Hobart, Tasmania

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 to most of the suburb’s cafés and restaurants, for which it is well known. A large number of these lie between the streets of Federal and Tasma Street. Travellers have compared North Hobart to the famous Lygon Street found in Melbourne, only smaller.

For those who love art and movies, North Hobart does not disappoint. It has a state theatre (state cinema) located at 375 Elizabeth Street, which displays various movies and performances. You will also find a bookshop at the state theatre, including an impeccable food service that offers rare cuisine.

If you are a food lover then North Hobart is for you. Among the various restaurants of North Hobart are Italian restaurants. They include Marti Zucco, Piccolo Restaurant & Wine Bar and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. Asian food is also quite predominant on this strip with Annapurna, an Indian delicacy being top of the menu. You will also find Chinese, Thai and Japanese food. If you’re looking for something simpler, there is also a selection of fast food and takeaways available in the area. In essence, North Hobart has a variety of eateries to suit almost any visitor.

North Harbour is well known for its vibrant nightlife by both locals and tourists alike. The Republic Bar is one of the most famous pubs in the suburb. Previously named The Empire Hotel, the pub is famous for voluntarily pioneering to ban indoor smoking. Other pubs and clubs in North Hobart include, The Waggon Sports Bar, Queens Head Café bar and The Winston Bar to name a few. If you’re looking for a good night out in Hobart be sure to head north. You will not be let down by the variety of bars and clubs on offer.

If you want to try and catch a local game of Australian football, the historic North Hobart Oval is among the largest sports grounds, not just in the suburb, but the entire city. With a capacity of 18,000, it is home to the famous Australian Rules football games and cricket games. With a great history behind it including being constructed way back in 1921 this is a must visit if you’re an Australian Rules lover being the spiritual home For AFL in Tasmania.