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New Year's Eve in Tasmania 2013

The most southerly Australian state, Tasmania with its impressive and diverse landscapes of beautiful beaches, dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains and highland lakes, is a paradise for nature lovers. With plenty of sailing, surfing or diving opportunities, 18 national parks and approximately 2,000 miles of good hiking trails that lead visitors through one of the last paradises on earth, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and New Year’s Eve revelers will be kept busy. The natural beauty of the state of Tasmania ensures that ringing in the New Year 2013 there will be an unforgettable experience.

In Launceston there is a countdown spectacular firework at Aurora Stadium to welcome the New Year. Ring in the New Year with the participants of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race from Hobart’s historic waterfront. At the “Taste of Tasmania” party, you can enjoy over 70 Tasmanian food delicacies and dance to rousing sounds of the night. The Taste Festival, held on the Hobart waterfront over the New Year period each year, is the premier event showcasing Tasmanian food and wine. Thousands of locals and tourists flock to the event to sample the very best of the State’s produce. But it is not all about the food - the whole waterfront area is due to be overtaken with street performers and DJs as part of a week-long celebration. People from all over the world celebrate a big party in Sullivan’s Cove and enjoy the bands, numerous entertainers and two firework displays. The skies of Hobart will come alive with light and colour during a family fireworks display at 9.30pm and a grand fireworks display on the waterfront at midnight, promising something special to bring in 2013.