Hobart City - Tasmania
Hobart the capital of Tasmania is a city that offers history, natural beauty, stunning architecture, great shopping and dining. Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia, having seen the first European settlement in 1803. Hobart City nestles in the foothills of rugged Mount Wellington and then wraps around the winding peaceful shoreline of the beautiful Derwent River. In 2013 Lonely Planet ranked Hobart in the top ten spots to visit in the world.
Hobart is a great place to uncover some of Tasmania’s history as you spend time wandering through the convict built sandstone buildings. Relax as you enjoy the experience of the restaurants, bars, craft shops and art studios. Be captured by the attractions Hobart has to offer, from the picturesque botanical gardens to the iconic museums.
Things to do in Hobart
Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens
Established in 1818 by Lieutenant Governor William Sorrel, the gardens boast the longest surviving convict built brick wall in Australia and attracts over 400,000 visitors per year. Located at Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Hobart. Opening hours daily – Apr: 8am - 5:30pm, May – Aug : 8am to 5pm, Sep : 8am – 5pm, Oct – Mar : 8am – 6:30pm. Admission is by Gold Coin donation.
Mona – Museum of Old and New Art
Opened in 2011 it is located within the Moorilla Winery on the Berriedale Peninsula in Hobart. Mona is mostly built underground and houses over 400 works from David Walsh’s private collection. Address – 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart. Opening hours – Wed – Mon 10am to 6pm, open every day in January. Admission $25 Adults, $20 Concession, Free for Tasmanian Residence and all visitors under the of 18.
The Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
This is the second oldest museum in Australia and attracts 300,000 visitors annually. Located on the famous waterfront at historic Dunn Place. Opening hours Tue – Sun 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.
The beautiful backdrop to Hobart, towering to 1270m. Wellington Park is accessed via Pillinger Drive and Pinnacle Road from Fern Tree. Important note – if using Google Maps or other Sat Nav devices, to make sure you go to the correct entrance, enter Mount Wellington, Wellington Park as your destination. Wellington Park is always open except for emergency closures i.e. poor weather conditions so please be mindful of visibility and icy conditions if you're thinking about heading up. The observation shelter on the summit is open during the following times – Summer (daylight savings) 8am – 8pm, During Winter Months 8am – 4:30pm. Access to Wellington Park and Observation Shelter is free.
The historical precinct of Salamanca Place showcases convict built warehouses and dock buildings. Enjoy over 300 stalls featuring some of Tasmania’s finest craft, food and produce. Take in the sights, sounds and tastes that Tasmania’s premier market has to offer. Located at Salamance Place, Hobart. Opening hours – 8:30am to 3pm – Every Saturday except Christmas Day or ANZAC day should they fall on a Saturday. If this is the case the Market is held on the Sunday. Entry is free.
Hobart Campervan & Motorhome Parks
Discovery Holiday Parks Risdon
10 Minutes from the Hobart CBD this holiday park has ensuite sites for your campervan or motorhome giving you piece of mind with your own private bathroom. Holiday cabins are also available. Located at 673 East Derwent Highway, Risdon Tasmania.
Seven Mile Beach Cabin and Caravan Park
Located only 30 minutes from Hobart this caravan park provides you with the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Hobart in a beautiful beachside setting. Powered sites are available for our rented campervans and motorhomes. Located at 12 Aqua Place, Seven Mile Beach Tasmania.
BIG4 Barilla Holiday Park Cambridge
This holiday park is situated approximately 10kms from the Hobart Airport and only 15 minutes from Hobart’s CBD. Powered motorhome and campervan sites are available for your rental vehicle. They’re located at 75 Cambridge Road, Cambridge Tasmania.
Richmond Cabin & Tourist Park
This tourist park provides powered sites for our campers and motorhomes with private facilities. Self contained cabins and camping sites are also available if you're hiring a car. Located 25km north-east of Hobart at 48 Middle Tea Tree Road, Richmond, Tasmania.
Drive Times and Distances to Port Arthur
From Launceston: app. 2 hours 20 minutes - 200kms
From Devonport: app. 3 hours 10 minutes - 280kms
Hobart Visitor Information Centre
20 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Phone: +613 6238 4222
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