Our top 10 Hobart attractions
1. Cascade Brewery:
Established in 1832, Cascade is Australia's oldest continually operating brewery and with the ‘Apple Isle’ renowned for its pristine natural surrounds, this amber ale is considered to be one of the best brews in the country.
2. Constitution Dock:
Most famous for being the rallying point of the annual Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Dock also has a bustling fish market and no shortage of restaurants to enjoy the day's catch.
3. Salamanca Place:
Originally home to whaling warehouses, this row of heritage buildings has been converted into arts and crafts shops, galleries, theatres, pubs and cafes with a famously vibrant Saturday market.
4. Mount Wellington:
In a state of great natural beauty it is fitting that this 1270-metre-high mountain should be at the top of Hobart’s most popular attractions. Enjoy the great outdoors with walking and mountain bike trails, reserves, picnic areas and spectacular views of Hobart and beyond.
The Museum of Old and New Art, is an extraordinary sensory experience which has earned a reputation for generating a new wave of worldwide interest in Hobart and Tasmania. The brainchild of Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh, it is the largest privately funded “museum” in Australia.
6. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary:
While you won't see the extinct Tasmanian tiger here, you'll still have unique, up-close encounters with local furry and feathered friends. Established in 1981 to care for injured and orphaned wildlife, Bonorong is now Tasmania's most popular wildlife park.
7. Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery:
Founded by the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1843, this combined museum, art gallery and state herbarium celebrates elements of Hobart and Tasmania’s cultural heritage and bio-diversity.
8. Penitentiary Chapel:
No understanding of Hobart history can be complete without an exploration of its convict past and founding in the early 1800s as a penal colony. Home to the convict barracks of Hobart Town and later Hobart Gaol, tours of Penitentiary Chapel offer a fascinating insight into an often brutal past.
9. Bruny Island:
Known for its stunning landscapes of jagged cliffs, pristine beaches and rolling green hills, Bruny Island is also ripe for foodie exploration with cheese, oysters and pinot noir being among its most famous exports.
10. Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens:
Take a breather and wander among the trees, many as old as Hobart itself in these delightful gardens found within the Queens Domain. There is a restaurant and visitors’ centre, and numerous botanic attractions including the unique, sub-Antarctic plant house.