Hobart, the capital of Tasmanian state of Australia and second oldest city of the country, offers a plenty of things for travellers of every age and taste. Particularly for tourists who love visiting breathable and walkable cities, Hobart is a place to be.
Surrounded by historical places and home to magnificent historical buildings, the city is a mecca for history buffs. What’s more, add fresh taste-tingling seafood, the bustling markets and awesome day out tour destinations, the Tasmanian city simply rocks!
Without further ado, here is my highlight of top things to do while in Hobart for the first time.
Top Things to Do or See
MONA – It is a must-visit place of the city. Basically it is an art gallery with interesting and inspiring art pieces on showcase.
Salamanca Markets – Don’t get surprised if you heard of exclusive Salamanca market tours. It is one of the best street markets of the country where you will find vendors selling wares and mouth-watering food.
Salamanca Place – Sitting at Salamanca Place and Salamanca square, visiting the historic Georgian sandstone warehouses, and indulging into great food and drinks are some must-dos.
Historic battery point – In close proximity to Salamanca, it is one of the most prominent suburbs of the city and is home to a number of historical homes. Go walking and visiting these prestigious houses with beautiful rose gardens.
Historic Harbour – Well, this is the place where the popular Sydney-Hobart yacht race ends in early January every year. Early morning is the perfect time to visit this magnificent harbour in its best attire with clear sky and the soothing serenity.
Cascade Brewery – Arrive at the oldest brewery of the country and try from its wide range of beers and ciders served in a picturesque rooftop setting. You may mingle with the locals and other travellers too.
Female Factory – It is the only world heritage property in the entire country that has the female story of transportation. The heritage walk at the Female Factory is a good experience.
Mt. Wellington – The locals affectionately called it as ‘the Mountain’. Its highest peak is 1271 meter above the ground offering great views of the Hobart harbour and the Derwent River. You can enjoy bushwalking, picnicking and barbecuing in open-air.
Day out tours from Hobart
You can easily book your choice of campervan hire Hobart by spending an hour or less over the internet. A campervan hire will save you from relying on public transportations solely and will give you ultimate flexibility to drive outside the city at your own pace. Following are some famous destinations for day out trips from Hobart.
Port Arthur – It is one of the most visited historical sites of South Australia. The place has a troubled and violet past, but it’s natural setting will make you experience peace and happiness.
Bruny Island – This is arguably the most beautiful holiday experiences offered by the Tasmanian island. Get aboard a cruise and take in the wilderness of Tasmania while watching sea caves, spellbinding cliffs, seabirds, dolphins, migrating whales, seals, and a lot more.
Richmond – This charming old town of Tasmania is just a short drive away from Hobart. Drive your way, and visit the antique shops, art galleries, or simply walk along the river.
So, when are you traveling to Hobart? Book your campervan rental Hobart well before your arrival in the city and make the most of your time while holidaying!