Tasmania beckons

Not near the Arctic Circle? Then find a light show closer to you....

While global travellers flock to the Arctic regions to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, the somewhat elusive Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, tend to fly under the radar. Tasmania is one of the few places in the world that witnesses the majestic Southern Lights – when the conditions are right. Though the lights can be spotted year-round, you’re most likely to witness the spectacle in winter, from a remote southern location with low light pollution and cloud, and with a broad, uninterrupted view south.

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Or, relax in a Scandi-style sauna 

Tasmania’s floating sauna is so hygge right now...so how about some Nordic therapy on Lake Derby?

A new generation is discovering the age-old rituals of the Finnish sauna – with a Tasmanian twist. Find that hygge feeling in Australia's only floating wood-fired sauna, Floating Sauna Lake Derby. This traditional sauna offers visitors the chance to relax and connect with nature, and take a cold plunge directly off the pontoon into the fresh water of Briseis Hole, also known as Lake Derby.

Located in the lively mountain biking town of Derby and designed by Tasmanian architect Jason Licht, the sauna seats up to 10 people in either public or private sessions, and is said to help mountain bikers recover quickly from a day's ride. 

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