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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in the world's most gruelling open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 28 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve. (Yachties sure can party…). Check the yachts out in Constitution Doc…
Top Choice Cultural in Hobart


The sinister sister of Launceston's MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO broods in the half-light of June's winter solstice. Expect live music, installations, readings, film noir, bonfires, red wine and the dark and delightful Wint…
Food & Drink in Hobart

Taste of Tasmania

On either side of New Year’s Eve, this week-long harbourside event is a celebration of Tassie’s gastronomic prowess. The seafood, wines and cheeses are predictably fab, or you can branch out into mushrooms, truffles…
Sports in Hobart

Hobart International

As a prelude to the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne later in January, the Hobart International draws plenty of big-name players (just the ladies) for a weeklong tournament. Games are played at the D…
Cultural in Hobart

Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Biennial event (held in odd-numbered years) showcasing Tasmania’s boat-building heritage and maritime traditions. You can almost smell the Huon pine. Coincides with the Royal Hobart Regatta.
Music in Hobart

Festival of Voices

Sing to keep the winter chills at bay during Australia's largest vocal festival, featuring myriad performances, workshops, cabaret and choirs at venues around town. Things get warmest at the Big Sing Bonfire.
Fair in Hobart

Royal Hobart Show

Enduring rural-meets-urban festival showcasing Tassie’s primary industries. Overpriced show bags, hold-on-to-your-lunch rides, carnies and the fecund aromas of nature – you get the picture.
Sports in Hobart

Royal Hobart Regatta

Three days of yacht watching and mayhem on the Derwent River. Held annually in mid-February, coinciding with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival every second year.