Where to go and what to do to have fun in the sun in Hobart over summer
BEST BEER GARDENS
Great for: Meeting locals in this old sandstone warehouse before spilling out onto Salamanca Place.
Details: 39 Salamanca Pl. (03) 6223 5808.
Great for: Head to Shippies after the yacht race for a classic pub meal and a pint with the other sailors in town.
BEST ROOFTOP BARS
Great for: The cool kids. Head upstairs to The Rooftop where exposed brick walls give off that
urban outfit vibe.
Details: Fridays and Saturdays, 112 Murray St. (03) 6234 5112; tattersallshoteltas.com.au
BEST AL FRESCO DINING
Great for: Fresh fish and chips right on the wharf. Take a coat – it can get cold even in summer.
Mezethes Greek Taverna
Great for: Seafood done the traditional Greek way at this loud, family-friendly restaurant.
Details: Salamanca Square. (03) 6224 4601.
Pier One, Wrest Point Hotel
Great for: A long lunch right on the waterfront at this five-star hotel.
BEST PICNIC SPOTS
Great for: Kids who love trains won’t want to leave Train Park, with train bridge, play train and tricycle track. There’s BBQ facilities on site too.
Details: Warwick St, West Hobart. (03) 6238 2711.
Great for: Weekday lunches in the shade of oak trees and shadow of explorer and one-time Tasmanian governor Sir John Franklin’s statue.
Details: Davey St. (03) 6238 2711.
Great for: Anything and everything. Food, flowers, clothes, jewelry, toys…Every Saturday Salamanca Place is transformed into a waterfront shopping precinct.
Details: 8,30am-3pm every Saturday, Salamanca Pl. puretasmania.com.au
Hobart Showground Sunday Market
Great for: The Royal Hobart Show takes over in October; for the rest of the year come here for fresh produce, handicrafts and garden supplies.
Historic Battery Point
Great for: History buffs. Stroll along Battery Point past Hobart’s oldest houses, Anglesea Barracks and the Military Museum on this gentle
The Summit Track
Great for: Hikers who like to look down on the land will enjoy this loop track through Knocklofty Reserve.