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Top Choice Mountain in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Cloaked in winter snow, kunanyi/Mt Wellington (1271m) towers over Hobart like a benevolent overlord. The citizens find reassurance in its constant, solid presence, while outdoorsy types find the space to hike and bi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

Enshrined by Unesco as a World Heritage Historic Site, this was where Hobart’s female convicts were incarcerated and put to work. Rather amazingly, one in four convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land was a woman. …
Top Choice Brewery in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Cascade Brewery

Standing in startling, Gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery (1824) and is still pumping out superb beers. Ninety-minute tours involve plenty of history, wi…
Top Choice Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Ginger Brown

When a food business is this well run, the mood infects the entire room: happy staff, happy customers and happy vibes. Try the slow-cooked lamb panini with cornichons and hummus, or the signature kimchi pancake. Ver…
Italian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Don Camillo

Quite possibly the oldest restaurant in Hobart (since 1965!), little Don Camillo is still turning out a tight menu of classic Italian pastas, risottos and meat dishes (try the house-made ravioli). Look for the red V…
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…
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…