Santa's Funland comes alive for two exciting days at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, packed with Christmas fun: enjoy the fun of unlimited rides suitable for all the family; walk through the magical winter forest in the falling snow; visit Frosty the Snowman at his winter playground; have your face-painted at the elves' workshop and watch our interactive stage performances with our cast of Christmas characters.
The Sculpture Trail is held at Art Farm Birchs Bay. Opening hours - everyday, dawn to dusk. Currently, the Trail exhibits approximately 12 permanent sculptures acquired by the Farm; a sculpture is acquired annually from the current exhibition. Each year, from Easter to mid-July, visitors can view the current sculpture exhibition throughout the landscape as well as a new small sculpture exhibition in the Old Distillery Gallery situated at the lower entrance. The Trail leads visitors through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D’Entreacastaux Channel and down into a picturesque orchards and vegie gardens. Allow one-hour for the walk, wearing suitable footwear for bush tracks. The track is steep and uneven in parts and is not suited to prams. Dogs on leads welcome.
Shimano Enduro Tasmania (Enduro World Series Rnd 2)
The Enduro World Series, the leading race series for Enduro mountain biking, is returning to Derby in northeast Tasmania. The exciting Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails will host round 2 of the 2019 series, and will be called Shimano Enduro Tasmania. The Blue Derby trail network will be getting some new trails specifically for the event, and this is on top of the 85km of trails already on offer; the area has become a massive drawcard for bike riders from all over Australia following the success of Australia's inaugural EWS in 2017. Riders will get to experience everything from fern forests to granite slabs as they take in the stunning views on offer. Enduro Mountain Biking is an exciting format of racing, where riders compete against the clock on timed downhill runs throughout the day, traversing by bike from stage to stage. Sunday sees the EWS action over seven stages. During the race there will be a race village with local food and drink. Spectators are encouraged to line the track to cheer on the worlds best riders. Stick around for the after party in the event village.
Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!
See in the new year at Devonport's family friendly New Year's Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry. It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.
Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
The Stan Siejka cycling classic bike race is Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia. Having thousands of spectators and being run by a local committee of dedicated enthusiasts, makes this a locally supported and developed event not to miss. The city streets are closed so spectators can view these events close up with the infamous "Wall" climb up Lawrence Street and Peanut roundabout as the riders circumnavigate the beautiful City Park. Turn up and watch some of Australia's best cyclists in action chasing the big prize. Most hotels and restaurants on the circuit are open, so you can sit back and enjoy a drink or a meal. Juniors from noon followed by Veterans, Masters, Elite Women and Elite Men . This Australia's most unique and best street criterium!
Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities. In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the little ones and the not so young! SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear and vintage cars. Kids versus Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long! Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.
Steampunk Tasmania Festival 2018
Steampunk is inherently quirky and slightly eccentric in a fascinating, intellectual and refined way! Steampunk Tasmania Festival 2018 is a celebration of this genre. Steampunk, a retro futuristic nature combines 'Victoriana' Victorian era heritage, with mechanisation, invention, art, literature and photography. The activities, music, exhibitions, displays and workshops are authentic and reflect the playfulness and uniqueness of the genre. George Town's culture is synergistic with the essence of steampunk. George Town has a European maritime history dating back to Victorian times which is proudly celebrated through historic sites and commemorative exhibitions. George Town is also the largest heavy industry precinct in Tasmania, which will enable Steampunk Tasmania to be a celebration of the genre, music, exhibitions, displays and our own maritime history and unique light and heavy industry. Steampunk Tasmania Festival aims to create a playful integration of George Town's seemingly disparate cultures of industry and heritage and will deliver a distinctive, out of this world steampunk experience!
Steven Osborne in Recital, Launceston
Phenomenally talented pianist Steven Osborne performs music by Debussy and Prokofiev, vastly different composers who approached the piano in entirely different ways. For Debussy, the piano was a sensuous instrument; dreamy, colourful and picturesque. For Prokofiev, it was a colossus to be tamed; powerful, intense and percussive. What is common to both is tremendous virtuosity. Steven Osborne – appearing in recital, without orchestra – is sure to dazzle in this, his only Tasmanian appearance.
Subaru Rally Tasmania
Held from the 27th to the 29th of July in 2018, Subaru Rally Tasmania is the fourth round of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship. The event gets underway with a ceremonial start and rally stage under lights in the Inveresk Precinct on the Friday night before moving to the forests surround Launceston for the weekend for two days of rally action. The event is free to the general public to attend over all days.
Submerge surf and yoga day retreat.
Submerge surf and yoga is a soulful, nourishing day out. You will experience the relax yet active vibe of one of Hobart's most popular beaches, Park beach, Dodges Ferry. Your full day package includes an early morning yoga session, to ready you for two hours in the surf, with local Coastrider Surf Academy surf coach Claire Boost. The afternoon consists of gentle, restorative yoga with Internationally accredited Iyengar Yoga teacher Gabe Gartrell. The day includes all surf and yoga equipment. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is served to you by aliCart food truck chef Richard Sansom. AliCart is known for it's freshness and nutritional food, made with love, to energise your day.