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    Posted by Jeff McNamara June 13, 2013 - 869 views - 0 comments - 1 like - #tasmania  #adventure  #things to do and see 

    Visiting Tasmania in Winter time, although temperatures are low, you'll still have the opportunity to see some breathtaking views.

     

    Winter chills getting to you? Well, that doesn't mean the fun has to stop.

     

    Tasmania in Winter is a stunning sight to see and the regular visitation of snow on Mt Wellington in Hobart is always a delight.

     

     

    Mount Wellington offers lots of nice walking tracks and a few fire trails.  After the snow on Mount Wellington, you could normally drive as far up as the springs which is approximately 600metres above sea level, but if the mountain has any major amount of snow, the gates will normally be closed across the road at the springs. 

     

     

    If you’d rather stroll than ski, Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park are the places for you. The famous Overland Track can be a little dangerous in winter, but many shorter walks will let you safely enjoy the scenery.

     

    Freycinet National Park is a perfect place to visit in winter. The cold season is ideal for bushwalking the scenic coastline. Climb across the pink Hazards, past sea birds, Tasmanian wildflowers and detailed rock pools. From the top, look out over the picturesque curves of Wineglass Bay. At night, sit  next to a fire or wrap yourself in a blanket under a sky ablaze with stars.

     

     

    If you want to try something really special which requires a little bit of patience…

    Try to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Australis.

    Tasmania is perfectly situated on the globe for viewing this natural and magnificent phenomenon.

    To give yourself a good chance of seeing it, make sure:

     

    • You have a clear view of the southern horizon
    • The sky is not cloudy
    • You are away from the city lights and not during a full moon or close to full moon time

    Mount Wellington in Hobart comes to mind, presuming the conditions are right.

    Of all the seasons, winter is the best time for viewing the Southern lights as you have the most hours of darkness at this time of year.

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