Spend lazy mornings meandering down the narrow lanes of Battery Point, looking out for the colonial-era cottages and boats dotted along the waterfront. And flit away the afternoon with a visit to the world-renowned MONA museum. Here, spend blissful hours gazing at works of art. Or learn something new and peer through the historical looking glass at the penal-colony sites near the city, Port Arthur, or Cascades Female Factory.
NATURE & WILDLIFE
Satisfy your adventurous spirit with a hike to the top of Mount Wellington – Hobart city’s picture-perfect backdrop. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with views as far as your eyes can see. Animal lovers, make time to visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for the chance to meet the iconic Tasmanian devils. And if that doesn’t fill your animal quota, scale the towering sea cliffs on a Pennicott Wilderness tour – keeping a look out for dolphins and seals.
FOOD & DRINK
Famed for its vibrant food scene, you’ll find everything from artisan cheese and micro-distilleries to mouth-watering seafood in Hobart. For a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, jump in a kayak and paddle out to a fish punt for a hearty serving of fish and chips. When you’re back on land, if you’re still hungry, dive down a hidden lane or venture to Salamanca Market to try some more home-grown delicacies. Then wash it all down with a double serving of a local tipple from a distillery or brewery.