Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tasmania at the first-ever Tasmanian Highlands Gathering. This festival is set to be a grand celebration of Gaelic, Celtic, and Scottish heritage, and we promise it's going to be a Highland extravaganza like no other! But why wait in the wings when you can be at the forefront of all the Highland action? Dust off your kilts, tune your bagpipes, and join us as we roll out the red carpet for the most passionate Highland enthusiasts. So, grab your dancing shoes, gather your friends, and help us make history at the inaugural Tasmanian Highlands Gathering.

A chance to celebrate all the Great Lake and surrounding charming country towns have to offer, including strong highland ties and tales, fishing, stunning vistas and waterways, fine arts, and entertainment, locally made whisky and pure highlands hospitality.

Planning to turn the Tasmanian Highlands Gathering into a weekend extravaganza? We've got the inside scoop on the best places to crash after a day filled with music, whisky, and Highland vibes! Our top picks for accommodation magic include Great Lake Hotel, Airbnb for that cozy home-away-from-home feel, the Great Western Tiers Visitors Centre for all the local gems, and the Central Highlands Visitors Centre for recommendations with a touch of charm or check out Stayz for some unique stays.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
Step into a musical time machine as our flagship orchestra transports you to an era of great societal upheaval and political uncertainty. And no, it is not 2020.
7 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
Autumn Lunch beside Platypus
Authentic unordinary country experience. Succulent Rathmore-bred Lamb and unbelievable fresh Derwent Valley produce paired with award-winning Meadowbank
1 Mar 2022 - 30 Jun 2024
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
4 Apr 2024 - 5 May 2024
The Spiegeltent Hobart – Blanc de blanc encore
After a four-year hiatus the Spiegeltent is returning to Hobart with world-class champagne cabaret BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE. The extravagant and hedonistic world of BLANC
16 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024
April Film a Fairytale holiday workshops
The most fun you can have these school holidays! Kids from 6 to 12 years will love these fun school holiday workshops.
1 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
Tasmanian Autumn Festival
' Tasmania Autumn Festival - unquestionably cool' Celebrate the splendour of Autumn in April. See the vibrant foliage , fungi and fruits in the Derwent
13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024
aMAZEing Inflatable Mayhem
Get ready as we unleash the ultimate inflatable adventure at MyState Bank Arena! Dive into a world of excitement and challenge as aMAZEing Inflatable
13 Apr 2024 - 27 Apr 2024
Geeveston Art Show 2024
The Geeveston Art Show is now in it's 6th year of showcasing the very best that the Artisans of the Huon Valley have to offer.
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
25 Mar 2024 - 19 May 2024
SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962–2022
Hobart Current: Epoch is a thought-provoking contemporary program and exhibition, featuring new works created by 10 artists in response to the theme of ‘epoch’.
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