When is the best time to go to Tasmania?

When is the best time to go to Tasmania? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Tasmania, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Hobart are January, February, March, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Hobart are January, February, March and December, and the coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are March, May, June, August, September, November and December
  • Douglas-Apsley National Park is the city with the best climate, with good weather 12 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Coles Bay are January, February, March and April

Annual weather in Tasmania

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Tasmania for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F to 76°F
2 to 6 days*
February 54°F to 74°F
3 to 6 days*
March 52°F to 72°F
3 to 8 days*
April 49°F to 67°F
2 to 8 days*
May 43°F to 59°F
3 to 11 days*
June 41°F to 58°F
3 to 9 days*
July 40°F to 56°F
2 to 13 days*
August 40°F to 56°F
4 to 14 days*
September 43°F to 61°F
3 to 13 days*
October 49°F to 65°F
3 to 9 days*
November 50°F to 70°F
3 to 7 days*
December 54°F to 72°F
3 to 9 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Tasmania by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Tasmania

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Tasmania and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Hobart, Coles Bay, Devonport, Arthur River and Bay of Fires, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Tasmania

Find out when Tasmania has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Tasmania

The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Tasmania is high in: January, February, March and December.

  • Very low season in Tasmania: May, June, July and August.
  • Low season in Tasmania: April, September, October and November.
  • High season in Tasmania: February and March.
  • Peak season in Tasmania: January and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Tasmania month by month

Where to go in Tasmania?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Coles Bay70°F70°F68°F65°F59°F58°F56°F56°F59°F61°F65°F68°F
Arthur River68°F68°F67°F63°F59°F56°F54°F54°F56°F59°F63°F65°F
Bay of Fires70°F70°F68°F65°F59°F58°F56°F56°F59°F61°F65°F68°F
Dolphin Sands70°F70°F68°F65°F59°F58°F56°F56°F59°F61°F65°F68°F
Douglas-Apsley National Park70°F70°F68°F65°F59°F58°F56°F56°F59°F61°F65°F68°F
Douglas-Apsley National Park76°F74°F70°F63°F58°F54°F54°F54°F59°F63°F68°F70°F
Flinders Island70°F70°F68°F65°F59°F58°F56°F56°F59°F61°F65°F68°F
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park68°F68°F65°F59°F54°F52°F50°F52°F54°F59°F63°F65°F
George Town68°F68°F67°F63°F59°F56°F54°F54°F56°F59°F63°F65°F
King island76°F74°F72°F67°F59°F56°F54°F56°F61°F65°F70°F72°F
Maria Island70°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F54°F56°F58°F61°F65°F67°F
Port Arthur70°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F54°F56°F58°F61°F65°F67°F


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Is this weather information for Tasmania reliable?

Climate data for Tasmania has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Tasmania allows us to determine the average for each month in Hobart, Coles Bay, Devonport, Arthur River, Bay of Fires, Bicheno, Bridport, Currie, and 18 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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