Things to See and Do
Things to See and Do in Hobart
Things to See and Do
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Hobart is an ideal base for your southern Tasmanian journeys - explore farther afield, then return to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
Read on for the must-sees & must-dos while in Hobart.
Hobart is a vibrant blend of culture, heritage, lifestyle and scenery. A popular day trip would include a visit to the Huon Valley with its charming fishing harbour and Tahune Forest AirWalk providing a delightful birds-eye view of the southern forests and local mountain ranges.
The Coal River Valley Vineyards are another popular attraction. First planted in 1821 by Bartholemeuw Broughton, the wines here have since won many awards and a visit to the Vineyards will always provide a relaxing experience to tantalise your taste buds. The Tamar Valley vineyards are another must-see attraction for wine overs.
Take a step back in time and admire the historic homes of Battery Point or meander around Arthur Circus where colourful whalers’ cottages circle around a small park. At Battery Point there is also the Narryna Heritage Museum to see, one of Hobart’s earliest colonial homes.
The Cascade Brewery is another essential place to visit in Hobart. Australia’s oldest brewery is located at the foot of Mount Wellington with tours operating daily for you to sample a variety of different beers.
Every city has its infamous shopping strip and in Hobart this is the Elizabeth Street Mall filled with department stores, bookshops, boutiques, fashion, cafes, and more. In addition to this there is the Bank Arcade in Liverpool St with a gym and massage parlour. Collin Street and Murray Street also have a variety of shops for your shopping needs.
For market lovers, you must by all means visit the Salamanca Markets open on Saturdays. This is Tasmania’s busiest market showcasing the colour and sounds of a unique lifestyle and culture.
The most common form of transportation is the metro bus to help you get in and around Hobart, at a fair price of approximately A$4.20 for the day. Otherwise there are also the rental cars which would cost you about $40 for the day.
DayTrippers are a convenient way to explore the city and can be purchased on the bus or at Metro Shops and Metro Agents.
The Salamanca Markets are home to an array of delightful cafes and restaurants. It is definitely an experience to be right in the middle of Hobart lifestyle, under the colourful umbrellas of the marketplace, while sipping a cup of coffee.
Along Hobart’s harbour you will be invited with a diverse choice of waterfront restaurants combining good food with a food atmosphere.
Hobart houses a variety of cultural entertainment including theatre, performance and concerts. The Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest theatre built in 1837, and regularly hosts theatre and performance pieces. The Playhouse and Terrapin Puppet Theatre also provide visitors with an interesting insight into the art of Hobart. The Federation Concert Hall holds many activities as well including performances from the Hobart Symphony.
Hobart events will add an exciting twist to your trip such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Hobart Summer Festival, Taste of Tasmania, Tulip Festival and Blooming Tasmania.
There are many pubs and bars worth your visit including the Wrest Point Casino, Shipwright Arms in Battery Point serving sailors and locals since the early 1800s, and the Atrium at Hotel Grand Chancellor overlooking Victoria Dock – Hobart’s Renaissance waterfront.
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