Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Kunanyi, Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty.
Hobart is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond. With captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences.
Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca Market, Australia's best outdoor market.
Take a walk along Hobart's iconic waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up river to MONA for an out-of-this-world modern art experience.
Hobart is also close to many of southern Tasmania's best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.
Bruny Island Traveller is a full day tour from Hobart. Taste your way across Bruny Island, visiting some of our renowned artisan producers on an all inclusive gourmet wilderness adventure whilst discovering the spectacular scenery and cultural heritage of Tasmania's favourite island.
Discover Hobart by foot and hear the fascinating stories of how Tasmania’s capital city was established and how it grew to become the vibrant waterfront city it is today. A local Tasmanian guide will identify the heritage-listed buildings of Hobart while walking the old town. Hear the stories of the hardened characters and issues that were major influences in the early days of Hobart.
Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately-owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler and maths nerd David Walsh, Mona exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a word waterfall and a machine that mimics the human digestive system. The Mona site—perched on the banks of the River Derwent, not far from Hobart—is also home to the Moorilla Winery, The Source restaurant, a bunch of other bars and restaurants, luxury accommodation pavilions, and
Tasmania’s biggest craft brewery (Moo Brew). The best way to visit is to jump on a Mona Roma fast ferry from Hobart’s city centre—just look for a giant camouflaged catamaran with fibreglass animals for seats.
The Tasmanian Gin scene is booming! Drink Tasmania offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours to boutique gin distilleries. An unforgettable day visiting three Tasmanian gin distilleries and one winery.
This experience allows you to enjoy sampling some of Tasmania’s best wine and cheese. Departing Hobart the tour travels east across the Tasman Bridge to the Coal Valley wine region – this is one of the largest wine-growing areas in southern Tasmania.
Visit at least four cellar doors from the following: Pooley Wines, Coal Valley Vineyard, Everyman & His Dog, Frogmore Creek Wines, Craigow Vineyard, Nocton Park Vineyard, Riversdale Estate, and Wobbly Boot Vineyard.
Iron Pot Cruises is a 2½ hour cruise exploring the renowned waterways that influence Hobart's lifestyle. Visit Australia's oldest lighthouse, circumnavigate Betsey Island and discover the city's rich maritime past.
Join a local Tasmanian guide on an exciting journey through 200 alcohol-soaked years of enterprise, hardship and hilarious tales and stories at some of Hobart's old waterfront taverns, pubs and bars. Learn of Hobart’s underbelly through stories of pubs, brothels, smugglers, convicts and some rip-roaring Tasmanian characters who played an unforgettable part in the murky yet fascinating history of Hobart.
This tour is not only for guests who fancy a drink. There’s no obligation to buy a drink at any of the pubs along the way.
The Signature Tour is the perfect option for those who are eager to sample the finest of Tasmania’s whisky, wine, and other delicious craft beverages. Whatever your beverage of choice, there is something for everyone on this tour.
Take a Full Day Tour and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, incorporating a return guided bus tour from Hobart, an award-winning Wilderness Cruise, morning tea, lunch, and a visit to the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.
In this exclusive tour, you will sample the finest local whisky, meet the distillers, get behind the scenes, and taste spirit direct from the stills and the cask. Join the team at Drink Tasmania for an incredible day visiting the estates, touring the distilleries, and tasting the finest whisky Tasmania has to offer.
The Tasmanian wine industry produces multi-award-winning wines and sets the benchmark for cool-climate wine production in Australia. The team at Drink Tasmania has expertly curated wine tours, and you will be introduced to five of southern Tasmania’s best wine experiences.
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