Don't miss this small, scenic capital, famous for its Georgian buildings and crisp air. Browse bustling Salamanca Markets and run your hands over the sandstone buildings in Salamanca Place. Climb craggy Mount Wellington for sweeping views over Hobart and the wide Derwent River. Do a ghost tour in Battery Point, walk across Australia's oldest bridge in Richmond and visit the cute coastal hamlet of Kettering. Wind past forest and farmland to the cool-climate wineries of the Coal Valley.
See bright spinnakers on the water and dine on fresh seafood from one of Hobart's waterside restaurants.
Must-have Hobart experiences
- Wander in Salamanca Place, the captivating cobblestone square on the Hobart's waterfront.
- Climb Mount Wellington to take panoramic views over Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula from the interpretation centre at the top of windswept Mount Wellington.
- Walk across Australia's oldest bridge and stand in the cell of its oldest jail in picturesque Richmond.
- South from Hobart, you'll find the sleepy seaside town of Kettering on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Have lunch watching the yachts and fishing boats or take the ferry to Bruny Island.
- Stay in tranquil Coles Bay at the entrance to Freycinet National Park and walk to Wineglass Bay. Capture its perfect contours on your camera, then swim, boat, fish, snorkel, sea kayak and scuba dive from the dreamy white beach.
- Drive 1 and a half hour south east to a small town, Port Arthur. Formerly a convict settlement, today it is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and an open air museum
- Drive an hour from Hobart to see the three tiers of Russell Falls, Lady Barron Falls and Tarn Shelf.