A dry and warm period from December through February is the best time to visit Tasmania. Don't let the tourist troops and pricier rooms let you down as summer in Tassie dapples with various festivals and is perfect for hiking and scuba diving. March–May is a season for yachting, wines, and fresh Pacific oysters. If you are up to save money, plan your trip from May to September. Winter months are lavish with truffles and scallops, give you a glimpse of the Aurora Australis, and are snowy on higher elevations. Witness tulip blooming, taste lobster or get a load of Tasmania's remarkable wombats and devils in Tasmania from September through November when the crowds are thinned.