Welcome to Travelways,
There's a saying in Tasmania that just when you thought it couldn't get any colder, winter begins.
Sometimes these last few days of the cold, with the promise of spring sunshine just on the horizon, can seem the longest.
However, Tasmania makes winter's final shrug a time to embrace; and with snow falling throughout the highlands, it's time to head into our alpine country.
There's plenty of places to see the snow, but for first-class skiing you can't go past Ben Lomond.
This scenic ski field is just over an hour from downtown Launceston and, in addition to the snow, offers sweeping views from the highlands to the sea.
One of my favourite Tasmanian experiences is exploring the mighty Gordon River whose tannin-stained waters perfectly mirror the forests above.
This month, we're going behind the scenes to discover the magic of this uniquely Tasmanian experience, an unmissable journey into our state's history and its world-heritage wilderness.
Tasmania makes winter's final shrug a time to embrace; and with powdery snow falling throughout the highlands, it's time to head into our alpine country.
And as we start to ease into spring, there are unparalleled events on offer including the unmissable Great Eastern Wine Weekend.
This year's program offers even more events spanning September 6-8, from wine-inspired yoga classes to wine and oyster pairing events.
And if the weather turns chilly, a nip or two of the state's lauded local whisky is sure to quickly warm you up.
For an unbridled introduction to the wealth of whisky options in Tasmania don't miss Whisky Week from August 12-18 which returns with activities held throughout the state.
From its forest to its sea, its dynamic cities to its quaint villages, the beauty of Tasmania is on full display as winter gives way to spring.
This is a time of transformation, when Tasmania's beauty and its defined seasons promise unparalleled experiences for anyone lucky enough to visit its shores. Have fun exploring and don't forget to tell us all about it at our newly-launched Travelways Facebook page.
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