Hobart is rich in history with beautiful heritage sandstone buildings, spectacular natural surroundings and a timeless elegance that underpins the lifestyle and culture of the city. Island life is at its finest in Hobart, as the River Derwent winds through the city and the suburbs stretch out around pristine beaches and bays. Hobart offers the best of village life with a cosmopolitan vibe and is renowned for its wonderful food and wine, arts and culture. If you’re thinking about relocating to Hobart, here are 5 cool things you’ll get to visit whenever you want as a local!
Hobart city is nestled at the base of this majestic mountain and visitors are often surprised to discover that just a 20-minute drive up the winding access road, the city is left behind and they are surrounded by stunning Tasmania wilderness. There are walking, biking, horse riding and four-wheel driving tracks up the mountain as well as a spectacular view at the top over Hobart and beyond.
Salamanca Place is possibly Hobart’s most photographed location, especially on Saturdays when the famous Salamanca Market takes over the historic warehouse precinct behind the dockyards. Artisans and producers from across the state bring the square to life with local art, crafts, produce, food, drinks and music.
North of the city is one of Hobart’s most popular attractions – the Museum of Old and New Art. The largest privately funded museum in Australia, MONA has a breathtaking collection as well as hosting numerous arts and musical festivals and events throughout the year. It’s accessible by ferry ride up the Derwent River from the Brooke Street Pier which adds to the appeal.
Battery Point is one of the best preserved original neighbourhoods in Hobart and its quaint village streets and pristine houses around Arthur’s Circus give you a sense of how life was here in the early 1800s. Its tiny cottages and historical beauty are only matched by the wonderful cafés and gourmet food stores in the area. Stop off at the local bakery for freshly baked pies or follow the historic walking route to learn more about the early residents.
Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum
Hobart has been an Australian connection point to Antarctica for many years and still today is a hub to provide important equipment and supplies to their colder southern neighbor. Visitors can learn more about Mawson’s historic expedition of 1911 – 1914 and Hobart’s role in Antarctica exploration by visiting the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum.
Our comprehensive Hobart city guide contains everything you need to know about Hobart and more. From its sights and attractions, to how to get around, we also give you an overview of the suburbs to help you decide where to live, for whatever stage of life you’re in.