiritual side, whatever that means to you. We will sample some meditations which focus on spiritual qualities, and we will have time to get in touch with our current spiritual needs and aspirations. Let your inner voice have a day out!
Participants will need to book and prepay to be part of this special event.

Please RSVP directly to the email address provided or via their Facebook page if you would like to attend.
Full day workshop, 10am-5pm please contact us for further details and price.

JDRF One Walk Launceston
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The world’s biggest type 1 diabetes (T1D) fundraising event.
Each year, JDRF One Walks around the globe bring together around a million people to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our community.
Show the strength of your local #JDRFbluearmy by getting your family, friends and colleagues together for a great day. You can make a powerful impact by joining the global leader in T1D research for a fun, FREE family day out with a shared goal.
So bring your picnic blanket and your walking shoes for a beautiful walk followed by lunch and kids activities.

The stars of the day are those living with T1D and we will be handing out orange caps to recognise and celebrate these champions.
Connect with others in your T1D community for a day to celebrate the funds you have raised to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes.
Walk with us, and help turn type one into type none.

TSO The Nutcracker
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
As we head into the Christmas season, the TSO performs the suite from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, a compilation of choice bits from the full-length ballet, including the “Arabian Dance”, “Chinese Dance”, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Flowers”. Binding them together is a narrative thread presented by Christopher Lawrence.
In addition to music from The Nutcracker, the concert includes bubbly, Christmas themed works as well as popular singalong numbers!
Recommended for children aged 6 and above.
Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Fresh from sold out shows in the UK and across Australia, don't miss the 'Loosest Aussie Bloke' and 'Bogan Aussie Commentator' Alex Williamson's new live comedy show! The brilliantly twisted mind of Alex writes a hilarious live solo show every year—don't miss his latest new swathe of characters, songs and stand-up comedy. There's a reason Alex sells out everywhere he goes and has a whopping three million online followers, his live show is not to be missed!
Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Probably not, alas these are just some of the topical/fun themes touched upon in this one hour honesty session. If you're not an 85 year old church-goer, there'll be something in this show for you. But by all means come along if you are an 85-year old church goer, just flick your hearing aid off and laugh along in a haze of dementia.
Alex's twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity at times, before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair. But hey, at least it's entertaining.
'Crude, yet hilarious—it's unfiltered, politically incorrect and downright naughty!'
See Eventfinda for more information.
Bombino Australian Tour Hobart
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Following the release of his fourth consecutive number one album ‘Deran’ earlier this year, Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar who is currently on a massive European tour has announced Australia as his next tour destination. Bombino will bring his captivating band to Oz performing a set list of classic favourites alongside the all new Deran.
Born in the shade of an Acacia tree about 80 miles north-west of the ancient town of Agadez, Bombino has a deep connection to his home. While in recent years the rest of the world has largely written off Tuareg as a hot and savage Sahara wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil, Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’) from Deran, ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’. “We’re a people who wish for peace”.
Goaty Hill Wines Presents A Day At The Goat
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Goaty Hill Wines will present 'A Day At The Goat' on Easter Saturday the 24th November from 11am to 5pm.
'A Day At The Goat' is a live outdoor music event featuring local musicians in the beautiful surrounds of the Goaty Hill Vineyard at Kayena.
Local producers will be onsite offering a range of great food and coffee for purchase.Bring a picnic rug and outdoor chairs.
We hope you can join us for a wonderful day of great music, food and award winning wines.
This is free event to attend.
Farmgate Festival
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses.

Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more.

Drive together with friends to make a great day awesome. Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms.

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Fresh from sold out shows in the UK and across Australia, don't miss the 'Loosest Aussie Bloke' and 'Bogan Aussie Commentator' Alex Williamson's new live comedy show! The brilliantly twisted mind of Alex writes a hilarious live solo show every year—don't miss his latest new swathe of characters, songs and stand-up comedy. There's a reason Alex sells out everywhere he goes and has a whopping three million online followers, his live show is not to be missed!
Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Probably not, alas these are just some of the topical/fun themes touched upon in this one hour honesty session. If you're not an 85 year old church-goer, there'll be something in this show for you. But by all means come along if you are an 85-year old church goer, just flick your hearing aid off and laugh along in a haze of dementia.
Alex's twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity at times, before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair. But hey, at least it's entertaining.
'Crude, yet hilarious—it's unfiltered, politically incorrect and downright naughty!'
See Eventfinda for more information.
Derwent Regency Festival
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Derwent Regency Festival, held in Hobart presents two days of period delights over the weekend of 24/25 November
Commencing with the Grand Regency Ball and Period concert at the historic Hobart Town Hall. All Period Tasmania music performed by Van Diemen's Angels and introduced by dancing master, David Wanless. Please see our website for times and costs.
In addition, there is an option of joining an optional workshop at the same venue on Saturday afternoon featuring Mundy's Quadrille. Come along to dance, listen and watch. All dances taught and no prior dancing experience or partner required. All ages are welcome
The following day join the Regency House and Garden Party at Glen Derwent Estate. A day of Regency activities including fine food and tea to celebrate 200 years of glen Derwent, a beautiful convict-built mansion and estate overlooking the Derwent River. Your ticket includes a delicious period lunch, afternoon along with Regency music and activities. Heritage accommodation is available.
To find out more please visit our facebook page Dance Folk Tasmania or via the events page for the Hobart City Council.
Symphonic Sounds for Wind Band
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
University of Tasmania Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band present an evening concert of contemporary and highly regarded symphonic music. Composers include Bernstein, Copland, Nelhybel and Grainger.
Nov 24th 7.30pm at City Baptist Church in Frederick Street, Launceston (opposite Princes Square)
Tickets available at the door
Single $15, Concession $10, Family $40
A Touch of Thai: Thai Food & Culture Festival 2018
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
A Touch of Thai: Thai Food & Culture Festival 2018 - the very first Thai Food & Culture Festival in Northern Tasmania. The event features scrumptious Thai and Asian Food Stalls, Thai & Local Beers, non-alcoholic beverages, as well as Thai Drip Coffee and Teas. There will also be a cooking demonstration, performances, kids activities, head & shoulder massage, Asian grocery and produces, as well as Thai products and more!
Street Eats @ Franko
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Fri 26th Apr 2019
If it’s not produced in Tasmania, you won’t find it at Street Eats @ Franko!
Brought to you by the creators of Hobart’s much-loved Farm Gate Market, this hyperactive street food night market spreads itself across a beautiful inner-city park.
Offering funky stalls with street food menus starring our island’s rich and abundant food offerings, dishes can be perfectly paired with a Tasmanian craft beer, cider, local spirit or cold climate wine.
Picnic blankets are provided across sprawling lawns, so you can munch and muse to the rhythms of live music with an eclectic mix of musicians that are the cream of the crop.
39th FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019.

An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world.

Thundamentals - ‘I Love Songs’ Album Tour
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Following the release of lead single ‘I Miss You’, Thundamentals have announced their new album 'I Love Songs' will drop on September 21st, while offering us yet another track from the album, ‘All I See Is Music’. Pre-order the album from here and receive both ‘I Miss You’ and ‘All I See Is Music’ as instant gratifications tracks.
In more news, the hip-hop heavyweights have announced they will be taking their new album on the road for their I love songs Tour. The tour kicks off at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday November 10th wrapping up at Fremantle Arts in Fremantle on Saturday 8th December. They will be performing at The Goods Shed, Hobart whilst in Tasmania.
Fans of the group will be familiar with their frequent political commentary, but amongst an increasingly turbulent society, Thundamentals have decided to focus their album on what's been lost amongst the chaos: Love. As a result, I Love Songs is an intensely personal listen, focusing on love in its varying forms, and showing Thundamentals' undeniable writing ability in a more intimate light.
Demon Days – Uhhh, Is This A Vibe? Tour
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Oh wow another DD tour! After the killer 'Magic Eye' tour, we thought we'd do another lil' regio-national tour through November and December! Let's go! With special guests Lazer Baby is Isla Ka (solo).
Wilmot Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
The Wilmot Market is held from 9am-2pm on the first Saturday of every market season (1st Dec/2nd Mar/ 1st Jun / 7th Sep) at the Wilmot Town Hall, Main Road, Wilmot.
You will sample great tastes of the north west! Enjoy wines from local vineyards, olive oils, honey, sorbet, fresh fruits, berries, vegies, jams, breads, sauces, conserves, pastries, cakes and biscuits. Browse at the bric a brac, hand-made crafts, jewellery, pre-loved clothes, soaps, lotions, gadgets and gifts.
TSO Handel’s Messiah
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Messiah returns in 2018. Handel’s immortal oratorio has got it all – beautiful solos, stirring choruses and majestic orchestral writing. A staple of the Christmas season, Messiah offers hope, comfort and joy. Appearing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the first time is Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn. Book early for this seasonal favourite!
Bawdy Panto ~ Bumbelina
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
The annual Bawdy Pantomime is an eagerly anticipated theatrical event in Hobart that features local media and theatre personalities.

The Panto always takes a well-known fairy story and tends to destroy it with an overlay of social and political comment dripping with hilarity, silly songs and beautiful dancers.

This year 'Thumbelina' gets a bit of a makeover and re-emerges as 'Bumbelina'.

Not to be taken too seriously but a good fun night out!

Cookery Class - Summer on Fat Pig Farm
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
Join Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans for a cookery class in a school like no other.

All the bounty of Fat Pig Farm is destined for their oversize farmhouse kitchen. You can be a part of this, by joining them for one-off, hands-on workshops that celebrate the harvests, the seasons and, to finish, the lavish country hospitality Tasmania is renowned for at their long table feast.

Every week, every month, every crop is different from the last and you get to be an integral part of the harvesting and the cooking. Come and rejoice in the art of the handmade.

Come and share in their farm bounty as they take you through the garden and into the kitchen to cook the best of summer fare, followed by a feast of what you’ve prepared.

They’ll start with coffee, then head down to see what the garden has to offer. After filling their basket, and stopping to feed the pigs, it’ll be back to the kitchen to cook up a truly seasonal meal. At the end of the day they’ll sit down and share a late lunch; a farmhouse feast including the dishes you’ve created, alongside local wine and other farmey fare.
The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
To celebrate their third studio album 'Lo La Ru' (out now via Ivy League Records), Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December. The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional cities across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition.
2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date, releasing 'Lo La Ru' in June, emabarking on a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!nk on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand!
"Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks." - The Music
"Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded." - Sydney Morning Herald
"The Rubens Have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. the result? a well-constructed album, proving they truly can...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Niche Christmas Market - "Niche-mas"
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
10 years of Niche - a special two-day event!
A European style, artisan-made Christmas experience.

A gorgeous environment and personal shopping experience for those hard-to-buy for family and friends.
NICHE is one of Tasmania's most successful design and make enterprises, regularly attracting more than 5000 shoppers, where 20% of all takings go directly to children with developmental delays and disability who use St Giles services in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie.

The Rubens – Lo La Ru Album Tour
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
To celebrate their third studio album 'Lo La Ru' (out now via Ivy League Records), Menangle five-piece The Rubens will perform for audiences across the country this November and December. The tour will see the alt-rock favourites delight fans in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Melbourne as well as eight regional cities across Australia. They will be joined at all headline shows by special guest Little May with an additional opening support act in each state to be announced via a triple j unearthed competition.
2018 has proven to be The Rubens’ biggest year to date, releasing 'Lo La Ru' in June, emabarking on a mammoth worldwide headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and most recently supporting P!nk on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand!
"Full of fun, soul-injected rock tracks." - The Music
"Pleasantly melodic, often with a good sense of groove, and tastefully recorded." - Sydney Morning Herald
"The Rubens Have made a conscious effort to create something unique, beautiful, and different to what they’re used to. the result? a well-constructed album, proving they truly can...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sun 5th May 2019
Journey back 100 million years to a time when fearsome beasts stalked the earth!
This summer, TMAG’s galleries will be transformed into an amazing exhibition exploring the ancient world of the dinosaurs.
Get up close and personal with life-sized animatronic models, learn about the amazing creatures recently discovered in the icy Antarctic, and even uncover Tasmania’s fascinating dinosaur links.
How did dinosaurs evolve? What were their secrets of survival? And do they still exist today?
Admission
This is a fee-paying exhibition due to the significant costs involved in presenting such an ambitious program. We are delighted to welcome our visitors to this special event as part of the Royal Society of Tasmania's 175th anniversary.
Circular Head Agricultural Show
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
The Circular Head Show, held in Stanley provides the community with the district's major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show.
The Circular Head Agricultural Society would like to thank the judges, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who help to create this event each year.
The Circular Head Show is a smoke free event. This is a entertaining day for all the family.
Burlesque After Dark – The Last One for 2018
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
The final burlesque event for 2018! And we have a cracker in store for you (and not a rendition of Santa Baby in sight!). Join Tassie's favourite burlesque and cabaret artists on stage for one last time.
See nimble novices srut the stage against seasoned veterans. Whatever spice you like, Burlesque After Dark brings you taste sensation!
Doors open at 8pm. Show commences at 8:30pm.
Hobart Twilight Christmas Market 'Civic Square Launceston'
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
This is the inaugural pop-up Christmas market to be held at the newly renovated Civic Square, right in the heart of the city of Launceston!
Eats, drinks, design, music! Tasmania is renowned for its quality products and that’s what you’ll find at this market: a diverse range of food and locally-crafted small batch drinks alongside a myriad of design stalls. Add in live music from local talent and the scene is set for a wonderful Friday night! Engage with passionate stallholders, who’ll share their story with you. The market is dog and family friendly.
The Hobart Twilight Market operates a number of pop-up events throughout the year, check the notes/events section of the Facebook page for more details!
Back to The 90s – Ultimate End of Year Christmas Party
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The ultimate end of year Christmas party. We're taking it back to the 90s! You asked for it, so we're doing it!
After an overwhelming response to the now sold out Back to the 90's Party, we're now taking bookings for a Friday night party for the first time ever! The exact same deal, just on the night before-Friday the 14th December! Saturday 15th is completely full and sold out, all new bookings will be for the Friday night only.
We are taking you back to the 90’s with this year’s end of year celebration. You can expect classic hits from the Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, Oasis and of course the Spice Girls. All you have to do is turn up on the night and we will do the rest. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your team along to celebrate the end of the year with your favorite party people!
We will take care of all the arrangements from the delicious buffet dinner menu, house beverages, theming and live entertainment.
Dress Code: 90’s/Smart Casual
Santa's Funland
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Santa's Funland comes alive for two exciting days at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, packed with Christmas fun: enjoy the fun of unlimited rides suitable for all the family; walk through the magical winter forest in the falling snow; visit Frosty the Snowman at his winter playground; have your face-painted at the elves' workshop and watch our interactive stage performances with our cast of Christmas characters.
Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
We love Christmas! This year we are so excited to invite you to join us on Christmas Day with your family. Whether you are local or travelling from afar, we invite you to join us at the table as we celebrate. Chef Kelvin Bowers has worked really hard at creating the menu and our kid's playground, Kids Paradise is open for free for guests.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race that is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world.

The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart.
Each year thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties as they charge through Sydney Heads before turning south, knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties.
Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through.

Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics that has been thrilling Australian's since 1945, and the first to welcome the brave and weary competitors as they return to dry land at the Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock, December 27th - 31st.

The Taste of Tasmania
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018 to Thu 3rd Jan 2019
The Taste of Tasmania celebrates Tasmanian food, beverages, creative talent and our relaxed and family-friendly lifestyle.
Free to enter, the festival is held on Hobart's stunning waterfront, and showcases more than 70 specialty stallholders from all around the state, including local restaurateurs, regional and boutique producers.
A highlight is the Kids in the Park area on Parliament House Lawns, where free daily programs of sporting activities, art and craft, cooking classes, performances, and a nightly Twilight Cinema keep children of all ages busy.
An eclectic, Tasmanian-focused entertainment program includes the best of Tasmanian music, while the program also features free cooking demonstrations and ticketed Food Tours and Tasting Table sessions.
Falls Festival - The
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Falls Music and Arts Festival is a major Australian music festival recognised globally. It is an annual festival held in Marion Bay, Tasmania from 29th Dec to 1st Jan.
The Falls Music and Arts Festival is held on a beautiful farm in Tasmania overlooking the stunning Marion Bay and out over Maria Island, with the backdrop to the stage being the Tasman Sea!
Tickets entitle patrons to three nights of free camping on site and three glorious days and nights of entertainment on two stages. Acts include a diverse range of top bands, DJs and comedians.
The campgrounds are equally spectacular, surrounded by native forest and nearly every campsite has a sea view. The beach is just a short stroll away so you can sun bake or have a swim in between your favourite acts.
Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
See in the new year at Devonport's family friendly New Year's Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry.

It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.

Wind in the Willows
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Big Monkey Theatre Inc. summer family show at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has become an annual ‘must see’ for many Tasmanian families and tourists alike.

And this year’s show will be no different as Big Monkey presents the ever-popular and much-loved classic The Wind in the Willows.
Adapted and directed by Les Winspear, The Wind in the Willows tells a timeless story of friendship, loyalty and working together to win the day.
The Wind in the Willows is a fun-packed adventure, full of laughs, lunacy and lyrical songs all effectively staged against the splendid backdrop of the Botanical Gardens.
The Wind in the Willows will be performed in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens from Tuesday to Sunday during January 2019. So join Toad, Ratty, Otter, Mole and a few Wildwood Weasels for a fun time commencing Tuesday 1 January 2019 to Sunday 20 January 2019.

Show time Tuesday to Friday is 11am with two shows each Saturday at 2pm and 5pm and a Sunday show at 2pm.
Tickets are available from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens information booth, Theatre Royal, Centertainment or at the Garden’s main gate 30 minutes prior to each performance.

The Ship That Never Was - 25th Anniversary Performance
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
Australia's longest running play is turning 25!
On 5th January 2019, 'The Ship That Never Was' will be performing it's 25th anniversary performance at the Strahan Primary School, where it began it's long run on Tasmania's west coast.
Written and directed by Tasmanian playwright, Richard Davey, the play tells the story of 10 convict shipwrights, from the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement on Sarah Island, who stole the last ship built at the settlement and made their escape to Chile.
This fun, interactive, family entertainment is not to be missed! Come and join our celebrations on 5th January 2019!
Hobart International
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019
Hobart International will see some of the world's top female tennis players compete.
Tasmania's premier international women"s sporting event is about to get even bigger. The Hobart International annually attracts some of the best tennis talent in the world who flock to the Domain Tennis Centre to fine-tune their preparations for the Australian Open.
Many of the world's top women tennis players have played the Hobart International including Dinara Safina and Serena Williams, and Australian number one Sam Stosur.
If you want to sample the finest in women"s tennis action at Tasmania finest tennis venue then mark down Hobart International, this January ... Your ticket to the world.
At the same time you can take part in the Hobart Summer Festival events or head out to explore the island. January is a busy time in Tasmania so make sure you book ahead.
Cygnet Folk Festival
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
From the 12th - 14th of January 2019 the vibrant country town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival: Tasmania's leading celebration of folk and world music, dance, poetry, performance art, food and culture! In its 36th year, this iconic Festival is highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, and competition to perform at the festival is at an all time high among artists.
The incredible talent of local, interstate and international artists is celebrated over the January weekend and we are proud that so many amazing performers and festival-goers take part in what the Festival has to offer each year.
Set in the picturesque Huon Valley countryside, the Festival has the advantage of being less than an a one-hour drive away from cosmopolitan state capital Hobart and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

A rich cultural community event, the Festival provides entertainment to a wide audience of Festival attendees, making people smile, providing a springboard for young musicians, opportunities for local businesses to showcase the region's superb home grown produce and artisan skills, and the flowering of new friendships.

Les Misérables Tasmania
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The phenomenon returns this summer.
Fall under the spell of this epic tale of broken dreams, sacrifice and love once again, as ExitLeft Productions brings the legendary Les Miserables to the intimate 220 seat Playhouse Theatre in Hobart in January/February 2019.
Eighteen years ago ExitLeft’s landmark arena production of Les Misérables at the Derwent Entertainment Centre broke box office records. Become part of the story with this new production, with every seat offering a fantastic view you will truly feel like you have been transported into revolutionary France!
Join the revolution and sign up for the pre-sale now at Lesmistas.com. The seating is limited.

The experience is extraordinary.

Be swept away this January/February 2019.
ExitLeft Productions presents a new production of Boubil and Schonbergs, Les Miserables.
Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with Cameron Macintosh Limited.

Mona Foma
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Mona Foma is back and it’s bursting forth in Launceston, Tasmania. The Museum of Old and New Art’s summer festival is set to transform this delightful town in the north of the state into a garden of mortal delights and divine corruption, featuring: techno titans, indie rock darlings, Ethiopian jazz legends, monumental inflatable art, Polish punk fury, Swedish pop icons, psychedelic Saharan desert rock, and a mass onesie extravaganza. January 18 to 20, 2019. Tickets on sale from the website.
Featuring :
Courtney Barnett (AUS)
Mulatu Astatke (ETH)
Neneh Cherry (SWE)
Oneohtrix Point Never: Myriad (USA)
Satu Vänskä + the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (AUS)
Underworld (UK)
and many more.
Furneaux Islands Festival
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Furneaux Islands Festival is a lively three-day event celebrating the island lifestyle of the 'Furneaux Group' in Bass Strait.
The 2019 festival will again shine with the Acoustic Supper, the Festival Street Market in Whitemark, Veranda Music at the Furneaux Tavern, followed by the Festival Finale in the beautiful grounds of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Association park in Lady Barron.
The festival offers an alternative to other commemorations across the country for Australia Day. The community of the Furneaux Islands invites visitors to join with locals in this unique music, food and arts-based cultural festival.
Barnbougle Polo
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo.
Attracting Australia's best polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.
Henley-on-Mersey
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia's proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey.
Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy.
A major feature of our program are the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner.
There are quite some anxious moments when the ferret starts to emerge, the crowd roars with delight and the ferret promptly retreats back into the pipe. There are also the delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret 'chocolate wheel' in which visitors and participants can win great prizes.
Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day starts at 8.30am on the Bellerive Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast while entertained by some of Tasmania's finest musicians.
From 10:30am the Clarence City Band will light up the stage before the Clarence Australia Day Ambassador begins the formal proceedings.


The Mayor of Clarence will then preside over a Citizenship Ceremony and the Clarence Australia Day Awards.

Latrobe Lilium Show
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The 2017 Latrobe Lilium Show will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall.
Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 26th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 27th January.
Latrobe Lilium Show is the later of our two annual shows and features large and impressive Oriental Lilium Hybrids, along with a range of later Hybrid and Species Liliums. An amazing feast of colour and perfume!
This will be our 3rd annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show.
A well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected lilium seed.
Demonstrations are always available on a range of lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing, and floral art with lilies.
Morning and Afternoon Teas, as well as Light Lunches are available at a modest cost.
Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge.
A Day on the Beach
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Family fun day featuring children's entertainment, live music, ocean swim, sand sculpture competition, inflatable race, food stalls, hurdy gurdy, giant inflatable slide, tug-o-war, 7HOFM live broadcast, beach volleyball, gaelic football, Aussie rules handballing, treasure hunt, balloon twisting and much, much more.
The Goods
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Following from the awesome event in 2018, The Goods is back on Saturday January 26th in the new location of Hobart City Hall.
SAFIA, Client Liaison, E^ST, and Bootleg Rascal will be bringing the party, joined by local acts Chase City, Robotikus, and Session B.
The good times will flow onto the street outside with outdoor entertainment, food trucks and drink vendors so patrons can enjoy all the glorious summer vibes.
Doors will open at 2:30pm with the acts kicking off at 3:00pm and going late into the night.
This is a strictly 18+ event.
Festivale
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Held annually on the first weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park. Festivale is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. More than 75 stalls offer patrons the opportunity to taste and savour highly renowned Tasmanian gourmet food, wine, beer, cider and spirits amid all the colour and fun of family entertainment dance, music and street theatre - provided by both local and interstate artists.
Festival of King Island
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island's picturesque harbour the Festival of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent such as Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Benny Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Spindrift Saga, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia's friendliest bunch of folks.
Add into the mix the island's great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of the festival weekend.
If that doesn't convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival. There is also a raft race full of un-seaworthy vessels that rarely make it back to dry land, as well as a pie-eating competition not for the faint-hearted. Its all great fun, family-friendly, casual and relaxed.
TAS ObstaSplash - Fully Inflatable Obstacle Course
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
ObstaSplash is a fully inflatable Obstacle Course / fun park for adults with a mixture of wet and dry inflatable challenges. Spread over flat grassland you and your mates will slip, slide, stack and bounce your way around crazy inflatables such as "ObstaScream" ObstaFun-House and the nations favourite and biggest "ObstaBlue-Balls" This event is not to be missed. (min age 13+)
ObstaSplash is proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.
ObstaSplash – Inflatable Obstacle Course
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
ObstaSplash is a fully inflatable Obstacle Course/fun park for adults. Spread over grass parkland, you and your mates will slip, slide, stack and bounce your way around crazy inflatables such as "ObstaScream" ObstaFun-House and the nations favourite and biggest "ObstaBlue-Balls" On for one weekend only @ Tynwald Park New Norfolk, this event is not to be missed. (Min. age 13+).
Huon Aquaculture Wheels in the Park Car and Bike Show
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Geeveston’s 7th annual “Huon Aquaculture Wheels in the Park” Car and Bike Show is fast becoming one of the leading car events in Tasmania, with over 200 fine examples of vehicles on display and vying for over a dozen trophies.
Held in leafy Heritage Park, in the charming hamlet of Geeveston, this event draws entrants and visitors from around the state, who enjoy the pleasant and easy drive through the scenic Huon Valley.

Cafes, craft, and gift stores are in walking distance from the event, so it's a great opportunity to visit one of Tasmania's most appealing southern townships.
Held on Sunday, 3 February 2019, the entry is by gold coin donation. Car and Bikes can arrive from 8:30 am to be in position when judging begins at 11:00 am, while the public is encouraged to come from 11:00 am once all the vehicles are in place. No registration is required.

Party in the Paddock
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Tassie’s biggest little festival is back after a ridiculously massive fifth birthday celebration in 2017! With a growing reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in Australian music to the little island; the sixth edition of Party in the Paddock is set to take it up another notch. This year the festival has officially landed their first international headliner and added a whole other night to the festival but there’s still more surprises to come. With it’s biggest line-up to date, from all corners of the country, we can’t wait to see this ecstatic party army back together again!
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Mon 11th Feb 2019
Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront.
This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend.
The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!
Targa North West
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Targa North West promises plenty of excitement for competitors.

The opening round of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, Targa North West is doubled in days and length to ensure the event is worthy of Championship status.

The new revised event will see 170 kilometres of competitive distance, over 11 stages with many of these, being more than 20 kilometres long.
This event is designed to give competitors a taste of Targa Tasmania. It’s a stepping-stone to bigger things. It has a great local feel where all competitors are based in the one location and is a great weekend for the whole family.
Clarence Jazz Festival
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Clarence Jazz Festival, on Hobart’s eastern shore, is a celebration of live music at waterfront locations taking in stunning views of Mount Wellington/kunanyi, beaches and vineyards.
It brings local and interstate artists to play in stunning locations right when the golden days of Tasmania’s mild summer are at their zenith.
King Island Long Table Festival
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
This is a three- day event that showcases what King Island has to offer from paddock to plate. Including, farm tours, kitchen sessions and a four- hour long lunch. An extremely popular event for food lovers of beef, game meats, cheese, seafood and local fruit and vegetables.
Everything is gathered and you get to meet with the growers and then help along with the chefs, before enjoying a long, lazy lunch.
Many activities are included in a rare opportunity to see 'behind the scenes' of life on King Island. Definitely worth the trip.
We hope you will join us this year and enjoy the wonderful friendship, hospitality and food King Island has to offer.
Spectacular Millinery Show and Launceston Cup Barrier Draw
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Spectacular Millinery Show and Sky Racing Launceston Cup Barrier Draw, Friday night February 22, 2019.
Colours function room, Level 1, Grandstand starting at 7pm.
Cocktail Dress - Come along for a hat fabulous time, enjoy a mingle, free hot and cold finger food, a drink on arrival and spectacular Millinery Show.

Witness the barrier drawing of the Launceston Cup field. This is a free event for all the community.

Bookings are essential by Friday February 15 for catering purposes.

Phone the Tasmanian Turf Club to book.

Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The wheels of time turn back 100 years as the historic village of Evandale plays host to The Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships.
The Evandale Village Fair is held annually and features a full program of Penny Farthing racing including the National Penny Farthing Championship.
Penny farthing enthusiasts converge on Evandale from throughout Australia and overseas to vie for a series of races, held on a triangular circuit in the centre of the village. Market stalls and a variety of entertainments are situated in the streets and parks surrounding the race circuit, creating the ambience of a colonial country fair.
The event includes the Penny Farthing Food Fest in Pioneer Park, a wide variety of stalls offering craft, bric-a-brac and cycling memorabilia, street entertainers, clowns, music, displays of veteran and vintage cars, traction engines and horses and carriages. plus pony rides for the children and puppet shows.
Ghost Rock Concert in the Vines 2019
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Ghost Rock's Concert in the Vines is an outdoor music event featuring well known headline acts and talented local support acts, playing among the vines in the scenic surroundings of Ghost Rock.

The line up for Saturday 23rd February 2019 will be announced in early September. The event is set to be one of the biggest yet!
The event offers premium and general admission tickets with food and wine available for purchase. Ghost Rock's Concert in the Vines has become a popular annual fixture on the calendar for Tasmania's North West Coast and see's over 1800 people attend, from near and far.
Check out Ghost Rock's website for further information on the event.

Galloping Gourmet Tour
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Let your taste buds travel on the Galloping Gourmet Coach Tour and follow the trail to the town of murals, Sheffield.

Here you will enjoy morning tea at Fudge 'n' Good Coffee.

Enjoy a taste of European elegance and experience the taste of real homemade fudge, handmade especially for you! and delicious coffee.

Watch the succulent fudge being made, as well as sampling a wide range of fudge flavours.

Then continue onto the Alpine Plateau to the gates of Cradle Mountain, Lake St Claire National Park to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cradle Mountain Hotel.

You will immediately relax when you walk into the Altitude Restaurant with its cosy fires, forest views and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy fresh local produce on platters accompanied by a wine list containing a range of Tasmanian wines that may be purchased.

You'll then continue home stopping in historic Latrobe, time permitting you can have a little free time where you can wander around the picturesque town, have a little retail therapy or visit the amazing Reliquaire Gift Shop or enjoy afternoon tea, the choice is yours! You will then travel back to Launceston via the scenic Bass Highway.

Clarendon Road Race
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Road Race is held over 30km. Starting from Evandale the race heads south through Nile before turning back to the finish at historic Clarendon Homestead. The fastest riders take just over an hour to complete the course, with many riders opting for the more leisurely social ride from Evandale directly to Clarendon.
Rodriguez Headline Show
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019
Acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez returns to Australia next February and March! The legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of six massive headline shows plus three very special A Day On The Green events. Apart from these, he will also be heading to New Zealand for a show in Auckland.
Australia and New Zealand audiences hold a very special place in my heart so I can’t wait to return down under in 2019." - Rodriguez
Joining Rodriguez on all headline shows (excluding Darwin, Auckland and all A Day On The Green shows) will be one of Australia’s finest voices, Sydney-based and 3x ARIA Award winning, Sarah Blasko.

Joining the bill in Darwin will be soul singer Caiti Baker, an A.B. Original collaborator and one half of electro-soul duo Sietta. A Day On The Green special guests include Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers & Alice Skye. Local legends Dave Dobbyn, The Topp Twins and The Eastern will open the Auckland show.
Rodriguez has had strong ties to Australia and New Zealand ever...
See Eventfinda website for more information.

Sky Racing Launceston Cup
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
The Sky Racing Launceston Cup is Tasmania's premier sporting and social event, an exciting fun filled community and corporate event that places Launceston firmly on the spotlight on a State, National and International stage.

The first running of the Launceston Cup dates back to 1865.


People come together to enjoy not only the social aspect of the day but also fine food, wines, extravagant fashions and great entertainment and exciting racing.

The Launceston Cup is acknowledged as being one of the best regional cup meetings in Australia because of the significant attendance and the professional manner in which the event is promoted and managed.

Some of Australia's greatest horses, trainers and jockeys attend the Launceston Cup and the meeting is highly prized within the local and mainland industries.

Sky Racing Launceston Cup Corporate Marquee
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
A day of pure indulgence, be wined, dined and entertained in the JANSZ Corporate Marquee on Sky Racing Launceston Cup day, Wednesday 27 February 2019.


Feel a part of the action and the thrill of horses thundering past the enclosure within touching distance.

Expect a mouthwatering three course luncheon including cold entree, hot carvery, cold meats, seafood platters and Tasmanian cheese and fruit platters, beverages including quality bottled wines, premium beers, basic spirits, soft drinks and juices plus live entertainment with the Tassie Tenor and guest racing personalities.

Hamilton Agricultural Show
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Hamilton Agricultural Show - a country show with camp drafting, shearing competition, show jumping, dressage, wool and stud beef exhibition.
The day will also include a prime lamb competition, home industries and animal nursery.
There will be plenty of food available including a barbecue, afternoon and morning teas, food vans, ice-cream, game meats and oriental food. The Central Highlands Poetry Competition will take place as well as a number of displays and sideshows will also be happening on the day.
A great day out for the entire family at the Hamilton Agricultural Show!
Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
101 km adventure Run in North West Tasmania.
Starting in Stanley at the base of the iconic Nut. Competitors scale up the nut , complete a 2 kilometre loop around the top before descending down and heading off to the finishing line in Wynyard.
You will encounter water crossing , steep rocky terrain , white sandy beaches , single trail , forestry trails , private farming land only accessible on race day and stunning views.


Gone Nuts also offers a 50 kilometre race starting at Rocky Cape and a 25 kilometre race starting at Boat Harbour.
Race day is on 2 March 2019 and entries open on 12 August 2018.
Get your entry in and go nuts!!!

Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze is an agri-tourism event that is held on our Tasmanian family farm each year. Attracting around 5,000 visitors annually, the Crop Maze is a fantastic day out for visitors to explore our bespoke Crop Maze - the only one in Australia - and visit our beautiful farm! The Crop Maze is open during to the public every March.
To develop the Crop Maze owners, Rowan and Anna Clark, work with international UK Maze specialists, Mazescape, each year to develop a new maze design to fit with a particular theme they have chosen. Rowan then 'cuts' the Maze into his five hectare maize crop, and customised games are developed for visitors to play within the Maze.
The Maze is open to the public to explore for a limited time (five weekends in March), before the crop is harvested. In addition to the Maze, there are other farm attractions in the maze courtyard for families to enjoy, such as hay bale structures for children to climb and vegetables to pick.
Gourmet food sourced from the farm is also on offer to visitors.
Estia Greek Street Festival Sunday 3 March 2019 11am - 5pm
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The 26th Estia Greek Street Festival is an iconic street festival it aspires to celebrate and share the Greek culture, traditions and heritage with the wider Tasmanian community through its music, dance, arts and crafts, fine cuisine and wine.
Our most popular food stalls will be back, arousing your tastebuds with the tantalising aroma of char-grilled octopus and lamb on the spit along with our mouth watering Tasmanian seafood, delicious dips, Greek salad, moussaka and spinach pies just to name a few.
We will be entertained by our talented Greek Dance Troupe dressed in national costume that will put on a display of traditional Greek dances and the Shotokan Karate Club will be demonstrating their skills.

There will be live music and plenty of opportunity to join in the Greek dancing.

There will be plenty of amusements and activities to keep your children entertained.

Rathmore Ramble revival and authenticity in the Upper Derwent Valley
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Be empowered, engaged and excited to move away from rampant commercialism, putting texture and vitality into your world at the Rathmore Ramble with WOOL.
Get caught up in country ambience and have a sense of place emerge at Rathmore in the stunning Upper Derwent Valley, as you commune with platypus in the Dew Rivulet, try your hand at trout fishing, talk with the animals or watch sheep shearing in Rathmore heritage listed shearing shed.
Natural fibre champion Jane Milburn will inspire you to rethink clothing culture and treasure natural Central Highlands and Derwent Valley Tasmanian wool.

Up-cycling, patching and visible mending is trending with revival not waste.

“Living lightly” is the important message.
Wool eco-dying textile artist Linda Chee of Geckostrands will present her world acclaimed process using distinctive Australia Eucalyptus. The alchemy of her brewing pot allows the serendipity of her process.
Buildings on Rathmore settled in 1828 have been revived for authentic heritage and rustic chic accommodation. Book early if you would like to stay.
Grass-fed Rathmore bred lamb off-the-spit, campfire-roasted Derwent Valley vegetables & breads, scrumptious “country canapes,” desserts, local wines, ciders, cordials and MORE will be available. Some tastings are included in your entry ticket.

Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Burnie
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.
The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events on offer around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.
SteamFest 2019
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities.

In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the little ones and the not so young!

SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear and vintage cars.

Kids versus Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!

Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.
A Taste of the Huon
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.
This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the 'Apple Isle', cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival.
Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied.
This Festival is one of the most popular regional events in Tasmania. The Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania are now being recognized as one of Tasmania’s leading tourist destinations.
Tasmania’s renowned Huon Trail winds through this region and as such it has become synonymous with fine food and wines which can be found in the abundant cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms that are scattered amongst the rolling hills and along the stunning Huon River.
Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Launceston
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.
The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Love is in the Air!
Enter the intoxicating world of Strictly Ballroom - The Musical with the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.
When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.
Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s beloved and award-winning film, Strictly Ballroom has been transformed into a glorious stage musical. Combining the story’s heart, comedy and drama with white-hot dance, eye-popping sets and costumes and classic chart hits including Time After Time, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Love is in the Air, this unforgettable production will make your heart soar and your feet want to dance!
Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Hobart
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.


The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events on offer around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.

Weekend Retreat - Coming Home to your Body Retreat. Highfield Site, Stanley
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The Path of Awakening Weekend Retreat will take place on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th at Highfield Historic Site, in Stanley, Tasmania.
This retreat provides an opportunity for those new to meditation to learn a valuable but gentle introduction to insight meditation and the Dharma teachings in a welcoming, supportive environment.
Those meditators with an established practice can look more deeply into the meditative process itself and bring more ease and acceptance into their sittings.
Insight meditation retreats give us the opportunity to see clearly the reactions and distortions that arise in our daily life and to cultivate an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment.
Three presenters will combine movement, mindfulness, meditation and more to guide you through that which you are ready to release, and that which you wish to cultivate that's inline with your hearts deepest aspiration. It is a time to nourish your body, mind and heart and to cultivate a sense of peace and stillness.
2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase.

Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale.

Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning.

Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend.

Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free.

9am - 4pm both days.

Cradle Mountain Film Festival
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
The Cradle Mountain Film Festival screens the best adventure films from Tasmania and across the globe on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The weekend program includes the Tasmanian exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition showcasing the many moods and adventures to be had on our little island in one year, kids' film events, filmmaker's workshops and Q & A sessions, the Mountain Huts Film Trail: a self-guided walking program of screenings in the mountain huts around Cradle Mountain, and outdoor adventure activities including canyoning, wilderness yoga, cold water therapy and the Dove Lake Classic trail run.
Join the local wildlife and people for some mountain culture and experience adventures in film at the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park.
Get in early as venue spaces are limited, making for an intimate and exclusive experience. Seriously beautiful, boutique and adventurous!
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 
Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
To learn more visit our website.
Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.
Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
Find out more at the website.
Shimano Enduro Tasmania (Enduro World Series Rnd 2)
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
The Enduro World Series, the leading race series for Enduro mountain biking, is returning to Derby in northeast Tasmania. The exciting Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails will host round 2 of the 2019 series, and will be called Shimano Enduro Tasmania.
The Blue Derby trail network will be getting some new trails specifically for the event, and this is on top of the 85km of trails already on offer; the area has become a massive drawcard for bike riders from all over Australia following the success of Australia's inaugural EWS in 2017.
Riders will get to experience everything from fern forests to granite slabs as they take in the stunning views on offer.
Enduro Mountain Biking is an exciting format of racing, where riders compete against the clock on timed downhill runs throughout the day, traversing by bike from stage to stage.
Sunday sees the EWS action over seven stages. During the race there will be a race village with local food and drink. Spectators are encouraged to line the track to cheer on the worlds best riders. Stick around for the after party in the event village.
Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The inaugural Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival is set to take place on the weekend of the 14th of April, 2018.

A star lineup featuring some of Australia's greatest chefs, the festival will centre around a special long lunch that will celebrate the island's beautiful produce.

The team will spend five days exploring, diving and foraging ahead of the lunch to bring together an experience that is truly unique.

Ghost Rock Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Every year on Easter Saturday, the Arnold family share their family tradition with the local community, and hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic.

Now in its fourth year, its a huge success with over 800 people attending.
Families are encouraged to bring along a family picnic and relax on the lawns, whilst enjoying live music, kids entertainment and lots of fun-filled activities.

Children aged 1-12 can participate in an age-based egg hunt throughout the day and have a cuddle or photo with Easter Bunny.
Tickets are sold through Ghost Rock's Cellar Door or website and usually released in early March.

Tickets are hot property, and the event sells out every year.

International Mural Fest
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Be captivated by this truly unique art competition that is held annually in Sheffield - the 'Town of Murals', in Tasmania, Australia, commencing Easter Sunday every year. Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.
Each year, nine artists compete in a public 'paint off' from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a mural, using the same poem as their mural's central theme and inspiration.
The competition is conducted in Mural Park - Sheffield's very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain touring region.
Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!
The Redwater Creek Railway steam train will be running during this time. Check the website for details.
Convicts and Wenches Beach Run
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
A running event commemorating our convict heritage. Contestants are encouraged to wear fancy dress and to participate in the Woolmers Estate fancy dress competition. Surplus proceeds go to Wombat Rescue Tasmania.
Targa Tasmania
Date Mon 29th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
It's the thrill of exotic fast cars competing under the toughest conditions.
Over six days of Targa Tasmania, the world's best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island's toughest roads. They travel more than 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) to challenge the best in their category.

Each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes.

It's your chance to get close to the best from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lotus, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Toyota.
You name it and you can see it at Targa Tasmania.

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 1 - 4 May 2019 Hobart Tasmania
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
The Australian Ceramics Triennale is Australia's premier national gathering bringing ceramic artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice.

This is the first time in its 45 year history that the Triennale will be held in Tasmania.
For the first four days of May 2019, Hobart's waterfront arts precinct will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners who will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place. A host of extra-curricular activities including film screenings, philosophy cafe, performative acts, fire sculptures and food events will draw upon and mingle with Tasmania's vibrant art and food culture.

A key feature of the Tasmanian Triennale is the engagement with the community through exhibitions, demonstrations and market style sales. Satellite events around the state both before and after the conference including workshops, master classes, kiln firings, studio visits and exhibitions will allow for ongoing dialogues and the expansion of skills and ideas whilst providing opportunity for further exploration of Tasmania's stunning natural environment.

Agfest
Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
A great way to spend a day, this event needs to be experienced, with everything for the farm and the home from machinery to jewellery.
Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia.
Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 60,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days.
Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and livestock.
There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors.
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival brings great stories and people together. The curators have searched the world for stories that intrigue, inspire and invite conversation.
BOFA is about ideas and change, screening films that question today’s world and how we, its citizens, choose to live in it.
BOFA is about community. A Day on the Kingsway and the inspiring Action Sessions bring the community together to eat, drink, talk and enjoy.

BOFA is about personal challenge. We’ve gathered stories of the ways we test ourselves in life, in love and in the wild.
BOFA is serious about having fun. Join us at the Village Cinemas, in the heart of Launceston. The red carpet will be laid out, partake in parties every night and movies screened in comfortable theatres with the highest quality projection.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Fri 17th May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Launceston for 1 huge night.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
Lumen Festival
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Lumen Festival: a measure of light; a synthesis of the ancient and the contemporary; a Tasmanian story relevant to us all.
Rock paintings have survived for thousands of years to tell stories through a language of physical representation and natural metaphor. Lumen Festival will meld this ancient tradition and modern animating techniques with pioneering laser technology to bring to life imagery across the rock face of Mt Roland.
Using a timeline of millions of years, we will take you on a journey, as if you were being told a dreaming yarn of the land, on how each event affects the present and the future, and how everyone’s story, from the most personal to the most public are woven together to make one shared reality.
At the same time an original soundtrack, by composer Dean Stevenson, will be broadcast on FM radio. This composition will weave together orchestral and Indigenous musical traditions to create a soaring soundtrack that is at once local and universal.
Lilium Bulb Sale
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Our 2019 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June.
Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants.
Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in short supply.
Best bulbs always sell quickly – be early!
The emphasis is on easily-grown, garden lilies although there are also rare species liliums for the collector and many different Lilium Hybrids. This includes many of the great new Tasmanian-bred hybrids.
Asiatics, Martagons, Trumpet/Aurelians, Orientals, OTs and more – all at reasonable prices.
Most of our experienced growers have their own tables and are available to give personal advice on their lilies.
Our 2018 Lilium Bulb Sale was again, very successful. These events just keep on getting better every year. Buyers travel from far and wide to attend this event.
Thanks to all those who supported us and good luck with your lilies!
Tasmanian Running Festival
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The 2018 Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the Launceston 10k, a 5k, and the popular kids 2k.
This year’s race will start and finish on Cameron St in Launceston. The iconic, City Park, city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live stage entertainment and more, on the Saturday.
Dark Mofo
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Dark Mofo, Mona's winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions,darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.
Dark Mofo 2019 runs 14-23 June across Hobart, with a prelude weekend from 7-9 June on the wild island state of Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city, including the historic Odeon Theatre, and the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Federation Concert Hall.
It is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.
Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Britain’s biggest selling comedian Michael McIntyre has sold out his Australian tour in record time and due to popular demand is adding a show in Hobart.
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to audiences across the world including Australia after a sell-out tour in 2016. In the UK, Michael has sold more than 1.5 million tickets, including a record-breaking 28 performances at London’s 16,000 capacity 02 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue in 2015, alongside musical talents Prince, Take That and One Direction.
Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai and he holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway.
“The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious.” - The Telegraph.
Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Christmas in July 2019 will be back, keep your eye peeled for dates which will be coming soon.

Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following.

We will be offer winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit. Some of these Christmas treats are:
hand crafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas cocktails
Make sure you leave lots of room for the Christmas in July buffet!
Clinton Hutton will play all the favourite covers in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from Santa for the kiddies might just be the perfect way to finish off the evening

TASTROFEST - Tasmania's Astronomy Festival
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
2019- Moon Landing Special. Tasmania's premier Astronomy festival is the largest of its kind in the country.

Held on the first weekend of August each year, it is the kick-off event for what is more like National Science ‘Month’ than a week.

The festival is designed to give all ages and levels of interest something to experience when it comes to our night sky.

We spend 50% of our lives under the stars and this three day event is situated perfectly in Ulverstone to capture a great view of the night sky and potential auroras.
Beginner and advanced lectures and workshops on how to use different telescopes, classes in taking aurora photos and special international guests are all fixtures of this festival.

Come and view our astrophotography and aurora gallery, experience Virtual Reality, pose with working droids and dress up in cosplay to really get involved.

See stunning Hubble images, live feed from ISS, night sky viewing and so much more.

There is even a dedicated schools program aimed at teaching our students what to look for at the night.

Schools can send an EOI at anytime for when the program is released. The main program is generally released May/June.

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.
It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter.

Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.
Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

Junction Arts Festival
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Now in its ninth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists.
Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award-winning wines. Junction's Little Devil features children’s shows and award-winning cabaret.
Great Eastern Wine Weekend
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Position yourself by the coast this 6-8 September for a Great Eastern Wine Weekend rumored to be the greatest yet. Celebrating the region’s finest food and wine, the weekend will feature your favorite signature events, plus new bespoke events including long brunches, private vineyard tours, vertical tastings, yoga and a cooking class honouring springs arrival in the tradition of pagan Ostara Festival.
Freycinet Lodge are offering a Great Eastern Wine Weekend package which includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast daily and reservations for two at the signature event for the weekend - The Great Eastern Wine and Dine Dinner held at Freycinet Lodge Saturday 7 September 2019.
Australian Conference for Neurodevelomental Disorders
Date Thu 19th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
The Australian Conference for Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ACND2019) will be held from September 19th – 21st 2019. The conference will take place at the Launceston Conference Centre located at Door Of Hope in Launceston, Tasmania. This is an opportunity to create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary community that is networked globally delivering applications of research to develop excellence in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
With over 400 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to expand your networks and join the rich dialogue between a mix of professionals from a wide range of disciplines, those experiencing Neurodevelopmental Disorders and researchers, established and upcoming.