If you happen to visit Tasmania, make sure to stop at its capital, Hobart. It’s only an hour-long flight from the Australian mainland. The city’s backdrop is the Mount Wellington view that makes for a welcoming sight when you visit Hobart.
Hobart is popular among tourists because of its cool climate, picturesque views, lots of shops, and delicious food. Expect a lot from this port city, especially with all the things that you can do in it.
Conquer Mount Wellington and marvel over the view of the city at a different vantage point. You can bike, walk or take a trike to reach the peak. Many tourists though enjoy their descent from the mountain on their bike and the rush that it gives them.
Tasmanian Air Adventures
Hobart is beautiful as it is, but you’ll see it in a different and more impressive light if you’re up in the air. Aside from enjoying the aerial view, you can also book trips to iconic spots in Tasmania, such as Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, and Bruny Island, among others. The flight will show you the best spots of the Tasmanian capital, such as the Derwent River, the Botanic Gardens, the Government House, the Tasman Bridge, and more.
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
The museum opened in 2011 and has become one of top historical icons in the country. It serves as home to a private collection of winery, art, brewery, restaurant, and wine bar.
Go sailing on the Derwent River for a few hours. This is also the finish line for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. You can follow that race course, too. If you want total relaxation, you can even bring some Tasmanian wine with you.
Relax as you take in the coastal scenery of Bruny Island. Enjoy watching the whales, dolphins, albatrosses, and seals. The island was even ranked among the Top 100 Greatest Trips in the World and was the best tourist attraction in Australia from 2008 to 2011. It is the perfect spot for those who want to get on sightseeing and wildlife cruises.
The Huon Trail
The trail is peppered with vineyards, orchards, roadside stalls, and cider cellar doors. It also treats its visitors to the views of Cygnet and Hastings Caves.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens
Rest your eyes by looking at the greenery in these gardens. It has been around for almost 200 years, but it has only improved year after year, while following the high standards set for all botanic gardens in Australia.
It covers 13.5 hectares and is home to more than 6,500 species of flowers, plants, and other floras. The gardens are also divided into different sections with different themes.
The State Cinema
This is one of the greatest Hobart icons that have been around for more than 100 years. Its art-deco style facade is a contrast to its modern and sophisticated interiors with the cafe and book shop. The cinema also presents an intimate atmosphere as it accommodates only a few people, making for a more satisfying viewing experience.
If you like beer, this is a must-visit spot. It produces some great beers, including Cascade Lager. But more than its impressive beer production capability, the facility in itself is more than 150 years old. It is also the capital’s oldest running brewery. The facility’s colonial-style architecture makes it even more impressive to look at. Grab a few beers in the bar and relax with your family, friends, or other travellers.
There are more things to do in Hobart, Tasmania so don’t limit your itinerary to the things cited above. Explore the city and make the most out of your trip.