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Hobart waterfront at sunset with city skyline and fishing boats. Image credit: Tourism Tasmania/Luke Tscharke
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A historic harbour city with an urban vibe

Head to Hobart for a refreshing reset. This harbour city, nestled between the Derwent River and kunanyi/Mount Wellington, is rich in history, outdoor adventures, captivating culture and a food scene like no other.

Fun things to do: Hobart

  • Hit the bushwalking tracks on kunanyi and hike to the spectacular summit 
  • Explore the theatres, cafés, boutiques and markets of Salamanca 
  • Get your mind blown at the Museum of Old and New Art 
  • Travel back in time to Hobart's convict era – then have a beer 
  • Wine and dine on the best of Hobart's local produce

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Go hiking on kunanyi/Mount Wellington

Boardwalk path at kunanyi/Mount Wellington with panoramic views over Hobart, Tasmania. Image credit: stock.adobe.comstock.adobe.com
Pick your path to extraordinary views.

Choose your trail and trek to the summit of kunanyi/Mount Wellington for perfect Hobart views. You'll find a bunch of different walking and mountain biking tracks for different fitness levels, so pick a trail and head for the top. You'll pass forest greenery and striking dolerite towers on your way. You can reach the pinnacle observation shelter at the summit in an hour or two, depending on your speed. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with a side of panoramic views.

Shop local at Salamanca

Rows of market stalls in front of sandstone buildings at Salamanca. Image credit: City of Hobart and Alastair BettCity of Hobart/Alastair Bett
Salamanca Market is a classic Hobart experience.

Go exploring the Salamanca scene, where beautiful Georgian sandstone warehouses are home to galleries, theatres, bars and boutiques. Breezy outdoor cafés, designer hotels and the amazing Salamanca Arts Centre line Salamanca Place, opposite the water. Every Saturday, over 300 stall-holders descend on the area for the famous Salamanca Market, where you can stock up on local fresh produce and handmade artisan pieces in a vibrant carnival atmosphere.

Catch the ferry to magical Mona

Geometric buildings of Mona with the Derwent River in the foreground and a sunset sky. Image credit: Mona/Jesse HunnifordMona/Jess Hunniford
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart.

Hop on a camouflaged ferry, order a glass of champagne and speed over in style to Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) in Berriedale. It's an easy 25-minute ride to what looks like a mirrored box on a hill. Mona houses the private collection of founder, David Walsh, which spans from ancient Egyption pieces to digital installations. You enter on the top level and descend down underground into a fascinating contemporary gallery with a wicked sense of humour. There's a brewery, winery, café and fine-dining restaurant on-site, as well as stylish accommodation.

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