Top Choice Museum in Hobart


Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA occupies a saucepan-shaped peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, abutting a sheer rock face, the $75-million museum …
Top Choice Historic Site in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca was the hub of Hobart’s trade and commerce. …
Top Choice Market in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday morning since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has lured hippies and craft merchants from the foothills to fill the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Pl with their stalls. Fresh organic produce, sec…
Top Choice Museum in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

This excellent new waterfront installation is an exact model of the hut in which Sir Douglas Mawson hunkered down on his 1911–14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set sail from Hobart. Inside it is 100% authe…
Top Choice Market in Central Hobart

Farm Gate Market

Salamanca Market on the waterfront has been a success for decades, but this hyperactive new foodie street-mart might just give it a run for its money. Trading commences with the ding of a big brass bell at 9am. Elbo…
Historic Building in Central Hobart

Theatre Royal

Take a backstage tour of Hobart’s prestigious Theatre Royal. Host to bombastic thespians since 1834, and despite a major fire in 1984, it remains Australia’s oldest continuously operating theatre.
Food Factory in Hobart

Cadbury Chocolate Factory

Cadbury no longer runs factory tours (occupational health and safety…sigh), but you can still catch a 30-minute info session (hourly from 9am to 2pm) and invest in some choc products. Driving is the best way to get …
Historic Site in Hobart

Female Factory

Finally being recognised as an important historic site (one in four convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land was a woman), this was where Hobart’s female convicts were incarcerated. Explore the site under your own …
Museum in Central Hobart

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Highlighting shipwrecks, boat building, whaling and Hobart’s unbreakable bond with the sea, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania has an interesting (if a little static) collection of photos, paintings, models and relics …
Museum in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Narryna Heritage Museum

This stately Greek-revival sandstone-fronted mansion (pronounced ‘Narinna’), built in 1837, is set in established grounds and contains a treasure trove of domestic colonial artefacts. Not far away is the adjunct Mar…