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Hobart Waterfront
Hobart

Flanked by the River Derwent and the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, Hobart is a compact city combining heritage charm, stunning scenery, a vibrant arts community and a thriving food and wine scene. Browse picturesque Salamanca Market, head to Mona for thought-provoking art and ideas, discover cool-climate wine country and taste the island’s best seasonal produce.

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With water views on one side and sandstone Georgian façades on the other, Hobart waterfront is perfectly positioned for boutique-hotel stays. A few minutes’ walk from Salamanca and close to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are the serviced apartments of The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, a great choice for business and leisure travellers. Also close by is the luxury “storytelling” hotel, MACq 01, located right on the docks it has a restaurant and bar onsite. And art enthusiasts can experience full immersion at Mona while staying at its eight art-filled pavilions, each named after an influential Australian artist or architect.

As well, there’s bed and breakfasts and budget-friendly motels, backpackers’ stays and boutique hotels in and around Hobart. And within easy driving distance is beautiful guest accommodation in the cool-climate wine country of the Huon Valley and Coal River Valley regions.

Things to do

Hobart is a compact city, so it’s easy to tick off a swag of sites and activities. Stroll from the city centre to the heritage neighbourhood of Battery Point, cruise the River Derwent, and shop for collectables in Salamanca Place – all in the same afternoon. Set aside some time to see Mona, the ground-breaking Museum of Old and New Art - getting there is half the fun, aboard the Mona Roma ferry.

Travellers heading beyond the city will find craft-beer breweries and oyster farms, vineyards and beaches, cider houses and mountain trails – all in close proximity to Hobart. Take in the views from the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, then a few minutes later kick off your shoes and walk the local beaches.

Hobart is known for its seasonal weather – sometimes all in a day. So whether you plan to visit at year’s end to catch the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as the yachties cross the finish line (31 Dec), or to sample Tasmanian produce at the Taste of Tasmania food and wine festival (23 Dec 19 - 3 Jan 20), or during winter’s Dark Mofo feasts and festivities (10 - 22 June 2020) be sure to pack an all-weather jacket. 

Whatever your interests, you’ll find so much to fill your days in and around Hobart.

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Huon Valley

Just south of Hobart, the Huon Valley is a region where you will find green hillsides, boutique vineyards and serene waterways. It's renowned for its stone fruits, apples and fresh seafood.

With its maritime links, you’ll also find rugged coastlines along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, smooth-flowing rivers and World Heritage Wilderness for those willing to explore the far south.

No trip to the Huon Valley would be complete without a hop across to Bruny Island accessible by ferry. Once on Bruny Island you will find freshly shucked oysters, Australia's southern-most vineyard and award-winning cheeses.

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Port Arthur

The Tasman Peninsula is best known for the Port Arthur Historic Site, yet there is plenty more to discover on a trip down this way.

The Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia's most important heritage sites and houses over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds.

The spectacular coastline lends itself to temperate diving at Eaglehawk Neck, surfing, sea kayaking and walking the Three Capes Track.

Just beyond Port Arthur you’ll also find Remarkable Cave, a popular spot for local surfers and from this point you can walk to the sand dunes of Crescent Bay.

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Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

Mona is the playground and megaphone of Mona creator David Walsh, who grew up in Tasmania, dropped out of uni, played cards, won, did some other stuff, and opened a small museum of antiquities, to which no one came. He declared it a triumph and decided to expand. The result is Mona: a subterranean bunker housing Walsh’s private collection of art and antiquities; and a temple to secularism, rationalism, and talking crap about stuff you don’t know much about.
Mona is also home to the Moorilla winery, Faro Bar and Restaurant, Source Restaurant, bars, accommodation pavilions and more.
 

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Disclaimer: Photo: Hobart Waterfront, Tourism Tasmania and Samuel Shelley

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