Tasmania Weather in July

 

Tasmania is a vibrant winter destination with fantastic events and experiences. Whether you want to relax, see wildlife in its natural habitat, or enjoy active skiing holidays, July is the perfect time for a winter escape. Read on to find out what to expect when visiting Tasmania in July.

Hunting for Truffles in Tasmania

What Is the Weather Like in Tasmania in July?

Tasmania is located in the Southern Hemisphere and its seasons are reversed compared to Europe and North America. The Apple Isle experiences winter weather in July, with temperatures anywhere between 5 °C (41 °F) and 12°C (51.8 °F) and plenty of rain.

Huon Mid Winter Festival

Average Temperatures in Tasmania in July

July in Tasmania sees daytime temperatures ranging from 0 °C (32 °F) in Central Highlands to 14 °C (57.2 °F) along the East Coast

Average temperatures in Tasmania in July

Region

Min °C

Max °C

Average °C

Min °F

Max °F

Average °F

Strahan

5

12

8.9

42

54

47.9

Hobart 

4

13

8.5

39

47

43

Launceston

2

12

7

36

53

44.5

East Coast

6

14

10

42.8

57.2

50

Cradle Mountain

0

8

4

32

46

39.1

Average Sea Temperatures in Tasmania in July

The average sea temperatures in Tasmania in July are between 13.2 °C and 14.8 °C (55 °F - 57 °F), with similar water conditions everywhere around the island. Unless you have a wetsuit, this time of the year is too cold for swimming.

Average Sunshine Hours per Day in Tasmania in July

Tasmania gets approximately 5 hours of bright sunshine per day in July. At this time of the year, the days are slowly getting longer and there are about 9.5 hours of daylight. The sun rises between 7:20 am and 7:40 am and sets between 4:50 pm and 5:15 pm. 

UV levels in Tasmania in July

Although the UV index in Tasmania is low to moderate throughout July, protection against sun damage is recommended.

Average Rainfall in Tasmania in July

When visiting Tasmania in July, you can expect an average of 15 to 22 rainy days, so be sure to bring along a waterproof jacket and an umbrella. The West Coast sees the highest amounts of rainfall in July. The town of Tullah in the northern part of the West Coast Range is one of the rainiest places in the entire country, with 336 mm (13.2 in) of rainfall in July and extremely high humidity. 

Average rainfall in Tasmania in July

City / Region

Rainfall (mm)

Rain (inch)

Relative humidity

Rainy days

Strahan

190

7.5

85%

20

Hobart 

61

2.4

80%

14

Launceston

75

3

86%

16

Coles Bay

45

1.7

78%

12

Cradle Mountain

270

10.6

98%

23

bush walking Tasmania - credit Jason Charles Hill

Is there Snow in Tasmania in July?

In Hobart and other coastal places, snow in July is rare, but you can head to kunanyi/Mt Wellington or Cradle Mountain to enjoy a snowball fight. Tasmania has two ski fields operating in the winter months: Mount Mawson, situated within the Mount Field National Park near Hobart, and Ben Lomond, 60 km (37 mi) east of Launceston.

July snow at Cradle Mountain

Best Things to Do in Tasmania in July

July may be the low season in Tasmania, but there’s still plenty to see and do. So pack your winter coat and boots and get ready to embark on a fun winter adventure.

Festival of Voices

The Festival of Voices is an annual event held in early July. For two weeks, world-famous Australian and international singers and choristers perform in concert halls, theatres, and public spaces across Tasmania. The highlight of the festival is Hobart’s Big Sing Bonfire where thousands of people gather at Salamanca Place to sing together. 

Voices Festival Tasmania

Aboriginal history celebration

NAIDOC Week is a country-wide celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the First Nations people and participate in a range of activities and events in Launceston, Hobart, and the city of Burnie on Tasmania’s North West Coast.

Launceston Truffle festival

Tasmanian chilly winters offer perfect conditions for growing black truffles. The annual Tasmanian Truffle Festival held in Launceston runs throughout July and includes everything from harvesting workshops and truffle cooking classes to degustation dinners.

See echidnas in the wild

As the temperature drops during the cold winter months, some Tasmanian wildlife species remain active, including spiky, slow-moving echidnas. Watch these cute animals as they form love trains as part of their unusual mating ritual. Mount Field, a couple of hours drive from Hobart, and the Bridport area in northeast Tasmania are the best places to spot echidnas in July. 
Need more inspiration? We’ve compiled a guide to Things to do in Tasmania in Winter to help you create an unforgettable trip.

Recommended Itineraries for Tasmania in July

If you plan to visit Tasmania in July, our 8-day Tasmania Winter Wonderland Self Drive Tour is a great place to start. On this tour, you’ll take a trip to Port Arthur, visit the Freycinet Peninsula and the Cradle Mountain National Park, and witness the startling sight of Tasmanian Devils feeding. The itinerary also includes day-to-day driving details, sightseeing highlights, as well as our best hotel recommendations.

Tags

Irma Vuckovic
By
Irma Vuckovic
: 10 May 2022 (Last updated: 10 May 2022)

Download Our Free AU Travel Guide

Get our free guide which is full of actionable tips and information about how to make the most of your time in Australia.


Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price