Tasmania is a wonderful place to spend the Christmas period, with an array of exciting events taking place all over the island to cater for a wide variety of interests.
Whether you are keen on gourmet dining, a slice of culture, outdoor adventures or a combination of them all, you will undoubtedly find what you're looking for.
And the longer you stay, the more immersed in the laidback nature of this beautiful corner of the world you become.
An example of a typical Tasmanian summer event is Breakfast in the Park at Devonport, which brings people together from around the island and the rest of Australia to relax, feast and socialise.
Held just two days prior to Christmas, this is an ideal opportunity to share stories with friends or fellow travellers in the sun before getting ready for family commitments.
The event is held at Roundhouse Park – on the corner of Formby Road and Oldaker Street in beautiful Devonport on December 23.
Guests are encouraged to bring along food to cook on the barbecues and toasters provided, or completely unwind by ordering a delicious breakfast catered by the Rotary Club of Devonport North.
Find a table or lay a rug down on the grass and enjoy a morning in the sun to recover from or prepare for a hiking adventure in the Tasmanian wilderness.
If you are visiting the island state on your own this is a great chance to meet some new people and get into the festive spirit – especially for those spending time away from home who may be used to being surrounded by family at this time of year.
The annual Breakfast in the Park is always a big success, so keep it in mind if you're heading to Tasmania this month.