Summer in Hobart and Southern Tasmania

It’s been an interesting summer in Tasmania, with devastating fires in ancient forests in wilderness areas of the north and west. Elsewhere it has been incredibly dry, but in the seaside environments of Hobart and its surrounding areas, there has been some very enjoyable summer weather.

Boat sheds at Conningham Beach, south of Hobart
Paddling on North West Bay, in the shadow of kunanyi/Mount Wellington
Conningham Beach
Paddling at Conningham
Azmara Quest on her maiden port call at Port Arthur Historic Site 20 January 2016
Summer paddlers at Kingston
Browns River, Kingston Beach
Long Beach at Sandy Bay on a summer Long Beach at Sandy Bay on a summer Friday evening, with the Hobart Twilight Market in full swing
Mount Direction – so dry, like most of Tasmania this season
Denmans Cove, opposite Port Arthur, where the Three Capes Track starts in earnest
View across the bows of the wooden boat Lady Nelson, towards The Taste of Tasmania
Summer evening light on the trunks of cypress trees at Sandy Bay Beach
Bathers enjoy the pontoon at Sandy Bay on a summer evening
Evening stroll along the Sandy Bay foreshore