The Off Season


Winter is when Tasmania - and Tasmanians - are at our most unique.

1st May - 31st August 2024
Any time

In Tasmania, winter is when things get wild, weird and wonderful. Let your inhibitions drop with the mercury: savour slow-cooked feasts around blazing log fires, dance wildly at winter festivals and enchant your senses in alpine realms. From cosy seclusion to cold-water invigoration – the Off Season is open to just about anything.

Check out the Huon Valley’s local Off Season winter events, offers and more…

Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops

Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. in their small studio tucked away just two minutes from Cygnet’s main street, David will share his talent, by guiding you through the steps of making a wooden spoon or scoop from scratch. With your very own clever hands, you will use recycled vintage or green timber straight from a tree, to create your spoon.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Lightwood Bottom Blues Club Live Blues Nights

Based in Geeveston Tasmania, the Lightwood Bottom Blues Club is definitely the most southern blues club in Australia, if not the world.

Our Live Blues Nights are held on the last Friday of every month to showcase local blues talent in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Fancy Granny Secret Supper Club at The Bowmont

This winter, indulge in the Secret Supper Club hosted by The Bowmont. This heritage building, usually exclusive to accommodation guests, unveils its mystique for a limited-time culinary escapade. Delight in three-courses of Huon Valley’s finest produce. Each plate served in a charming ‘fancy granny style’ and perfectly complemented by local wines.

The Fancy Granny Secret Supper Club will occur on Saturday 8th June; Saturday 27th July and Saturday 17th August.

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Willie Smith’s Mid-Winter Festival 2024

Join us for our final Mid-Winter Festival.

Welcome to our festival of reflection, where we will look back on Mid-Winter Festivals past and celebrate with fire, feasting and hot cider for the very last time.

Everything that makes this festival great will return, welcoming back our favourite live musical acts, storytelling, pagan finery, rollickin’ fun for the kids, the ancient Pagan ritual of Wassailing thee old apple tree, and of course watching Big Willie burn!

For more information, visit The Off Season website.

Piatti Invernali – Winter Cooking Classes

Piatti Invernali (winter dishes) – focus on traditional Italian winter foods. Soups and stews are a wonderful addition to any culinary repertoire. Italian soups are not only healthy and full of flavour but there is that extra something special that Italians do so well!

We will show you how to make traditional minestrone, risotto, fresh greens with pork, beef spezzatino and a zuppa di lenticchie (lentils).

For more information, visit The Off Season website.