Hobart is a city that provides a refreshing break from the mainland – laying at the foot of the majestic Mt Wellington, with close access to nearby national parks and various other examples of Tassie greenery – and is a great starting point to explore the south-east area of Tasmania.
Hobart is rich with history, with districts containing architecture harking back to the early days of settlement and warehouses dating back to the 1830s, juxtaposed with modern restaurants, deluxe accommodation, contemporary art galleries, charming cafes and plentiful shopping such as the popular Salamanca Markets. The greenery of Hobart’s surrounds and its cool climate are also conducive to some great wine-producing environments, and as such wine tasting is also another popular pastime for visitors to the city, with the Coal River Valley being particularly renowned for its produce.
Hobart is truly a region that provides abundant opportunities to indulge your tastebuds, and culinary aficionados will be in their element here – with cheeses, fresh fruits, chocolates and local beers (particularly the Australia-wide favourite Cascade) are just some of the delights you can experience while travelling in and around Tasmania’s capital.
Top 10 Things
Whether it’s within the city limits or with a trip to some of its surrounds, we take a look at the Top 10 Things to do for Hobart.
When to Visit
Featuring a largely different climate to the mainland, one time in particular is the best part of the year to visit Hobart.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your trip to Tasmania, we’ve got suggested itineraries for lengths of 2 to 5 days.
Add to this the potential for day trips to plenty of nearby highlights such as historic Port Arthur, spectacular natural Bruny Island and much more, and you’ll be surprised by the variety a trip to Hobart will offer. We cover all this and more in our travel guides above.