View of the beach landscape with a trail leading directly to the beach in Hobart, Tasmania

Cruise to Hobart, Tasmania

As the capital of Tasmania, Hobart's Colónial history is on display in the harbor town's architecture. Visit Battery Point, Hobart's main historical district — here, you'll find narrow lanes and Colónial seafarers' cottages dating back to the 1800s. Then, head to the waterfront to check out Salamanca Place, the city's cultural hot spot: Peruse through the boutiques, cafes and restaurants that now occupy the neighborhood's Georgian sandstone warehouses. Cruise to Hobart, Tasmania and explore Mount Wellington, the 1,271 meter-high basalt monolith that backdrops the city. It's a 30-minute drive to the summit, and once you're there, you can take in the panoramic views or stretch your legs with some bushwalking.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Australian Dollar (AUD)

Things To Do in Hobart

Weatherboard Homes on a suburban street in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania Weatherboard Homes

Recharge Your Battery

Recharge Your Battery

Discover the many historical and cultural gems that await in Hobart's Battery Point neighborhood. Admire its Colónial-style buildings dating back to the 1830s. Check out St. George's — this sandstone church was designed in the 19th century by then-convict James Blackburn.

A boardwalk through an icy grassy landscape with views of Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania Boardwalk

Meander Mount Wellington

Meander Mount Wellington

Take the 30-minute road to the summit of monstrous Mount Wellington, which has a wooden boardwalk and enclosed lookout. The summit is often covered in snow, even in summer. However, its lower section consists of thickly forested trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding.

The botanical gardens of Tasmania situated in Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania Botanical Gardens

Gather in the Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are about a 25-minute walk from Hobart's center. Established in 1818, the Gardens have Tasmanian, Chinese, cactus and palm collections, as well as a Subantarctic Plant House that recreates the climate and flora of antarctic Macquarie Island.

Fresh Traditional Australian meat mini pie on the wooden board on table background

Hobart, Tasmania Meat Mini Pie

Local Cuisine

Don't leave Hobart without sampling the Tassie classic: meat pies. A flaky puff pastry crust covers a savory center of spiced chicken or beef. Go higher-end with a dinner of Flinders Island lamb, local oysters or Spring Bay mussels. For a sweet treat, stop into Daci and Daci Bakers and try to choose just one cake or pastry — it's easier said than done.

Handmade woven cotton cloth from Hobart Tasmania Australia

Hobart, Tasmania Handmade Cotton Cloth


There are several local designers with stalls at the Saturday Salamanca Market, including Made By Hand. Salamanca Place is a great spot to shop for souvenirs every day of the week during your Hobart cruise. Peruse the boutiques and shops of this neighborhood for Tasmanian timber and lavender gifts, jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven wool and cloth items and Tasmanian-inspired fine art prints.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 If you want to bush walk on Mount Wellington, remember to bring high-quality hiking boots with you.
2 Unlike many other Australian cities, Hobart does get chilly in winter, when the average temperature ranges between 5 and 12 degrees Celsius (40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit).

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