Top 10 things to do in Hobart Tasmania

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Experience Hobart like a local with these tips about where to visit, eat and drink. This list started out being a top ten.. but we got a bit carried away! 



The brain child of the legendary David Walsh. A trip to Tasmania is not complete without visiting the iconic Tasmanian Museum MONA. You will need at least half a day to get around the museum (if you include a lazy lunch a whole day would be perfect).  Catch the Mona Ferry from Brooke Street Ferry Terminal -it's faster than driving, fun and you get to see Hobart from the water. We also recommend checking out what's on at MONA.

Salamanca Market

Image source: Salamanca Market Facebook page

Australia’s largest open air market which has been operating since the 1970’s.  It has more than 300 stalls selling everything from fine art to food. It's on every Saturday. Spend a few hours perusing the stalls, grab a bite to eat and pick up a Tasmanian memento to remember your trip by.

Our favourite stalls are: smallshop, Bruny Island Cheese, Lisa Kingston Flowers. Pop in and see us at the Henk Berg stall, we love a chat!


Life is too short for bad coffee, here are our favourite Hobart haunts:

Parklane - Salamanca Square. For years we have stumbled out of the car to get our daily caffeine hit here to help to dust off the baby nightshift haze and start our work day. Don't be fooled by the tiny hole in the wall tucked away in the corner of Salamanca Square.  The locals know that the crew here take their coffee seriously, producing consistently good brews.

Yellow Bernard - Collins Street, Hobart. These guys love their coffee and it shows. Arguably one of the best coffees in the centre of town.


Franklin Restaurant- 30 Argyle Street Hobart. Located right in the centre of the city, we think it's one of Hobart's best new restaurants. We tried to write a review but Gourmet Traveller review did it better..... read all about it here!

Tricycle - 77 Salamanca Place. A cosy little cafe tucked away in Salamanca Place.  If you manage to find this hidden gem, you won't be disappointed.

Frank Restaurant - 1 Franklin Wharf. The new baby of the owners of the popular Smolt cafe.  Frank provides an Argentinian-influenced menu, our favourite dishes are the chargrilled pickled vegetables, hanger steak and the ceviche. This place is super busy and fills up weeks in advance so book your table early!

Smolt - Salamanca Square. Another favourite for breakie and lunch. Laid back friendly atmosphere. Great food.



Willing Bros Wine Merchants- 390 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. Offers an alternative to pub drinking. 

Preachers - A short stroll up the hill from Society, 5 Knopwood Street.  We love lazy summer afternoons sipping our favourite brews on the artificial turf, pre-loved couches or converted bus.

Image source: @PreachersBar

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