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Hobart

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Tasmania's Capital City
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent. Originally a penal colony, Hobart has become a thriving metropolis of nearly 217,000 people. Ideal as a base to explore the island of Tasmania, Hobart lies within easy reach of surrounding beaches, nature trails, and national parks. The wine industry has recently begun to flourish, with a number of well-respected vineyards opening up on the city outskirts. Use our Australia trip maker app to arrange the details of your trip to Hobart and other destinations.
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Mount Wellington ©
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Mount Wellington
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Duration: 1 hour
Salamanca Market ©
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Salamanca Market
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Duration: 4 hours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
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Side trips from Hobart

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
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Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) Berriedale
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Brighton
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
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Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur
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Three Capes Track ©
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Three Capes Track Port Arthur
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Historic Sites in Hobart

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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
World heritage site
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Historic Walking Area
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary
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Duration: 1h 30 min
St. David's Cathedral ©
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St. David's Cathedral
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Hidden gems in Hobart

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Kayaking & Canoeing
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Hobart

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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Military Museum
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Lady Franklin Gallery ©
Art Museum
Lady Franklin Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts ©
Art Museum
Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
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Duration: 1 hour

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Photography Tours
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Roaring 40s Kayaking ©
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Roaring 40s Kayaking
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Duration: 4 hours
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Duration: 4 hours
Cascade Brewery ©
Brewery
Cascade Brewery
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Hobart

Hobart features a varied selection of budget and mid-range rooms located within striking distance of the central business district. You can choose from single rooms in small but comfortable hotels, or spacious suites with sweeping views of the Derwent River. If you want to avoid the central areas, look for rooms in North Hobart, where you can stay moments away from some of the city's finest restaurants. Throughout the city, backpacker hostels and pubs with rooms for rent provide another affordable alternative for those traveling on a shoestring.
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Message from Tourism Australia

With daring art, a dynamic food scene and a wealth of natural attractions, Hobart is a small city with big ideas. Climb a mountain and view confronting modern art in the same day. Eat fish and chips from a floating fish punt in the docks, or dine in the finest and freshest of restaurants. Add thriving markets, an unsurpassed natural setting and a tangible sense of history, and Tasmania's capital city pretty much has it all. Hobart has direct flights from the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. From Hobart Airport it's a 20 minute drive into the city.