No matter what the weather in Hobart is like, these Tassie activities and destinations will keep you sheltered from the elements. Perfect for year-round visitation.
1. Immerse yourself in the magic and madness of MONA
A trip to Hobart at any time is incomplete without visiting MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. It’s Australia’s biggest privately owned museum, and is unlike any other you would have visited before.
MONA is only 15 minutes from the city if you’re driving or a comfortable 30 minute trip on the ferry where you can choose from the ‘posh pit’ with canapes and complimentary drinks in the lounge and private deck or ‘cattle class’.
When you arrive, venture underground to be immersed in what the museum’s owner, David Walsh describes as a “subversive adult Disneyland”. Bring an open mind as you explore the thought-provoking and at times controversial collection of art.
2. Sample Tasmania’s finest spirits
Tasmania’s boutique spirits industry is continuing to boom. Your time in Hobart, Tasmania is well spent by soaking up the atmosphere and sampling local spirits as you visit one of the city’s bars or cellar doors. Visit Lark Distillery and Cellar Door
by the Hobart waterfront or drive 15 minutes out of the CBD and take a tour of the Sullivan’s Cove
Distillery – home to one of the leading whiskies in the world. Sullivan’s Cove have tours running on the hour, although it’s best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
3. Tour Australia’s oldest operational brewery
If beer’s more your thing, Cascade Brewery
cannot be missed. Learn more about Australia’s oldest, still operating brewery and expand your brewing knowledge on a guided tour.
Choose from a classic brewery tour which will take you behind the scenes to learn more about Cascade’s approach to brewing, followed by a tasting; the Cascade Story Tour where you will learn about the heroes and villains of Cascade over the years or a historical play that will take you back to the 1800s to meet the wife of Cascade founder Peter Degraves.