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Embracing Tasmania's Winter Wonderland: 7 Enchanting Snowy Escapes

In the heart of winter, when Tasmania dons its snowy cloak, a whole new world emerges, waiting to be explored. While many flock to Tasmania's shores in the summer months, those who dare to venture in the colder seasons are rewarded with a magical landscape blanketed in snow. So, if you're wondering where to find Tasmania's winter wonderland, look no further. Here are the seven best places to witness the enchanting beauty of snow in Tasmania.


Kangaroos under the snow in Tasmania
Credit: Bernadette Camus

Driving in the Tasmanian snow


Amidst the allure of Tasmania's snowy landscapes, it's crucial to prioritize safety, especially when navigating the winding roads of winter. Before embarking on your snow-filled adventure, ensure your vehicle is equipped for the conditions, including carrying snow chains if necessary. Take heed of weather forecasts and road conditions, and drive cautiously, particularly on icy or snow-covered roads. Remember, it's always better to err on the side of caution and adjust your plans accordingly if conditions become challenging. By embracing a mindset of safety first, you can fully immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of Tasmania while ensuring a journey that's as magical as it is safe.


Tasmanian road under the snow
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Are Tasvanlife vans equipped for the snow?


All our vans are equipped with recent all season tyres, however you might need to rent snow chains for some areas. Please check with us beforehand as some places are just not reachable with some of our vans. If you intend to drive inland during the winter season, we would recommend you look at our 4WD options.


The 7 Enchanting Snowy Tasmanian Escapes


Mt Wellington (Kunanyi)

mt wellington unde the snow in hobart, tasmania
Credit: Luke Tscharke

Standing tall as a sentinel over Hobart, Mt Wellington beckons adventurers with its snowy peaks and panoramic views. Just a short drive from the city, this majestic mountain offers a playground for snow enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you choose to admire the snow-capped landscape from the summit or venture into the enchanted forest trails below, Mt Wellington promises an unforgettable winter experience (all vehicles can access whilst road is open).


Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain under the snow
Credit: Luke Tscharke

Nestled in the heart of Tasmania's wilderness, Cradle Mountain is a snow lover's paradise. With its iconic peaks and tranquil lakes, this UNESCO World Heritage site transforms into a winter wonderland when the snow descends. Whether you're embarking on a scenic hike or simply soaking in the alpine views, Cradle Mountain promises moments of pure magic amidst the snow-covered landscape (all vehicles can access whilst road is open).


Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond unde the snow
Credit: Thomas Carpenter

For those seeking adventure amidst towering cliffs and sweeping vistas, Ben Lomond National Park awaits. Home to Tasmania's premier ski fields, this rugged terrain offers thrills for snow sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you're conquering the slopes or marveling at the snow-dusted landscape from Jacob's Ladder, Ben Lomond promises an unforgettable winter escape (please note that no Tasvanlife campervans are allowed there between June - August).



Mt Field under the snow
Credit: Tourism Australia

Mt Field National Park (Mt Mawson Ski Field)



Hidden within the pristine wilderness of Mt Field National Park lies a winter playground waiting to be discovered. From the glistening shores of Lake Dobson to the exhilarating ski fields of Mt Mawson, this alpine wonderland offers endless opportunities for snow-filled adventures.



Whether you're embarking on a scenic snowshoeing expedition or testing your skills on the slopes, Mt Field promises an unforgettable winter getaway (please note that you will need a 4WD vehicle to access this area all year round).




Hartz Mountains National Park (Hartz Peak)

Hartz Peak under the snow
Credit: Jason Charles Hill

Tucked away in the scenic Huon Valley, Hartz Mountains National Park offers a serene escape amidst snow-capped peaks and ancient forests. Whether you're exploring the tranquil shores of Lake Osborne or summiting Hartz Peak for breathtaking views, this hidden gem promises a winter adventure like no other (please note that you will need a 4WD vehicle to access this area all year round).


Central Highlands

Central Highlands in winter under the snow in Tasmania
Credit: Luke Tscharke

In Tasmania's Central Highlands, a winter wonderland awaits around every corner. From the picturesque lakes of Miena to the snow-dusted landscapes of Liawenee, this pristine wilderness offers a scenic backdrop for snow-filled adventures. Whether you're embarking on a scenic drive or casting a line in icy waters, the Central Highlands promise moments of tranquility amidst the snowy landscape. (please note that no Tasvanlife campervans are allowed there between June - August).


The Overland Track

The overland Track tasmania in winter
Credit: Luke Tscharke

For the ultimate winter adventure, look no further than the iconic Overland Track. Stretching over 60 kilometers through Tasmania's wilderness, this legendary trail promises an unforgettable journey through snow-covered valleys and ancient forests. Whether you're tackling the entire route or embarking on a day hike, the Overland Track offers a true wilderness experience amidst Tasmania's winter wonderland.


As winter casts its spell over Tasmania, our island transforms into a snowy paradise waiting to be explored. From towering mountains to tranquil valleys, each snow-covered landscape offers its own unique charm and adventure. So, embrace the chill in the air and embark on a journey through Tasmania's winter wonderland – where every snowflake promises a moment of magic and discovery.

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