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Tourism Tasmania is giving away long johns to help travellers stay cosy this Off Season

The folks over at Tourism Tasmania say they understand that sometimes mainlanders can be underprepared for Tasmania’s wintry wilds, so they are helping out by giving away hundreds of pairs of thermal 'Loan Johns'.

The folks over at Tourism Tasmania say they understand that sometimes mainlanders can be underprepared for Tasmania’s wintry wilds, so they are helping out by giving away hundreds of pairs of thermal ‘Loan Johns’.

Hundreds of colourful pairs of ‘Loan Johns’ will be seen throughout Tasmania as travellers climb mountains, dance at winter festivals and forage for truffles this winter.

As part of their anti-ordinary Off Season winter campaign, Tourism Tasmania is supporting travellers to embrace winter and revel in the season by providing a limited number of free merino wool long johns to keep travellers toasty warm during their wild winter adventures.

Warm me up, Scotty!

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Tourism Tasmania Loan Johns

Let’s face it, being snug when it’s cold is pretty important. Especially when you’re trying to conserve lots of energy for exploring. So Long Johns, or Loan Johns in this case, are an essential item!

The Loan Johns Tourism Tasmania will be giving away are made from sustainably grown superfine merino wool by Tasmanian company, Smitten Merino and come in five colours, sizes XS-XL.

Interstate travellers will have the opportunity to pick up a pair of Loan Johns from a designated stand at both Hobart and Launceston airports on the dates indicated below, with limited stocks available.

  • Saturday, 5 June: Launceston Airport
  • Friday, 2 July: Hobart Airport

“Tasmanians are a generous and creative bunch with a strong sense of community. We understand how to do winter properly and want to ensure our visitors are comfy and warm during their Off Season adventures.

“Our tourism industry has also got on board this campaign with hundreds of creative Off Season experiences that visitors can only enjoy during winter in Tassie.” said John Fitzgerald, CEO Tourism Tasmania.

Visit Tassie this Off Season

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Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain. Image: Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Tasmania’s Off Season campaign is our invitation for visitors to go full winter and enjoy the unique perspective on life that Tasmania embodies.

The Off Season is winter for real – it’s the time to enjoy blazing log fires, slow-cooked feasts, snow-frosted forests, and exceptional star gazing during long winter nights.

The winter campaign encourages mainlanders to come and experience a uniquely Tasmanian holiday for themselves during a time when the locals feast harder, dance longer, and embrace the very wilderness that defines them.

If you’re heading to explore Tassie in the Off Season, Tourism Tasmania encourages you to share the best of your adventures on social media using #TassieOffSeason.