Hey-o! This is the final 5 Cool Things To Do for 2018.

We’re on the home stretch now.

I hope you got out and about in Tasmania in November. Apparently the Bicheno Wine and Food Weekend was a whole bunch of fun.

The end of year festivities are on! December is about having a good time. It’s time to paaaartaaaaay!

Hobart is a great place to be. The weather is good. The place is lively. Lots of locals are on holidays and relaxed. Tourists are in town en masse. The place is jumping!


5 Cool Things to do in Tassie in December

What: Street Eats @ Franko

When: Friday Nights (7th, 14th & 21st) 4 – 9pm

Where: Franklin Square, Hobart

Why: Start your festive season weekends off right with Tassie’s best street food, beers, ciders,  wines and maybe, if the mood takes you, dance like Mr Bean to live music.

Street Eats 5 Cool Things
Hobart’s best street food is Street Eats @Franko

Special mention: Hobart will be in a party mood on the 21st. That is for certain. Get amongst it!

For more info: www.streeteatsfranko.com.au


What: Launceston Night Market

When: December 7

Where: Launceston Civic Square

Why: Rumour has it that Launceston is the New Cool for 2019 thanks to Mona Foma shifting north.


LNM 5 Cool Things
Launceston Night Market is more “night” than “market”

The emphasis of the Night Market will be more on “night” than on “market”. I like it. Launceston is getting loose! Haha.

You’re in Launceston and you’ve already visited the Natural Wonder (aka The Gorge)

What else is there to do? Hit the Night Market!

Check the website: www.launcestonnightmarket.com


What: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

When: Dec 26 – 1 January

Where: Constitution Dock, Hobart

Why: It’s too late to enter your Dad’s dingy in the 74th Sydney to Hobart Ocean Classic, but you can make a long weekend of it and enjoy the festivities at the Hobart Race Village from December 27 until the end of the race.

Sydney Hobart 5 Cool Things
Wild Oats XI was controversially stripped of its line honours win in 2017 due to an illegal manoeuvre in the first 15 minutes of the race

Just quietly, it’s pretty awesome atmosphere when the first yacht comes in.

On NYE it’s not a bad place to party into the new year.

Official website:  www.rolexsydneyhobart.com


What: The Taste of Tasmania

When: 28 December – 3 January

Where: Princes Wharf Shed No. 1, Hobart

Why: It’s “The Taste’s” 30th birthday, so come and share some metaphorical cake.

By all accounts The Taste has been refreshed and will have a new zest of life this year – it sure needed it! More stalls (hopefully more original stalls) and better organisation should lead to more enjoyment for everyone.

The NYE Party is jazzing it up with a Great Gatsby era style party – so frock up guys and gals – I will see you there! Yep, I am locked in for The Taste on NYE.

For more info and tickets:  www.thetasteoftasmania.com.au

5 Cool Things Taste
The Taste of Tasmania turns 30 this year


What: Falls Festival

Falls 5 Cool Things

When: 29 December – 1 January

Where: Head to Marion Bay, Tasmania

Why: Because you love your tunes under the sun and the stars! Because you know Toto will perform Africa!


Make an adventure of it all and camp out and bring in 2019 with awesome music.

Rock on!

For line-ups, program and tickets: www.fallsfestival.com


Be good or be good at it!

Enjoy yourself in Tasmania in December.

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