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RalphR Nov 23rd, 2019 01:25 PM

Tasmania late April 2019
We will be back in Australia in April next year visiting family and friends in Sydney and the Gold Coast. We have a 5 night window for a sightseeing trip elsewhere and are considering options - one is Tasmania. How do people feel about visiting that time of year? For example, what would be the chances of being cold, wet, overcast and/or miserable? Any help most appreciated!

KayF Nov 23rd, 2019 02:31 PM

You can check climate averages online but it will probably be variable. Certainly not warm. Colder inland than on the coast. We were at Cradle Mountain in January one year and it was freezing.


Melnq8 Nov 23rd, 2019 02:51 PM

Hey Ralph! Long time no see!

I wouldn't hesitate visiting in April - we visited in early April one year - the weather was a mixed bag of rain and beautiful sunny days (although I will admit to freezing our bits off in our cabin in Bronte Park because the only heat source was a wood burning stove and the temps were well below the April average).

The bigger issue was closures over Easter, from Good Friday through Monday - nothing was open, including restaurants and gas stations.

Diamantina Nov 23rd, 2019 11:35 PM

I was in Tasmania in early April 2018 only for 5 nights, three nights, one day in Hobart, three days and two nights on Maria Island, where it was very warm and sunny (I felt hot). I experienced one day of cloudy weather in Hobart, but it was not cold, nor did it rain. I'd been to Tasmania before.
If this is your first time visiting Tasmania, I'd suggest saving it for when you'll have more time, at least 8 days, preferably a little more.
Where else were you considering?

RalphR Dec 1st, 2019 01:19 PM

Thanks Mel - I'm still kicking! Trying to organize the trip to accommodate everyone's wishes is like herding cats - have nixed the Tasmania option unfortunately :-(

RalphR Dec 1st, 2019 01:22 PM

Thanks Kay and Diamantina!

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