A self-driving tour around lutruwita/Tasmania

Tassie Science Road Trip

Explore Tasmania alongside some of the state’s most interesting and accomplished scientists, and Dr Karl!

Take a deep dive into four iconic locations — Hobart, Cradle Mountain, Launceston, and Tassie’s East Coast. At each stop, you’ll hear from some of the state’s most prominent scientists on issues relevant to the local area. You can stay at the participating hotels with your fellow Road Trippers, attend scientific talks, guided walks, and sit down for dinner with the scientists and Dr Karl.

Join us at every stop of the Trip, or choose your own adventure.

Click on a stop for details on the scientific activities on offer, the participating scientists, the location, and booking instructions. You can book each stop separately, or let us do the hard work for you and book the Road Trip as a complete package — details below.

Beaker Street Festival Road Trip Package – The Full Beaker!

One ticket, ten days of science and art across lutruwita/Tasmania.
There are a limited number of these packages available, which takes two adults on every stop of the Road Trip, starting with our Festival Hub in Hobart, right through to NOCTURNA, our Festival Finale weekend on the East Coast. Find all the details and booking instructions here.

Joining us on the Road Trip

ZOE KEAN, Road Trip MC

Science writer and communicator Zoe Kean will be taking the reins for the Road Trip.
From her home in lutruwita/ Tasmania, Zoe’s writing can be found in publications such as the ABC and The Guardian. She was recently named Tasmanian freelance writer of the year, and has made radio for ABC RN’s Off Track, Science Friction and The Science Show, and is a regular commentator on science in the news. Zoe was also the assistant director of Beaker Street Festival in its first two years (2017, 2018)!
Zoe will be posting dispatches from each location on her social media channels (Insta,  Twitter, TikTok) – and your sure to see quite a bit of her and Dr Karl on our feeds as we cover the Road Trip.

Dr Karl

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves science to pieces, and has been
spreading the word in print, on TV and radio, and online via social media
for more than thirty years. The author of 47 books (and counting) Dr Karl
is a lifetime student with degrees in physics and mathematics,
biomedical engineering and medicine and surgery. Since 1995, Dr Karl
has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. In
2019 he was awarded the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation
of Science.

Click on a stop above for all the details and booking instructions. Here’s our suggested itinerary:

~ 5 August – 8 August: Stop 1, Hobart
~ 8 August – 10 August: Stop 2, Cradle Mountain
~ 10 August – 12 August: Stop 3, Launceston
~ 12 August – 14 August: Stop 4, East Coast

Those dates will give you access to nearly all our Festival programming around the state, but feel free to join for as much or as little as you like.

Any questions? Email [email protected]

The Tassie Science Road Trip is presented by Beaker Street Festival in partnership with