Itinerary Experiences for Hobart
1. Salamanca Market
Every Saturday, rain, hail or shine, near Hobart’s waterfront, Salamanca Market showcases the work of Tassie makers, food producers, artists, musicians and craftspeople.
2. Salamanca Arts Centre
The Salamanca Arts Centre houses galleries, makers and gourmet food.
3. Shopping at Brooke Street Pier
Brooke Street Pier is a four storey floating pier and home to the Mona Ferry terminal, a collection of traders from boutique spirits and wines, to handmade arts and crafts.
4. Hobart Penitentiary
One of Australia’s most significant convict precincts and only a short walk from the Hobart CBD, this convict prisoners’ barracks offers guided tours and insights into Hobart’s shadier past.
5. Red Decker Company
Runs tours around the city with full commentary in multiple languages. Red Decker Company will show you to the best cultural sights and attractions while you ride in their unique open-top double decker bus. Jump on and off at your leisure, or stay on-board for the full 90-minute city loop tour.
6. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Known as TMAG to locals, the museum, gallery and herbarium features an exhibition program and permanent collection exploring Tasmanian history, nature and culture.
7. Cascade Brewery Tour
Australia’s oldest brewery, the Cascade Brewery Company was established in 1824 at the foot of Mt Wellington. Its iconic sandstone facade alone is worth a visit, but join a guided brewery tour to find out how the beer is brewed and enjoy a tasting afterwards.
Itinerary inclusions for greater Hobart
The Museum of Old and New Art, or Mona, is Australia’s largest private art collection. Mona is in Berriedale, a 15 minute drive from the CBD, or you can catch the Mona Ferry from Brooke St Pier in the CBD and arrive in style.
2. Agrarian Kitchen
Starting as a cooking school in the fields of Lachlan (40 minutes from Hobart), the Agrarian Kitchen recently opened a new Eatery and Store in nearby New Norfolk. This is true paddock to plate dining with most produce grown at the farm school.
3. Coal River wineries
The Coal River region is one of Tassie’s premium wine regions and boasts the largest concentration of vineyards in southern Tasmania. It’s only 20 minutes from the CBD and you’ll find wineries and gourmet food producers dotted along the pretty country roads.
Steeped in history, Richmond is famous for its pretty Georgian architecture dating back to the 1820s when it was an important convict station. Take a walk through the galleries, handicrafts, cafes and museums, as well as over the iconic Richmond Bridge.
5. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Just 30 minutes from Hobart, at Bonorong you’ll come face-to-face with Tasmanian devils, wombats, koalas, eastern quolls and more. Bonorong operates Tasmania’s largest 24 x 7 wildlife rescue service that returns animals to the wild.