Top things to do in Hobart

Top Choice Museum in MONA & Northern Hobart

MONA

Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA is burrowed into the Triassic sandstone of a peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, the $75-million museum created by…
Top Choice Street in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca Pl was then the waterfront – good…
Top Choice Sports in Hobart

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

After leaving Sydney on Boxing Day, 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…
Top Choice Cultural in Hobart

Dark MOFO

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…
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 Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Battery Point

Tucked in behind Salamanca Pl, the old maritime village of Battery Point is a tight nest of lanes and 19th-century cottages. Spend an afternoon exploring: stumble up Kelly’s Steps from Salamanca Pl and wander throug…
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 Market in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has filled the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Pl with more than 300 stalls. Fresh organic produce, secondhand clothes and books, tacky tourist souvenirs, ce…
Top Choice Area in MONA & Northern Hobart

North Hobart

Hobart at its most bohemian, the Elizabeth St strip in North Hobart (aka NoHo) is lined with dozens of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs – enough to keep you coming back meal after drink after meal. Also here is the…