Top ChoiceMuseum in MONA & Northern Hobart

MONA

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...

Top ChoiceStreet in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

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 –...

Top ChoiceSports 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…)...

Top ChoiceCultural 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...

Top ChoiceMountain in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington

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...

Top ChoiceHistoric 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...

Top ChoiceHistoric 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 –...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Cascade Brewery

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...

Top ChoiceMarket in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Market

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,...

Top ChoiceArea 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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Pilgrim Coffee

With exposed bricks, timber beams and distressed walls, L-shaped Pilgrim is Hobart's hippest cafe. Expect wraps, panini and interesting mains (try the house black beans with pulled pork) and expertly prepared...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Incorporating Tasmania's oldest surviving public building, the Commissariat Store (1808), TMAG features Aboriginal and colonial relics and an excellent Antarctic and Southern Ocean display. The gallery curates a...

Top ChoiceMarket in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Farm Gate Market

Bathurst St turns organic at this weekly foodie favourite that brings in primary producers from across the state – expect fresh fruit and veg, raw honey, BBQ octopus, cut flowers and organic kimchi and yoghurt. A...

Top ChoiceArts Centre in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Arts Centre

The nonprofit Salamanca Arts Centre has been here since 1977 and occupies seven Salamanca warehouses. It's home to dozens of arts organisations and individuals, including excellent shops, galleries, theatres,...

Top ChoiceModern Australian in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Aløft

Boldly claiming itself as Hobart's top restaurant, angular Aløft occupies a lofty eyrie atop the floating Brooke St Pier. Menu hits include silken tofu with burnt onion and baby leeks, and crispy duck leg with...

Top ChoiceBakery in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure you stop by this enduring Hobart favourite, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Breakfasts involve scrambled egg, bacon and avocado...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in MONA & Northern Hobart

Shambles Brewery

An excellent brewery just south of the NoHo strip, with minimalist interiors and a concrete-block bar. Head out the back to drink among the vats (and have a hit of table tennis). Tasting paddles are $14, or...

Top ChoiceItalian in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Templo

Unpretentious little Templo, on a nondescript reach of Patrick St, is a Hobart dining treasure. With only 20 seats (bookings essential), most of them around a communal table, and only three or four...

Top ChoiceLive Music in MONA & Northern Hobart

Republic Bar & Café

The Republic is a raucous art-deco pub hosting live music every night (often with free entry). It’s the number-one live-music pub around town, with an always interesting line-up, including international acts....

Top ChoiceCinema in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema

Saved from the wrecking ball in the 1980s, the 11-screen State (built in 1913) shows independent and art-house flicks. There’s a great cafe and bar on-site, plus a summertime rooftop screen (with another bar!), a...