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Top 10 Things to Do in Hobart

top 10 things to do in Hobart, Australia

 

You may have booked a motorhome hire in Hobart, what next? Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania is the second oldest city in Australia. Hobart is a very special place and a fantastic destination for a variety of attractions and activities either in the surrounding world heritage wilderness areas or in the city itself. If you love the sound of a walk-able city centered around a harbour with historic neighborhoods, historic buildings and a good local vibe, pack your bags as whatever your interest, you’ll find plenty to do in the area.

Salamanca Markets

Salamanca Place is a row of old sandstone warehouses that are ideally situated along the waterfront. This area was once the buisness headquarters for Hobart’s wealthy merchants but the whole area fell into disrepair until the late 1960’s according to my guidebook. Apparently, a group of artists met to turn one of the warehouses into a working space. A revival soon followed. Today, Salamanca place is the spirtual home of Hobart’s small but vital creative community and it is lined with galleries, cafés and restaurants, and of course, the ever popular Salamanca Market. […]

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Mountains

From the top of Mt Wellington, on a clear day, you are rewarded with spectular views. You can see over to the Tasman Penninsula and also to the Southern Wilderness Area. Mt Wellington is 1270 metres (4000 feet) high. It is about 21 km drive from Hobart CBD on good roads, taking you through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine terrain. […]

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Breweries and Confection visits

Chances are that anyone reading this tip has most likely enjoyed one of the many products of the Cadbury-Schweppes company at some point in their lives. Popular in America are the famous Cadbury Easter Eggs, where the Easter Bunny was seen laying these! Needless to say, you have probably enjoyed a Dairy Milk Bar, Caramello Koala or Cherry Ripe, all of which are produced here in Australia! […]

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Museums

The Annual Breakfast for Hope held recently at the MONA in Berriedale organised by the Fight Cancer Foundation was a roaring success with special guest Brynne Edelsten (Star of My Bedazzled Life) with around a hundred guests attending to raise funds for the John Opie House to benefit cancer patients and their families. […]

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Richmond

Richmond has a model village named “Old Hobart Town” that has been largely reconstructed from original plans that depicts Hobart as it was in the 1820’s. Feel like a giant as you weave yourself through the maze of exhibits. Thought it was cheesy but it turned out quite fine. […]

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Parks / Gardens / National Parks

One of Hobart’s treasures is St. David’s Park. Located in the city center, and just off the famed Salamanca street, it is a haven in a city that hardly needs one yet so beautifully green. Having visited in the summer, we were also lucky to see most of the park’s flowers in bloom. Try to include this park on your route when heading towards Battery Point. If memory serves me correctly, this park was once the city of Hobart’s cemetary. […]

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Suburbs, Hobart

We brought our visitors to Sandy Bay Beach for a quick bite after meeting them at their hotel in Hobart as they were really hungry after their flight. The nearest lovely but quiet place to have it was Sandy Bay. Our son goes to the University ofTasmania in Sandy Bay and we often come here when we take him there on days that he’d have a few hours of classes and we could wait here and enjoy ourselves. […]

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East Coast, Hobart

Drive up the East coast highway.
It is a fantastic drive as the road winds its way around the beaches for many kilometers of the coast from orford in the south to st helens in the north. Bay of fires and St helens are great places to visit!
Coles bay is also a MUST see. hike up to the top of Mt Amos. It’s a hard hike but the views are worth it!!! […]

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Launceston

Experience regular farm activities (sheep herding, milking a cow, sheep wool shearing, etc) … have a jolly time, learn a bit and have a great lunch ! […]

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