What to do in Hobart
Mount Wellington: Dominating the landscape around Hobart is the majestic Mount Wellington, or Kunanyi as the traditional custodians call it. The spectacular views from its 1,200m-high peak can be reached easily by car, or if you're feeling energetic, by foot. Depending on the mood of the mountain, you'll witness a breathtaking view, or you'll have an otherworldly experience, engulfed in mist and clouds.
Salamanca Place: Lined with heritage sandstone buildings that date back to the 1830s, Salamanca Place reminds us of Hobart's bygone era of whaling. These days, Salamanca is the place to come for cocktails and an excellent meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants available. It's also home to the quintessential-Hobart Salamanca markets held every Saturday.
MONA: The Museum of New and Old Art is home to a world-class private art collection of the philanthropist, David Walsh. The art, notorious for its themes of sex and death, extends through three underground levels and includes ancient antiquities, contemporary art masterpieces, with notable works by Sidney Nolan and James Turrell. Self-proclaimed by Walsh as a "subversive adult-Disney Land", the art is thought-provoking, and at times, disturbing. Catching the camouflaged catamaran to the Museum is half of the fun, especially if you upgrade to the "posh pit", with complimentary drinks and canapes in a private bar on board.
Cascade Brewery: Discover the secret to brewing a great beer at Australia's oldest brewery, dating back to 1824. Join a tour to learn more about the history and process, or enjoy a tasting paddle of Cascade beers and Mercury ciders in the heritage gardens.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Explore the rich history and culture of Tasmania at this combined Gallery, Museum, and Herbarium. Don't miss the immersive ingina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery, which explores and celebrates the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginals. There is also a fascinating look into the enigma of Tasmania, the Thylacine. The exhibit is a stark reminder of how quickly our native animals can be lost.
Bruny Island: This small island is situated just an hour south of Hobart. Join a wildness cruise for a chance to see Australian fur seals, whales, dolphins and more, along the beautiful and rugged coastline. The island is also famous for its food, cheese in particular. Sample cheeses to your heart's content at Bruny Island Cheese Co., before shucking into some beautiful fresh oysters at Get Shucked.