Top things to do in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Top Choice Mountain in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Ribbed with its striking Organ Pipes cliffs, kunanyi/Mt Wellington (1271m) towers over Hobart like a benevolent overlord. The view from the top stretches over Hobart and much of the state's south, and the slopes are…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

This World Heritage Site was where Hobart’s female convicts were incarcerated and put to work. Around 12,500 women were transported to Tasmania, and at its height the Cascades Female Factory held 1200 women – more c…
Top Choice Brewery in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Cascade Brewery

Standing in startling, Gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Australia’s oldest brewery (1824) is still pumping out superb beers. The daily one-hour tours involve plenty of history, with tasting…
Top Choice Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Ginger Brown

This perennially popular and well-run cafe presents a wide-ranging menu, including a house crumpet with raspberry mascarpone and lemon curd, a black quinoa salad and a poke bowl. It's very kid- and cyclist-friendly,…
Mountain in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Mt Nelson

The Old Signal Station atop Mt Nelson (352m) provides immaculate views over Hobart and the Derwent River estuary. The Mt Nelson semaphore station (established 1811) was once the major link between Hobart and the Por…
Natural Feature in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Lost World

A real local secret (not so secret now, eh?), Lost World is an amazing boulder field near the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, backed by a miniature version of the famous Organ Pipes dolerite cliffs below the summit…
Market in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Hobart Twilight Market

Filling the lawns behind Lower Sandy Bay Beach (aka Long Beach; about 5km south of central Hobart), this summer market runs to a beat of waves and live music. The official line goes, 'eats, drinks, design, music', a…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Liv-eat

Soups, grilled salads, rolls, sandwiches, wraps, juices and smoothies – all of it fresh and/or made on the spot, and none of it deep-fried. It's a healthy formula not necessarily in accord with the lifestyles of the…
Craft Beer in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

World's End Brewpub

The bad old Mayfair Tavern is long gone: in its place is the arty World's End, with an emphasis placed squarely on craft beers and cool tunes ('70s funk is a mainstay). Retro couches and Persian rugs forgive any spi…
Chinese in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Me Wah

From the outside, Me Wah looks just like any suburban shopping-mall joint. But inside it's an elegant confection of chinoiserie, almost bordering on over-the-top. The food is equally stellar, including terrific ways…