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Things to do in Hobart

North Hobart is a fabulous suburb of Hobart City full of world class cafes and shops. If you have already visited the touristy docks of Hobart, then it’s time to venture north from the CBD to an area well known for its charm and beauty. Located a short stroll or a quick taxi drive away, you will have easy and hassle free access to the whole area if you’re staying at the Best Western Hobart. Elizabeth Street is the main street of this suburb. The other streets of interest that you will want to take a stroll around include Campbell, Liverpool and Bathurst Street. The suburb is fully accessible to visitors, especially those who want to explore by foot. From a onetime old and degraded market, North Hobart has improved into one of Hobart’s finest suburbs. Elizabeth Street is home…

Want to try something entertaining and out of the ordinary? Then why not go on this fascinating walking tour that will take you back in time into Tasmania’s History. Louisa’s walk is basically a walking theatre with two main actors taking you into the life of Irish convict Louisa Ragan who was sent to Australia on a 7 year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread in 1841. Walk through beautiful landscaped gardens with views of the CBD of Hobart. An amazing attraction for both adults and children, this is an experience you will not forget as you see the grim life in prison that Louisa and other convicts would have experienced in the 1800’s. The harsh reality is there were many other stories like Louisa’s but on this tour you really get to know the two main characters and…

Mount Wellington, also known as Kunanyi in Aboriginal, is one of the natural beauties in Tasmania. The mountain lies behind the city of Hobart and is one of the cities dominant features. Rising over 1,200 metres over the city of Hobart it offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape. Mt Wellington is located around a 30 minute drive west of Hobart CBD so there is easy access if you’re staying in the city. The scenery from the top of the mountain is one not to be missed if you are visiting Hobart, It truly is breathtaking. Often the mountain is snow covered so be sure to pack some warm clothes so you don’t freeze at the top of the mountain. Before you embark on your journey to the top of Mt Wellington be sure to check the weather…

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is one of Australia’s oldest museums. It is conveniently located on the waterfront of Hobart, Tasmania. It is surrounded by historic buildings in the Constitution Dock which include The Custom House, Private Secretary’s Cottage and the Commissariat Store. Located just a 14 minute walk or 6 minute drive from the Best Western Hobart, you will have easy access to the museum and surrounding areas. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) recently had a $30M redevelopment, a significant advancement in Tasmania. Although vastly upgraded, the building has kept its historical heritage and charm. The centralised visitor’s hub with its courtyard café is the perfect place to stop for a light meal or coffee before heading into the museum. The Café is open 9-4pm during the week and 10-4pm on weekends. Visitors will experience a…

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to spend time with family or friends on your next trip to Tasmania. Located close to the CBD and close to the River Derwent within the Queens Domain, you can easily access the Gardens for a day trip or a short visit. The gardens have a large variety of significant plants, some dating back to the 19th century. One of the most relaxing things to do in Hobart, be sure to visit the gardens for a wonderful day out. History of the Gardens The gardens cover around 14 hectares so be sure to give yourself enough time to see the whole area. Established in 1818 the Royal Botanical Gardens Tasmania are a wonderful piece of history in the city giving you another reason to visit. The gardens hold a large number…