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Why visit Hobart
Nestled between river and mountains, Tasmania's capital city packs a punch. Hobart is one of the oldest cities in Australia, lending it a sense of historic reverence and sophistication. Protected by the magnificent Mount Wellington, Hobart gives off a vibe of quiet confidence in a relaxed, peaceful environment. With beautiful landscapes and some of the planet's freshest air, Hobart is a welcome retreat for the world-weary.
Best time to visit Hobart
Tasmania can get cold so the best time for visitors is over the summer months (December to February) where the temperatures are at their warmest. Take note that summer is also peak travel time so expect other tourists if you visit during summer.
Getting around Hobart
Hobart has reliable public buses available for those without cars. To use public transport, purchase a metro Greencard. This will give you access to discounted rates and a daily cap. To travel to the infamous MONA, there are private ferries that you can take departing from Brooke st Pier on Hobart's waterfront.
What to do in Hobart
Tasmania's capital, Hobart, sits on the river Derwent and is known to charm visitors with its mix of heritage buildings, progressive culture, and breathtaking scenes of nature. Whether you want to marvel at traditional architecture, be transported by a world-class gallery, experience otherwordly festivals like Dark MOFO, or be in awe of natural beauty, Hobart is the place to go. Enjoy a waterfront coffee and stroll, visit a brewery in a historic part of town and let the spirit of Hobart draw you in.
Free things to do in Hobart
Begin your Hobart escape at Salamanca Markets, where you'll find fresh produce, live music, and artisan snacks, brews and crafts.
Hobart Museum & Art Gallery
Take a stroll through the Hobart Museum & Art Gallery, where you'll get the added pleasure of viewing the building itself; one of Hobart's most beautiful heritage architectural sites.
Fun things to do in Hobart
Museum of Old and New Art - MONA
Catch a ferry out from Hobart to MONA and wander around this unique museum. Make a day of it and visit the adjoining restaurants or sip a Martinin at Void Bar, a cocktail bar buried seventeen metres underground. Idyllically located and with beautiful architecture, there's much to enjoy beyond the incredible installations.
The Cascade Brewery
Located about 4km from the city centre and easily accessible by public transport, taking a tour of this historic brewery is a must do. The cascade brewery is the oldest operating brewery in Australia and looks the part with its formidable yet beautiful gothic exterior. Take note it gets busy so it's always best to book ahead.
Eat & Drink in Hobart
Visit the pier and waterfront of Hobart to enjoy good eats with views to match. Choose from more casual seafood options such as fish and chips, or indulge in a spot of fine dining. Visit a local brewery like Shambles brewery to enjoy craft beer in an old warehouse. Visit Franklin Square between 4pm and 9pm on a Friday for a food market extraordinaire. There's food trucks, musicians as well as tables and grassy spaces all centred around the fountain.
Where to stay in Hobart
Whether wanting to stay local or venture out to Bruny Island, Accor's Hobart accommodation and apartments have got you covered. With spectacular views and plush accommodation, you'll find the perfect home base for your Hobart retreat.