Don't leave out Tassie autumn treats
TASMANIA continues to thrive in autumn with an array of exciting events for visitors.
MoMa - January 21 to April 14
MONA's (Museum Of Old and New Art) newest attraction, MoMa (or MONA Market) is held on the roof of MONA every Saturday afternoon. As with all things MONA, MoMa will have art (and a dash of quirkiness) in its veins. Visitors can expect locally grown, organic, and sustainable produce and craft and art installations.
Devonport Food and Wine Festival - March 1-31
This is a month-long celebration of the region's local cuisine and produce. Included are cooking classes, cook-offs, exotic barbecues, family picnics, wine and beer tastings, culinary-themed dinners hosted by celebrity chefs and long lunches in vineyards.
Taste Of The Huon - March 11-12
This celebrates the epicurean treasures of the Huon Valley, from apples, cherries, berries and mushrooms to salmon and truffles. One of Tasmania's most popular regional events, it brings together the best of the Huon and Channel region's provenance, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts.
Longford Revival Festival - March 24, 25
This made its debut in 2011 to celebrate the international motor racing heritage of the town. Longford played host to the world's greatest F1 racers in the 1950s and '60s, when it hosted the Australian Grand Prix on its 7.2km track. Although the track was closed in 1968, its most famous section, the Flying Mile, is especially reopened during the festival for car races and displays. The festival also plays host to the state's greatest automotive collection, fine food and wine from the Tamar Valley, and '60s music that recalls the town's heydays.
Vintage In The Valley - April 7-8 (Easter Long Weekend)
This takes visitors on a harvest celebration at six of the most beautiful vineyards on the West Tamar Valley Wine Route. Six more local wineries will join the celebration to present a moveable feast where visitors can savour vintages from vineyard to vineyard, complemented by fine local produce and lively entertainment. Wineries include Velo, Elmslie, Moores Hill and Marions Vineyard.
Targa Tasmania - April 17-22
The famous car rally has undergone an overhaul, with another 70 kilometres and an additional night added to the course. Starting with a street festival in Launceston on Thursday night, competitors will then head for Strahan on Friday and Saturday, before the traditional finish in Hobart on Sunday afternoon.
Turning Of The Fagus - late April
Every autumn, Tasmanians flock to locations where the Fagus tree can be found, to witness its spectacular colour range from rust red through to brilliant gold. Called The Turning of the Fagus, it is best viewed at Mount Field and Cradle Mountain national parks.
For a full and up-to-date listing of events and information , visit the Discover Tasmania website at Discover Tasmania.