From the faultless curve of Wineglass Bay to alpine lakes carved by glaciers, Tasmania is home to some of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders. Although soaking in these sights during the day is an unforgettable experience, the fun doesn’t have to end when the sunsets.
We’ve compiled a list of must-try night-time activities in Tasmania for those party animals who can play all day and stay up as darkness falls.
#1 Go on a Port Arthur ghost tour
Diehard horror fans who are unmoved by scary movies will take their fear to the next level by participating in a real-life ghost hunt. Except on Christmas Day, Port Arthur Ghost Tours are held every night of the year, appealing to daredevils who want to experience their own version of “paranormal activity.”
You’ll be led on a 90-minute guided tour of the port town, where you’ll learn about the town’s many ghost stories.
#2 Visit the rooftop theatre at the state cinema
With its nostalgic and understated architecture, State Cinema, which has been in operation since 1913, exudes oodles of old-school charm.
It’s in North Hobart, on a busy street lined with bars and restaurants, and it’s the ideal place to unwind after dinner. Late-night screenings are available until 9 p.m., and you’ll be able to see the new blockbusters as well as classic films from the past in the plush surroundings of this century-old cinema.
Although they have standard indoor theatres, watching a movie under the stars at their open-air rooftop cinema is an absolute must.
#3 Street food hunt at Hobart Twilight Market
Everyone enjoys a fun market run, perusing the stalls for unique trinkets and snacking on street food along the way.
With a fantastic day-to-night service style, Hobart Twilight Market raises the bar in favour of vibes. Every Friday from 4.30 pm to 9 pm, you’ll be able to browse a wide range of stalls during the twilight hours, as the name implies.
The grassy market fields beside Long Beach in Sandy Bay also make excellent picnic spots, so bring your favourite food and enjoy it while listening to live bands serenade the evening atmosphere.
#4 Don’t miss stargazing
Swinging by Cradle Mountain for an awe-inspiring stargazing session is one of the most highly recommended tasks on any Tassie getaway.
It’s a common hiking spot during the day, but at night it lights up with a sea of stars so bright you’d swear someone poured an endless vat of glitter into the sky.
Coles Bay is another hotspot for stargazing and aurora chasing. Whatever location you choose for the astronomically spectacular evening. Since Tasmania has some of the cleanest air and the lowest levels of ambient city light in the country, you’re likely to be treated to some stunning views of the clear sky.
It’s not the end
If the only thing that comes to mind when you see the word “Tasmania” is Looney Tunes’ Tasmanian devil, you now have a full night-time itinerary and plenty of reason to visit the charming island off of Australia’s south coast.