Tasmania’s capital city packs a lot of punch despite its small size. From exciting breweries and wineries to bustling markets and cultural sites, Hobart is filled with exciting things to do, see and taste.
There are plenty of places to enjoy a refreshing drink in Hobart. Located in a dramatic old building at the foot of Mount Wellington (Kunanyi), Cascade Brewery Bar is an absolute must. Founded in 1824, Cascade Brewery is Australia’s oldest operating brewery, so you’ll be sure to sample only the finest brews here. If you have time, head out to the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’s major wine-producing areas. It’s only a 20-minute drive away and offers plenty of beautiful Australian scenery along the way.
Designing a cultural day out in Hobart is incredibly easy. In the morning, head on down to the Hobart waterfront and check out the Salamanca Market. Here, you’ll find over 300 stalls selling clothing, jewellery, produce, artisan crafts and food and drinks. After grabbing a few souvenirs, make your way over to the MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art – for an artistic afternoon. Perched on the Berriedale peninsula, the MONA boasts a massive collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art within a unique architectural labyrinth.