Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city, but not the biggest of cities by Australian standards, but there are so many things to do in Hobart to enjoy several days of the visit.
You can roam around the walkable cities centered in and around a harbor with historic proximities, historic buildings, and a good local vibe.
Here I have gathered the top 7 things that you must do in Hobart, Tasmania.
1. Walkthrough Salamanca Markets
This is one of Australia’s famous Saturday Salamanca Markets where you must visit. Located in picturesque Salamanca Place; it’s one long street of vendors selling their wares, buskers performing and people selling yummy street food. You should also explore Salamanca Place and Salamanca Square with the historic Georgian sandstone warehouses. Here you can eat and drink in the cafes and pubs to make the best of this visit.
2. Visit Historical Battery Point
Widely known as one of Hobart’s more prestigious suburbs, it adjoins Salamanca and also has several historic houses. You’d love to wander in this suburb and get to see the prestigious homes and the rose gardens. Having a nice playground for the kids and local cafes will also help you enjoy this place.
You should also visit Australia’s oldest brewery and can taste a range of cider and beers in a lovely terrace setting. Here you can take a brewery tour and learn about the brewing process, or can also take a heritage tour around the 3 acres of gardens just suitable for family tours.
The Cascades Female Factory is an Australian Convict World Heritage property that tells the female story of transportation. Her story is a two-person dramatization that shares the life of a typical female convict. It’ll offer a great insight into this harsh existence. Do not forget to do the heritage walk (guided tour) of the site.
This gallery has received a makeover and renovation and shares the story of Tasmania’s history, art and culture. It features the Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery which shares Tasmania’s indigenous history and culture.
6. Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur is one of the most fascinated and historical sites with a violent and troubled history as a penal colony for some of Australia’s hardened convicts. Still, its beauty brings this contrasting sense of peace and happiness. You should also go for the ghost tour.
One of the award-winning wilderness cruises will take you to the rugged coastline of Bruny Island where you can see dramatic cliffs, dolphins, sea caves, wildlife life seals, and seabirds and may also see migrating whales. Take a full-day tour from Hobart to cover a scenic bus tour, ferry crossing to Bruny Island, morning tea, 3-hour wilderness cruise, and lunch.
These are some of the most popular and worth-seeing places to visit in Hobart, Tasmania if you plan your next vacation to this country.