Events in Tasmania

DARK MOFO 2017

Dark Mofo has been invigorating our winter since 2013, and the Tasmanian Government is proud to again partner with the Museum of Old and New Art to deliver the event in 2017.

Tasmania is stunning any time of the year, but winter brings a magic and energy all of its own. Dark Mofo gives Tasmanians, and indeed the world, another reason to emerge from hibernation—to take part in our spectacular winter celebration of art, music and food.

It has transformed Tasmania’s winter into a cultural beacon, drawing some 270,000 attendees, both locals and visitors, and attracting global visitors to the country’s southernmost state. It’s now our most popular annual event.

There is nothing else quite like the Dark Mofo experience, and that’s a great thing, because when the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest, it makes Tasmania the place to be.

So—unless you’re stripping off for a daring solstice swim in the River Derwent—rug up and enjoy Dark Mofo.

For full details, please visit darkmofo.net.au/

To organise your accommodation in and around Hobart please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

8 - 21 June 2017
MONA Museum of Old and New Art Dark Mofo

FESTIVAL OF VOICES 2017

Festival of Voices transforms our towns into singing cities every July. As Australia's premier celebration of the voice, we attract thousands of singers, choristers and music lovers, for the chance to hear harmonies soaring in concert halls, theatres and public spaces across the state. The Festival of Voices is proud to bring some of the most respected singers from across Australia and overseas to our shores. For twelve years we have presented a remarkable program of performances and - uniquely - vocal workshops run by critically acclaimed artists, creating a festival experience like no other.

Festival Of Voices : 30 June - 16 July 2017.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Festival Of Voices, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.


30 June - 16 July 2017
RACT Great Tassie Tour

CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST 2017

Held in the beautiful island of Tasmania, Chocolate Winterfest is situated at Latrobe, just a 10 minute drive from Devonport.

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.

It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter.  Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.

Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

Chocolate Winterfest : 13 August 2017 (10.30am until 3.30pm).

To book your travel and accommodation during Chocolate Winterfest, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.


13 August 2017
RACT Great Tassie Tour

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS GAMES TASMANIA 2017

The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 40 different sports.

The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world.

The Australian Masters Games offer participants a wide range of different sports, from softball to athletics to dragon boat to boxing.

This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team.

For a list of the sports confirmed to date in the 16th Australian Masters Games, click here

The Australian Masters Games : 21 - 28 October 2017.


TasVacations is the official accommodation provider for The Australian Masters Games Tasmania. We can assist with all your accommodation, vehicle rental and attractions reservations.
Book a self-drive accommodation package during The Australian Masters Games:
Official Packages
21 - 28 October 2017
The Australian Masters Games

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2017

We are very excited to introduce our 2017 Season which includes ballet, circus, family fun, high drama and comedy. We are proud to showcase international performers, Tasmanian talent and new and emerging artists.

With great works from Australia’s finest dance and theatre companies such as Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Bell Shakespeare, shake & stir theatre co and The Australian Ballet.

The Theatre Royal is particularly pleased to host Tasmanian work and there’s plenty of it in 2017. Wicked, Chicago, Ruthless! and Croon will have you singing along. There’s the freshest Tasmanian work in RAWspace, a new production from Loud Mouth Theatre and the Bawdy Panto gang are back.

The Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre, and one of its most beautiful treasures. Why not take a guided tour to see the Theatre's elegant auditorium with its central dome, intricate gilded mouldings and rich colours and enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of theatre life.

Tours operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday; at 11.00am
Click here to book: http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/visit/tours-theatre-royal

The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book on line 24/7 – www.theatreroyal.com.au.

Click here to see what’s on while you’re in town.

Season 2017
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events 2017

EVENT LOCATION DATE
AGFEST Carrick 04 - 06 May 2017
Dark MOFO Various venues, Hobart 08 - 21 June 2017
Festival of Voices Various venues, Hobart 30 June - 16 July 2017
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival Huonville 14 - 16 July 2017
Devonport Jazz Festival Devonport 27 - 30 July 2017
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide 04 - 13 August 2017
Chocolate Winter Fest Latrobe 13 August 2017
Junction Arts Festival Launceston 06 - 10 September 2017
Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival Launceston 23 - 24 September 2017
Devonport Food and Wine Festival Devonport 01 - 31 October 2017
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 03 - 06 November 2017
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart 26 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018

For a full list of events and further information, please check with your TasVacations consultant. TasVacations recommends checking event information is correct when booking your holiday, as event dates and times may be subject to change.