Hobart Activities & Things To Do

Hobart, in proportion to its small size, must be Australia’s ‘Capital of Things to Do.’

Here is a sample of what is on offer:

  • Check out Salamanca Place and get a feel for Old Hobart. Stroll past the rows of beautiful 1830’s sandstone buildings now converted to shops, cafes and nightspots.
  • Visit the Saturday open-air market and rub shoulders with the friendly locals. The market is crammed with cuddly creative crafts, ceramics, curios and collectables.
  • Drop in to the Art Centre and view 75 different retail outlets, galleries, studios and performing arts venues.
  • Shoot up to Battery Point and see Arthur’s Circus - quaint little colonial cottages plus a Military Museum.
  • Stroll down to Franklin Wharf and buy scrumptious seafood at floating stalls on Constitution Dock.
  • Admire some of the 60 National Trust heritage buildings in Macquarie and Davey Streets.
  • Visit the Museum, Art Gallery, Maritime Museum and the Moorillla Museum of Antiquities.
  • Tickle the tastebuds and sweet-tooths with samples at the Cadbury Factory and the Cascade Brewery.
  • Savour some fulsome fudge at the original 1828 Cascades Female Factory.
  • Wander through the Queen’s Domain and Botanical Gardens and climb Mts Wellington and Nelson.
  • Backpacker Sleepervans Tasmania AustraliaDrive down to Port Arthur penal colony for the mind-boggling interpretative tour, the Isle of the Dead, and spine-tingling Ghost Tours in the dead of night.
  • Follow the Huon Trail to wilderness waterways and wild walks on the awesome Tahune Air Walk, high above the forest.
  • Walk the Tasman Trail to Fortescue Bay, beside the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Hop on the Bruny Island ferry and soak up the sun in company with salubrious seals, soaring seabirds and dancing dolphins.
  • Hire a bike from the Pickled Frog backpackers or Island Cycle Tours and freewheel beside the Derwent.
  • Catch a combo ‘peddle ‘n paddle’ cycle/kayak trip, from Hobart.
  • Swim at Bellerive and Sandy Bays and shoot the surf at Clifton Beach.
  • Dawdle along to Drifter’s Cafe at dusk and grab the Ghost Tour for tall tales and tingling terrors.
  • Cruise on the Derwent, take a scenic flight and shop ‘till you drop in Elizabeth Street Mall.
  • The list is endless and the fun never stops. There’s nothing dull about Hobart despite what those haughty ‘mainlanders’ say.