Things to do in Hobart
  • Boutique Gin Tour

    Boutique Gin Tour

    Visit 3 Tasmanian gin distilleries and 1 winery on Tasmania’s first dedicated Gin Tour! Smell, touch and taste unique botanicals that make up the many varieties of world class Tasmanian gin. Gin tastings, lunch and wine tasting included!Please note detailed tour destinations are an example only. Sometimes we have to change the places we visit…

  • Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experience

    Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experience

    The Deep-to-Dish: Tasmanian Seafood Experiences showcases the best seafood that Tasmania has to offer. A culinary tour like no other, you will see our skilled local divers harvest & prepare for you world-class seafood – each of whom have years of experience in the fishing industry.Please note that we require a minimum of 4 adults…

  • Private Luxury-Eco Tour

    Private Luxury-Eco Tour

    Drink Tasmania is now available to accommodate customised private tours from Hobart in our luxury, fully electric Tesla Model S sedan. Do you have a special celebration that requires a uniquely memorable experience that you are looking to organise in Tasmania? We can arrange single day or multi-day tours for the avid whisky or wine…

  • East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour

    East Coast Splendour Gourmet Food Tour

    The East Coast Splendour tour is unique as you have small luxury groups with one of the most experienced friendly guides in Tasmania. We also provide complimentary professional photo/ video “postcard experiences’ of your day. Pick and drop off is also included. All your food and drink is included also.

  • One-Way East Coaster

    One-Way East Coaster

    Take your time and savour a fabulous journey along Tasmania’s East Coast through historic Richmond, the Coal River wine region and charming seaside villages. Stop to sample fresh oysters, excellent local pinot and chardonnay and enjoy a fabulous lunch overlooking the vines. Finish mid-afternoon at your hotel in Freycinet.

  • Port Arthur Historic Site and Nature

    Port Arthur Historic Site and Nature

    Discover Tasmania’s infamous convict history and breathtaking nature on this action packed full day tour. Learn how the early pioneers survived and began new journeys during the picturesque drive down the peninsular. Delve into the past on an introductory guided tour and harbor cruise at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, and experience pristine…

  • Hobart: Highlights of Tasmanian Wine Full Day Tour

    Hobart: Highlights of Tasmanian Wine Full Day Tour

    Visit 5 boutique Tasmanian wineries Taste a minimum of wines at each venue Meet the makers whilst accompanied by an industry-led tour guide

  • 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

    5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

    5 action-packed days to see Tasmania’s West and East Coasts as we loop the island and visit the famous places of interest, all part of our Advanced Eco-Certified Tour.It’s easy to see why this is our most popular tour! You will escape into Tasmania’s wilderness as we travel coast to coast, and explore and experience…

  • Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

    Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

    Soak up the beauty of Hobart from the summit of Mount Wellington on this morning tour. Enjoy panoramic views out towards Hobart and the Derwent River. Our specially designed kunanyi/Mt Wellington Ultimate Experience will provide you with the best possible experience on the Mountain. On a clear day the views are stunning. In winter perhaps…

  • Tasman Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart

    Tasman Island Cruises Day Tour from Hobart

    Leave Hobart behind and spend a day on the Tasman Peninsula, exploring its stunning scenery and learning about its historical past. Enjoy a three-hour eco-adventure as you cruise along the peninsula’s coastline from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur, where you will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, discover deep-sea caves and admire an abundance of wildlife.…

  • Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

    Port Arthur and Lavender Active Day Tour

    Join us on a fun and action packed day out visiting the World-Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site.  We stop along the way at the delightful Port Arthur Lavender Farm where you can view the Lavender Fields, distillery or head straight to the gift shop and café for an array of Lavender inspired foods and…

  • The Hobart Local – Private, luxury half-day tour

    The Hobart Local – Private, luxury half-day tour

    A perfect introduction to Hobart full of highlights and hidden treasures. Learn about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial history through fun, informative tales. Walk the streets of Salamanca and Battery Point, local markets, galleries and villages, meet the makers and get orientated on this personalised urban experience.Tour Highlights & Inclusions:- Expert Localing host- Walking tour…

  • Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission

    Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Admission

    Combine a Hobart city sightseeing tour with a Derwent River cruise and visit to Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum, MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. See all the city sights on a comprehensive Hobart tour, and be inspired by the MONA’s hugely varied collection — there’s everything from Neolithic tools to…

  • Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Derwent Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    We have the best and most fresh local produceSmallest intimate group sizes >7Most experienced and friendly guide in HobartPhoto and Video ‘postcard experience’ included !Pick up and drop off

  • Mt Field and Styx Valley Photography Tour

    Mt Field and Styx Valley Photography Tour

    Visit some spectacular forested areas in this small Tasmanian photography group tour departing from Hobart. You will travel to Mount Field National Park and photo shoot Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the beautiful Tasmanian rainforest. After lunch, you will visit the giant trees of the Styx Valley of the Giants. Topics include long exposure, macro…

  • Derwent River Day Sail from Sullivan Cove and return

    Derwent River Day Sail from Sullivan Cove and return

    Sail the Derwent River from Hobart  Channel, typically stopping at some of the special bays and inlets along the way.  Dolphins, seals, and whales (in season) are often sighted, which along with the stunning scenery, compete for your attention.The best route will be determined for the day’s conditions, although we will always find a sheltered…

  • Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

    Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

    This combined ticket gives you access to two of Hobart’s most iconic sightseeing tours – kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and Red Decker City Loop Tour!Starting with the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus, you’ll travel 1270 metres above sea level, experience spectacular views over Hobart and beyond. The 2-hour return trip includes 30-minutes to explore the summit…

  • 7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

    7-Day Best of Tasmania Adventure Experience from Hobart (flexible ticket)

    This seven day Tasmanian highlights tour is the complete Tasmanian experience. It combines the magnificent Bruny Island with the convict history of Port Arthur and the dramatic scenery of the Tasman Peninsula. The rugged beauty of the Wild West and the stunning white beaches of the East Coast complete an incredible week. If you want…

  • Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls from Hobart

    Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls from Hobart

    Enjoy the beauty of the Derwent Valley, explore Mt Field National Park and visit the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere you journey north on this morning tour from Hobart.

  • 4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

    4-Day Fabulous Tasmania Tour: Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Devils & Bruny Island

    This 4-day tour of Tassie’s East Coast, Tasman Peninsula and Bruny Island sees you exploring Tassie’s awesome beaches, discovering amazing history and enjoying local wildlife.Join our eco-certified tour to experience Tassie’s picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and magical locations such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. We will also visit a…

  • Bruny Island Traveller – Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart

    Bruny Island Traveller – Gourmet Tasting and Sightseeing Day Trip from Hobart

    Taste your way across Bruny Island visiting some of our renowned artisan producers on an all inclusive adventure whilst discovering the spectacular scenery and cultural heritage of Tasmania’s favourite island. Be prepared for a delicious day out where you will enjoy award winning cheeses, premium wines and beer, freshly shucked oysters, handcrafted fudge and mead,…

  • Moorilla Wine Meets Mona Art Day Trip

    Moorilla Wine Meets Mona Art Day Trip

    Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately-owned gallery and museum. The Mona site—perched on the banks of the River Derwent, not far from Hobart—is also home to the Moorilla winery and vineyard, as well as luxury accommodation, bars, restaurants and more.Kick-off your Moorilla Experience by sailing from Hobart to Mona…

  • 5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart (flexible ticket)

    5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart (flexible ticket)

    The five day Lap of 5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart combines the rugged beauty of the mountains and rainforests of the Wild West with the stunning white beaches and pink granite peaks of the East Coast. This professionally guided tour, transported by a Jump tour bus, will highlight some of the beautiful wildlife and…

  • Tahune Airwalk Active Day Trip from Hobart Including Hastings Caves

    Tahune Airwalk Active Day Trip from Hobart Including Hastings Caves

    This day trip explores south of Hobart and takes you to the Tahune Forest Airwalk – a cantilevered bridge that allows you to walk through the treetops 40 metres above the ground! Further south still, we stop at the Hasting Caves for a swim in the thermal pools and a spectacular underground cave walk. Walk through…

  • Hobart Full Day Tour with Pick Up

    Hobart Full Day Tour with Pick Up

    Hobart Tour Co is focused on showing you some of the best things to do and see in Hobart.Using our local knowledge, we provide Hobart day tours on an intimate, small scale, which integrate prime attractions with secret local experiences many don’t get to see. Special Offer – Intro offer: Book by March 5 to…


All about Hobart

When to visit

Because Tasmania experiences a much cooler climate than the rest of Australia, travelers flock to the southern island during the summer (December to February). As a result, Hobart, a gateway to Tasmania and its largest city, gets quite busy, with visitors taking advantage of the Salamanca Waterfront, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden, and hiking trails this time of year. Though temps get quite chilly come winter (June to August), the snowy summit of kunanyi (Mt. Wellington) is a magical sight to behold, while the raucous celebrations of the Dark Mofo festival include musical performances and massive light installations.

Getting around

Visitors who stick to Hobart’s city center and waterfront may prefer to walk everywhere, although the hills of the Battery Point suburb can be a bit more demanding. Beyond that, it’s best to make use of Hobart’s city buses and ferries for crossing over to the Derwent River’s east bank or traveling upriver to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). A special shuttle bus equipped with a bike rack runs to the top of kunanyi.

Traveler tips

Constitution Dock is the go-to place in Hobart for seafood or fish and chips, with several eateries floating on the Derwent River and moored to the dock. Popular and with good reason is Fish Frenzy on the Elizabeth Street Pier. If you’re planning to drive, you’ll want to do everything in your power to avoid the Tasman Bridge, as it regularly suffers the kind of traffic jams you’d expect from a much larger city.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hobart famous for?

The capital of Tasmania charms with its waterfront setting—one of the deepest natural ports in the world. Hobart is also at the foot of Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi), which many visit to hike. The mostly underground Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a themed around sex and death.

Which state in Australia is Hobart in?

Hobart is not just in the Australian state of Tasmania, it’s also the state’s capital city. Tasmania is Australia’s only state to be an island, and it sits off the southern coast of the Australian mainland.

How can I spend a day in Hobart?

Spend a day in Hobart combining cultural and natural activities. Tour the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in the morning; it’s a short ferry ride from central Hobart. In the afternoon, drive up Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi) for sweeping views. On Saturdays, visit Salamanca Market for breakfast or lunch.

What can you do in Hobart for free?

There are many free things to do in Hobart. Hike or drive up Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi) for the views; stroll through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens; enjoy a swim at Seven Mile Beach when the weather’s good; and swap pricey MONA out for the free Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

What should I not miss in Hobart?

While visiting Hobart, stop at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), take a drive or hike up Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi), and tour Cascade Brewery, which dates from 1824. On Saturdays, eat at Salamanca Market. Take a day trip to Port Arthur, the ruins of a convict settlement.

Is Hobart safe for tourists?

Yes. Hobart—ranked as Australia’s safest city—is safe for tourists. The crime rate is low, tourists are rarely the targets of crime, and gun violence is almost nonexistent. Watch your belongings and avoid walking alone after dark in quiet areas, as you would in any city.