Autumn in Southern Tasmania

Autumn in Tasmania is a wonderful time to visit. The weather is generally settled (insofar as any weather can be), with clear sunny days and cool nights.

  • Unmanned roadside stalls around Tasmania's Huon Valley rely on honesty of buyers and offer freshly harvested food for sale

Around the state, autumn is marked by the turning of leaves; those of exotic street trees planted in towns, parks and gardens, and of Australia’s only native deciduous tree, Nothofagus gunnii, more commonly known as fagus or deciduous beech, which puts on a spectacular display of gold across the mountains and boulder fields of Tasmania’s alpine areas.

Nothofagus gunnii, commonly known as fagus, or deciduous beech, is Australia’s only deciduous tree and grows in Tasmania’s alpine regions

It is also harvest time and the time to gather apples, pears and other produce. Farmers in the Huon Valley and D’Entrecasteaux Channel south of Hobart are working overtime to gather in their crops, and roadside stalls offering all sorts of produce pop up along the roads.

To explore the best of Tasmania’s autumn produce, join us for a Huon Valley Farm Gate Trail tour.

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