Fact File

Population: Approx. 20,000 

Location: North-west coast of Tasmania.  Tasmania's most westerly city.

Climate: Cool temperate

Average Rainfall: 970mm per annum

Longitude: 145°

Latitude: 41°

Closest Airport: Burnie Airport (BWT)

Closest Passenger Seaport: Burnie (Cruise Ship),  Devonport (Ferry to Victoria) 

Closest International Airport: Melbourne

Median House Price (2018): $255,000 AUD

Tasmania’s Climate

Tasmania's has a cool temperate climate, sunny in summer and crisp in winter. There are four distinct seasons, each with its own appeal, and the reverse of North America and Europe.

The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius, and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius.

Rainfall varies dramatically from east to west. Hobart is Australia's second driest city with an annual rainfall of 626mm (24"). On Tasmania’s West Coast, the rainforests thrive on an average of 2400mm (95").

Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.

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