Hobart activities and attractions
The go to place for any tourist visiting Hobart. Runs every Saturday and plenty of food stalls, craft and local produce. Also, plenty of busking musicians spread throughout one of Tasmanian’s most unique locations.
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
This is defiantly a museum with a difference and artwork that is not your mainstream art. However, there is plenty to see and the building is simply magnificent. You can arrive by car or choose to the ferry from Hobarts Franklin wharf along the Derwent River. Situated a short drive from Hobart in the Suburb of Berriedale.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Situated at the Queens Domain in Hobart. Plenty of places to sit and relax and enjoy the magnificent gardens. Kids love to feed the ducks and run around the large open spaces. Stroll through the Japanese garden and explore some wonderful plants and scenery.
Mount Wellington – officially known as kunanyi
Standing 1271 meters this is the go to lookout offering widespread views across all of Hobart and beyond. You can drive to the top of mountain on the Pinnacle Road, however be aware if it’s been snowing it’s often close. There are plenty of waling tracks and best of all its free access all around.
Mount Field National Park
One of Tasmanian many National parks 64 klm northwest from Hobart. Has beautiful rainforest’s and the wonderful Russel falls. A great day if you looking for things to do with kids or have a family picnic, however you will need a Tasmanian Parks pass to enter.
Port Arthur Historic Site
Located on the Tasmanian Peninsula 100 klm from Hobart. Built during the 18th and 19th century as a former convict settlement. One of Tasmanian’s most popular tourist spots, you need a day to get there and explore from Hobart.
A family friendly town situated in the Coal River Valley. As some wonderful old buildings dating back to 1820 and has the famous Richmond Bridge which is still in use today built back in 1823. Kids love feeding the ducks under the bridge. Make sure you visit the Lolli shop.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated at Brighton approximately 40-minutes’ drive from Hobart CBD. Really a must do for any family that loves animals. Run by very passionate people that love their animals. Funds made though the park go back into assisting issues in the surrounding environment.