Top things to do

Top Choice Mountain in Battery Point, 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 b…
Top Choice Historic Site in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

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 Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

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 Museum in MONA & Northern Hobart

MONA

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 National Park in Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

Sheathed in coastal heaths, orchids and wild flowers, gorgeous Freycinet incorporates Freycinet Peninsula, people-free Schouten Island and the lesser-known Friendly Beaches north of Coles Bay. An improbably photogen…
Top Choice National Park in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park

Part of the World Heritage–listed Tasmanian Wilderness, this 1262-sq-km national park incorporates glacier-sculpted mountain peaks, river gorges, lakes, tarns and wild alpine moorlands stretching all the way from th…
Top Choice National Park in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Saved from hydroelectric immersion in the 1980s, this World Heritage–listed national park embraces the catchment areas of the Franklin and Olga Rivers and part of the Gordon River – all exceptional rafting, bushwalk…
Top Choice Bakery in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure to stop by this neighbourhood bakery-cafe, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Early-morning cake and coffee may evolve into a quiche fo…
Top Choice Food & Drink in Hobart

Taste of Tasmania

On either side of New Year’s Eve, this week-long harbourside event is a celebration of Tassie’s gastronomic prowess. The seafood, wines and cheeses are predictably fab, or branch out into mushrooms, truffles, raspbe…
Top Choice Art in Hobart

Dark MOFO

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'…