Tasmania: Winter Sun
Top Destination for 2009
If you want to relax and bask in winter sunshine, then Tasmania is a good location for you. Tasmania is located in the southern hemisphere, which means that its summer is between December and February, or March, when temperatures are around 21 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature can be cooler inland. Surrounded by water, Tasmania provides plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun on the beach. It has a plethora of unspoilt, and often barely populated, sandy beaches around the island and there is a wealth of conveniently placed holiday flats and other accommodation. There are also plenty of things you can do, if you enjoy the water, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and surfing. A winter sun holiday in Tasmania however, is not going to be your cheapest option. Between December and February are the busiest times for the Tasmanian tourist industry, so prices will be at their highest. Moreover, you would need to think about the distance you would need to travel – to the Australian mainland and then on to Tasmania. This is likely to be expensive and would almost certainly rule out a short winter break from the UK. Tasmania is a good location for a winter sun holiday.