Autumn in Tasmania means the turning of the fagus
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.
Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.
Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State.
Calendar of Events
The Turning of the Fagus
The Tasmanian highlands are about to host a riot of colour as part of the annual turning of the fagus. The fagus, or deciduous beech, turns gold, red and orange during the cooler autumn months. It is Australia’s only cold climate winter-deciduous tree and is found only in Tasmania.
Fagus is best seen at Mt Field and Cradle Mountain so take time to experience this colourful autumn phenomenon.
From now to early May, visitors can view the turning of the fagus on the Tarn Shelf and at Lake Fenton at Mount Field National Park, where there is an observation area. Fagus is also highly visible on the Dove Lake circuit and the Crater Lake walk at the Cradle Mountain- Lake St. Clair National Park.
Mount Field National Park will take part in the Fagus Weekend on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May, with field staff conducting guided interpretative walks at Lake Fenton, leaving on the hour from 10am to 2pm each day. Please note the walks will be weather dependant. If it’s too inclement at the lake we will change the walks to Russell Falls.