North Hobart

Top choice in 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 excellent art-house State Cinema, and Hobart's staunchest live-music room, the Republic Bar & Café. Must-do Hobart!

To get here, it's about a 1.5km walk from the city centre up gently sloping Elizabeth St, or jump on almost any bus numbered between 500 and 562 from the city centre.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Hobart attractions

1. Hobart Convict Penitentiary

0.61 MILES

The courtrooms, cells and gallows at 'the Tench' had a hellish reputation in the 1800s, and every convict in Tasmania passed through here. The barracks…

2. Allport Library & Museum of Fine Arts

0.72 MILES

The State Library is home to this excellent collection of rare books on the Australia-Pacific region, as well as colonial paintings, antiques, photographs…

3. Queen’s Domain

0.75 MILES

In Hobart's early days, the leafy hill on the city’s northern side became the governor’s private playground, upon which no houses were to be built. Today…

4. Theatre Royal

0.88 MILES

Hobart’s prestigious (and very precious) Theatre Royal has been host to bombastic thespians since 1837, and despite a major fire in 1984, it remains…

5. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

0.89 MILES

On the eastern side of the Queen's Domain park, these beguiling 200-year-old gardens feature more than 6000 exotic and native plant species. Picnic on the…

6. Hadley's Gallery

0.92 MILES

An installation sponsored by the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery is the Hadley's Gallery at Hadley's Orient Hotel. Inside is a fascinating display of 29…

7. St David's Cathedral

0.94 MILES

Hobart's city-centre cathedral (1823) looks a tad austere, but inside the mood is serene and architecturally uplifting. Duck inside and regain your…

8. Town Hall

0.98 MILES

Duck your head into the fabulously lavish lobby of Hobart's stately Town Hall. It was built in 1864–66 in a style based on Rome’s famous Palazzo Farnese…