The capital of Tasmania, Hobart is a charming city brimming with history, humming with creativity and fringed by scenic wilderness.

Walk the City

Covering the footprint of the land granted to Reverend Robert (Bobby) Knopwood in 1805, the self-guided In Bobby’s Footsteps walk follows the history of Battery Point, Hobart’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood.

Historic houses in Battery Point, Hobart

Battery Point is Hobart’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood.

Getting Around

Downtown Hobart, the waterfront and Battery Point are all easily explored on foot. If you want to travel further afield, hop on a public bus.

Where to Eat


Fico’s impressive shared menu is inspired by the heritage of its Italian owners, but the local Tasmanian produce used is the real standout.

Fico Hobart

The famous Fico.

Frank Restaurant

The feasting menu served up at Frank is created with diners upon arrival at this waterfront restaurant, and caters to all tastes.

Frank Hobart

Frank caters to all tastes.


There is more local and seasonal Tassie produce on the menu at this convivial 20-seat eatery, tucked away in the back streets of the city.

Plates at Templo Hobart

Get your Templo fix.

Where to Stay

The Tasman

Old and new combine to stunning effect at this luxury property. While there, book a table at Peppina to enjoy Italian cusine with a local twist.

The Tasman

The Tasman boasts 152 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites.

Moss Hotel

This boutique hotel resides over two historic buildings and features intimate rooms with original timbers and stonework, and luxurious finishes.

Moss Hotel

Moss Hotel Is a hidden retreat above the bustling Salamanca Place.

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Australia’s first art hotel is housed in a heritage waterfront warehouse and displays some 500 pieces of local art.

the Henry Jones Art Hotel

At the Henry Jones Art Hotel history and art collide.

Islington Hotel

1847, the Islington Hotel is adorned in art by the likes of Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso and comes with a view of Mount Wellington.

Facade of Islington Hotel

Islington Hotel comes with a view of Mount Wellington.

Ultimate Experience

This midwinter festival attracts people from all over the country for its brilliant, blasphemous and thought-provoking displays and performances.

Dark Mofo.

The magic of Dark Mofo.

Ultimate Entertainment Option

A local icon, the historic State Cinema has been entertaining locals for a century. Australian and international films are shown across 11 screens, and during summer there’s a rooftop cinema that plays blockbusters with views of the city and Kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

State theatre Hobart

Hobart’s Cinematic icon has entertained since 1913.

Another Good Walk

The epic 8.8-mile Hobart to the Pinnacle walk climbs 3937 feet from Hobart Rivulet, through the city, behind the historic Cascade Brewery and into the bushland and fern-filled creek gullies of Wellington Park. You’ll be rewarded with wildlife spottings and great views.

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Summit

Visit the Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Summit in Hobart. (Credit: Luke Tscharke)

Family Fun

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 30 minutes north of Hobart, this sanctuary cares for native animals in need, including Tasmanian (Tassie) devils, wombats and koalas. Join the free daily tour or book a close encounter or feeding experience with the friendly critter of your choice.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Visit the locals at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Salamanca Markets

One of the biggest outdoor markets in the country and a beloved institution in Hobart, Salamanca Markets hosts more than 300 stallholders selling arts and crafts, jewelry, delicious food, collectables and homewares all day long on Saturday.

Salamanca markets

One of the biggest outdoor markets in the country.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Covering 34 acres, these gardens feature a Sub Antarctic Plant House, a Japanese Garden, as well as more than 6000 species of both natives and exotics. Stroll the many pathways past ponds and landscaped displays or enjoy a picnic on the lawns.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens were established in 1818.

Beyond the City

The beautiful Huon Valley is just 30 minutes from Hobart and home to quaint villages, the Huon River, and the soaring Tahune Forest Airwalk. It’s also well known for its cideries and cool-climate winemakers – Ageing Barrel Tours runs tours to the region between October and May to sample gourmet wines, ciders, gin, vodka and local cheeses.

 Huon Valley

The beautiful Huon Valley is just 30 minutes from Hobart.

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