Best Time to Travel to Hobart

Weather in Hobart is great year-round as every season brings out a different side of the city. If you’re travelling to Hobart in winter, you’ll get what many consider to be the “authentic Tasmanian experience” – cold, misty mornings and beautiful days. During the cooler months, you’ll truly appreciate Hobart’s warm and cosy cafes too.

In summer, Hobart comes alive with events in abundance, markets in full swing, and foodie favourites in season (hello berries!).

Summer

If you’re not a fan of the cold, summer is the best time to visit Hobart. The temperature sits at around 11°C to 21°C, so it’s warm (though rarely hot). There’s minimal rainfall in summer too, particularly in February.

Appropriate clothing: Jeans and a short-sleeve shirt.

Don’t forget: A light jacket and layers for travel to alpine areas.

Autumn

Autumn brings out the colour in Hobart. Trees are vibrant, so photo opportunities are plentiful. Temperatures sit around 6°C to 20°C, so it’s cool but never hot. This is a great time to travel if you want to avoid crowds as there won’t be as many tourists as in the summer season.  

Appropriate clothing: Jeans and a light jacket.

Don’t forget: Your camera, boots, extra layers, a water-proof jacket, and warm pyjamas.

Winter

Winter in Hobart is quite cold (at least by Australian standards!), sometimes a little wet, and snowy at higher altitudes. It’s off-peak season in Tasmania, so you will avoid the crowds and experience Hobart like a local. You’re also likely to secure cheaper flights and accommodation deals. Temperatures sit at around 3°C to 12°C, so pack your warmest clothes.

Appropriate clothing: Thermals, jeans, extra layers, and a jacket.

Don’t forget: Boots, a water-proof jacket, warm pyjamas, a beanie, a scarf and gloves (or pocket hand warmers).

Spring

Spring in Hobart is a great time to see plants flowering. It’s also a quiet time when most tours are just starting to kick back into gear. Temperatures generally sit at around 6°C to 19°C. Rainfall is comparatively high in this season, so be sure to pack accordingly.

Appropriate clothing: Jeans and a light jacket.

Don’t forget: Boots, extra layers, a water-proof jacket, an umbrella, and warm pyjamas.