Autumn Events in Tassie
Ten Days on the Island Festival
The biennial festival Ten Days on the Island celebrates Tassie’s island culture and promotes our unique cultural identity through a wide program of visual arts, music, dance, theatre and comedy by performers and artists from Tassie, the mainland and the rest of the world. The first weekend of the festival focuses on the North West Coast, the middle weekend on Launceston and the North East and the final weekend, Hobart.
April - May
Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint
Supercars Tasmania, held just outside of Launceston, is one of the rounds on the national Supercars Championship. There are many ticket options available from trackside grandstands to Park & View where you can watch from the comfort of your own car.
One of Tassie’s long running events, Targa Tasmania pits 300 drivers against each other over 40 stages and 2000 kilometres of winding back roads and incredible scenery. Drawing from iconic international motor races such as the Targa Florio, the Mille Miglia and the Coupe des Alpes, our Targa Tasmania runs in late April/early May. See restored classic cars and the latest touring and sports cars, while enjoying local hospitality each night as the tour travels throughout the state.
Turning of the Fagus
From late April until May, southern Tasmania celebrates the turning of the fagus when the leaves of the fagus tree change from a rusty red to a brilliant gold colour. Fagus, also known as deciduous beech or tanglefoot, is Australia's only cold climate winter-deciduous tree and the only place in the world you will find it is in Tassie. The turn of colour usually starts by the end of April but it’s a good idea to contact Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife ahead of time to confirm.