Lingering Days Tasmania in summer is an island of lingering twilight due to its geographic position below the 40th parallel in Australia. The summer time daylight hours are the longest anywhere in Australia with 15.2 hours of daylight at the Summer Solstice. The light stretches and fades from intense rays to soft whispers with Australia’s longest summer days. Island whispers reverberate through forests, waves and the laughter of youth as Tasmania lingers in the light outdoors. Winter means hibernation and extreme cold. Lingering days are fading with each day of the season.