Holidaying In Hobart: A Tassie Traveller’s Guide

August 4, 2022

Situated on the shores of the Derwent River, Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. The city is steeped in history and culture, with a vibrant food and wine scene, world-class museums and galleries, and a diverse range of outdoor activities to enjoy.

Whether you are looking to explore the city’s colonial heritage or experience its natural beauty, Hobart has something for everyone. The city has undergone a transformation in recent years, with a new wave of bars, restaurants and boutique hotels popping up around its iconic waterfront precinct. With so much to see and do, it is no wonder Hobart is fast becoming one of Australia’s must-visit destinations.

Finding The Best Place To Stay

There’s no shortage of popular accommodations in Hobart. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is one of the most popular hotels in the city, offering stunning views of the harbour and easy access to all of the best attractions. The Salamanca Markets are another popular destination, and there are plenty of Airbnbs and hostels in the area that offer great value for money.

If you’re looking for something a little different, the Mona Lisa Hostel is a great option – it is located in an old convent and has a unique atmosphere. You are sure to have a great time in Hobart, whichever accommodation you choose.

Explore The Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmania is home to Australia’s most diverse and unique landscapes. From the rugged mountains and rivers of the west to the pristine beaches and forests of the east, there is something for everyone to explore. And with over 20 per cent of the island designated as a National Park or World Heritage Area, it’s easy to get off the beaten track and discover your little piece of paradise.

Whether you are a keen hiker or just looking for a scenic drive, Hobart is the perfect base to explore the Tasmanian wilderness. So why not wear your walking shoes and discover what this fantastic island offers.

Sample Some Of The Local Produce

Hobart is the perfect place to sample some of Tasmania’s fresh produce. The island is renowned for its seafood, and you will find plenty of restaurants serving up delicious seafood dishes. The island also produces some excellent wines, so visit a few wineries in town. 

Hobart is also a great place to buy fresh produce direct from the farmers. Several farmer’s markets are held each week, where you can buy everything from fruits and vegetables to meat and cheese. So whether you are looking to try some new foods or just want to stock up on your favorite Tasmanian products, check out the local produce when visiting Hobart.

Enjoy Some Retail Therapy

Hobart is a great place to enjoy some retail therapy. There are plenty of shops selling Tasmanian arts and crafts and unique souvenirs you can take home with you. Whether you are after something specific or just want to browse, you are sure to find something to suit your taste.

The Salamanca Market is a great place to start, with over 300 stalls selling everything from food and drink to arts and crafts. For something a little different, check out the CAT Centre, where you can buy handmade furniture and homewares made from recycled materials.

With so many unique shops, Hobart is the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy.

Enjoy The Rich Array Of Dining Options

Regarding dining out, Hobart has no shortage of excellent restaurants. For a genuinely Tasmanian experience, try the seafood at one of the many waterfront eateries. Fresh seasonal produce can be found at Salamanca Market, held every Saturday morning. 

Or for something a little more unique, head to Mona for a degustation menu that only features the finest local ingredients. Whatever your taste, you are sure to find something to enjoy in Hobart’s diverse culinary scene.

Museums And Art Galleries

If you are looking for things to do in Hobart, visiting the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a must. This world-class museum houses Aboriginal artifacts, natural history specimens and fine art collections. You could easily spend hours exploring everything on offer, so allow plenty of time.

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is another popular attraction in Hobart. Housed in an old whaling station on the waterfront, the museum tells the story of Tasmania’s seafaring history. This is the place to go if you are interested in learning more about Tasmania’s rich maritime heritage.

For those interested in Tasmania’s colonial history, a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site is a must. This former penal colony is one of Australia’s best-preserved historical sites, and plenty of guided tours are available to help you make the most of your experience.

Whether you are interested in history, art or simply want to spend some time exploring one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, Hobart has something for everyone.

If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable Australian holiday, Hobart is the place to be. With its stunning natural scenery, fascinating history and vibrant culture, there is something for everyone in Tasmania’s capital city. So why not book your tickets today and experience all that Hobart has to offer?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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