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Tasmania Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 Tasmania public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

With so many long weekends created by Tasmanian public holidays in 2018, there is no good reason not to ferry or fly down to “the land down under the Land Down Under” to experience its rugged wildernesses and many historic and cultural sites.

Holidays that will create an extended weekend in Tasmania in 2018 include: Australia Day (January 26th), which falls on a Monday; Eight Hours Day (March 12th), which is Tasmania’s version of Labour Day and falls on a Monday as usual; and Christmas, which comes on a Tuesday in 2018, with Boxing Day following on Wednesday. By taking off Christmas Eve on Monday, a five-day weekend is created.

Things to see and do in Tasmania in 2018

Some ideas on how to spend your 2018 public holidays in Tasmania in 2018 include:

Stop off at King Island in Bass Strait on the way to the main island of Tasmania further south. While there, enjoy its many scenic beaches, its deliciously fresh seafood, and its many interesting trail walks. Trek over to the buried shipwreck of the Shannon, surf the swelling waves at Martha Lavinia, fish or swim at Penny’s Lagoon, and look for the lighthouse and the ruins of an abandoned village on the trail from Cape Wickham to Victoria Cove.

Visit Freycinet National Park, in eastern Tasmania, and trek along the rocky, white-sand coast of the Freycinet Peninsula. The three-day journey is beautiful but rugged and a true challenge to all who undertake the endeavour. Or you could trek or kayak out to Wineglass Bay, where you can peer over scenic overlooks for panoramic views. The white, foamy barrier between the deep-sea waters and the protected bay waters is truly stunning.

Tour the “picture-perfect” town of Orford, just over 70 km north of Hobart on Tasmania’s eastern coast. Learn of Orford’s unique and storied history, beginning with its founding by Edward Walpole in 1831. Tour its many vineyards and taste its exquisite wines. Sun yourself on the white sands of Rasping Beach, and trek through the Wielangta Forest or down the Convict Trail.

Public Holidays 2018

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
10 JanWedDevonport Cup
(Devonport Only)
26 JanFriAustralia Day
12 FebMonRoyal Hobart Regatta
(Hobart Only)
28 FebWedLaunceston Cup
(Launceston Only)
6 MarTueKing Island Show
(King Island Only)
12 MarMonEight Hours Day
30 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
3 AprTueEaster Tuesday ^
25 AprWedAnzac Day
(Circular Head Only)
11 JunMonQueen's Birthday
5 OctFriBurnie Show
(Burnie Only)
11 OctThuRoyal Launceston Show
(Launceston Only)
19 OctFriFlinders Island Show
(Flinders Island Only)
25 OctThuRoyal Hobart Show
(Hobart Only)
5 NovMonRecreation Day
(All parts of Tasmania that do not
observe Royal Hobart Regatta)
30 NovFriDevonport Show
(Devonport Only)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

^ Restricted public holiday in Tasmania. Observed by some awards/agreements and the State Public Service. To check award ring Fair Work Infoline on 131394.

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