The shortest day, the darkest night, Hobart comes to life, shrugs off the cold and celebrates the Winter Solstice by painting the town red. Welcome to Dark MoFo.

Salamanca, Hobart

Winter solstice in Hobart is at 7:13 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 20 minutes shorter than the December (Summer) solstice.

Parliament Lawns

We beat the crowds, wandering around the wharf the night before opening, a lovely evening. Images taken with … the Pen-F – almost unedited jpegs, this camera just keeps surprising me!

Tall ship Windeward Bound
1902 Hobart Customs House, now part of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Hobart Customs House and Grand Chancellor Hotel, reflections in red
Don’t be too cross, chill out in Hobart
Hunter Street alley
Subtle – snow on the mountain above the buildings, Victoria Dock Hobart

Dark Mofo really brings the city to life, giving people a reason to come and celebrate the dark. Every hotel room is booked out this year, mostly with mainland visitors, a real boost to the local economy.

Red reflections on Constitution Dock, Hobart
Winter Feast 2022, Hobart Tasmania

But, the fun is not over yet, Festival of Voices will be 17 years old in 2022… running from June 29 – July 12. The first Tasmanian winter Festival, designed specifically to embrace the unique experience of winter and bring light and enjoyment to the people of Hobart in what was traditionally a cold and quiet season. Come down and join us!

Dark Park, red trees at Salamanca

I hope you enjoyed our little red wander, thanks for visiting, greetings from Tasmania 😀

16 thoughts on “Dark MoFo 2022

  1. Wow, this is fabulous. I’ve not heard of this winter festival before. My first thought was “Everyone should do this, all over the world.” But then I thought, “No, everyone should visit Tassie for this festival!”

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    1. It’s really bought the city and to life and a much needed lift to our economy at a time when everyone would usually stay at home to keep warm. Nothing like a good party to warm up 🙂

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