There's no better time than the season of spring to make your way to Tasmania – with the spectacular Tiger Trail Festival taking place from September 21 – 23.
The festival was inspired by the film ‘The Hunter‘, starring Hollywood heavyweights Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill, who set out into the Tasmanian wilderness on the hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
The Tasmanian tiger is the highlight of the event, where the trail celebrates and commemorates the animal which is thought to be extinct. The mysterious tiger was last found near Maydena and died in 1936 at Hobart Zoo.
Head to one of Tasmania's most loved national parks in the Mount Field region, where fantastic events will take place in Bushy Park, Glenora, Westerway, Fentonbury, Maydena, Ellendale and Plenty to explore the legend of the elusive Tasmanian tiger.
Get amongst the culture by sampling some of the divine local produce, where you can visit Kinvarra Estate Wines to taste their finest selection of wines or drop in for a cider at the Two Metre Tall Company farm bar.
A must-attend event for the whole family, the kids can get involved in the fun too! Visit the country markets at Westerway for a great range of local specialties, encourage the kids to join the Tassie Tiger hunt and enjoy a roast lunch at the Giants' Table and Cottages in Maydena and take part in alpaca wool spinning and feeding at Maydena Country Cabins.
If you haven't had the opportunity to watch the film The Hunter, catch a screening at The National Park Hotel, where you'll get a free lunch sausage sizzle!
You'll also be able to retrace the steps of The Hunter actor Willem Dafoe, where you can head out to the Buttongrass Plains where the movie was filmed – you may also be inspired to get in on the hunt for the Tasmanian Tiger too!
Check out details of the festival and the festival’s facebook page which is completely chock full of activities and advice.