Hobart Travel Guide: what to see and do
Hobart Travel Guide: what to see and do

Hobart Travel Guide: what to see and do: an emotional heart for Australia, its legacy and its sheer beauty speak to the contemporary Australian

Tasmania calls to the heart of New Zealanders with its landscapes and scale of human occupation.  It does not have the soaring grandeur of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the solid Victoria splendour of Federation Square, rather it is personal with an  intimate vibrancy that speaks of people who personally know their neighbours.

Hobart is not separate from its glorious backdrop of mountains, valleys, rivers and beaches rather it flows into the hinterland seamlessly.  There is a connection between settlement and the land which is often lost in the large urban cities of Australia. Hobart buries itself into your journey experiences as a favourite place to return to.  And you will not go hungry.  Hobart is foodie heaven with the larder being picked at Hobart’s doorstep.

Bruny Island, Photo by Tamara Thurman


Hobart Weather is defined by a crisp, temperate climate with defined seasons. Clothing layers are recommended and check weather conditions before departing for day walks.

What is the best time to visit?

Spring (November) –  Early Autumn (March)

Hobart is fun, it has a village atmosphere in its markets and shops.  It is shopping therapy where made in Australia, artisanware is a given.  Hobart is an attractive city with a historical collection of buildings reflecting a maritime history.  

Hobart Visitor Information is well versed in supporting queries from the best walks for wheelchair accessibility to dog friendly parks or what time does a museum close.  Hobart’s visitor centre is must do activity to pick up to date information around pop markets, what’s on and to assist generally,

Hobart is a walkers delight with opportunities to stretch the legs while exploring the lanes.  Walking tours of Hobart can be self-guided.  For map copies remember to check our travel pack information at the end of this guide. Heritage Hobart can be easily explored on foot. 

What to see and do in Hobart

Culture & Art  


655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia

Salamanca Place

Salamanca Pl,Hobart TAS, Australia

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

Cascade Brewery Company

131 Cascade Rd, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

The Female Factory

16 Degraves St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

Hobart is ideal base for a number of day trips to explore Tasmania

Five favourite places to visit

Hastings Caves

Hastings TAS 7109, Australia

Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182, Australia

Mount Field National Park

66 Lake Dobson Rd, National Park TAS 7140, Australia

Mount Field National Park

66 Lake Dobson Rd, National Park TAS 7140, Australia

Bruny Island

Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Getting around

Getting around on public transport Metro Bus timetable

Tip: No public transport on Bruny Island

Travel pack information

Walking maps of Hobart Battery Point Sculpture trail map PDF,

Urban Art Trail map PDF

Podwalks zip file guides from Walking tours and maps

The journey is worth it.

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