Top things to do in Hobart

Top Choice Museum in MONA & Northern 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 & 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 was the hub of Hobart’s trade and…
Top Choice Art in Hobart


The sinister sister of 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 midnight feasts, all mainlining Tasmania'…
Top Choice Sports in Hobart

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in the world's most gruelling open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 29 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve. (Yachties sure can party…)
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 Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Battery Point

An empty rum bottle’s throw from the waterfront, the old maritime village of Battery Point is a tight nest of lanes and 19th-century cottages, packed together like shanghaied landlubbers in a ship’s belly. Spend an …
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 Neighbourhood in MONA & Northern Hobart

North Hobart

Hobart at its most bohemian and multicultural, the Elizabeth St strip in North Hobart (or 'NoHo' to those with a sense of humour) is lined with dozens of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs – enough to keep you coming…
Top Choice Museum in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Incorporating Hobart’s oldest building, the Commissariat Store (1808), this revamped museum features Aboriginal and colonial relics and excellent wildlife displays. The gallery curates a collection of Tasmanian colo…