Taking a trip to Tas? Discover the best places to eat and drink with Tigerair's guide to Hobart and beyond.
We've teamed up with Tourism Tasmania to uncover and unpack some the best things to do in Hobart. Whether you're looking to indulge in freshly shucked oysters at Salamanca Market, taste small-batch craft whiskey at Sullivans Cove Distillery, or simply take in the beauty of Strickland Falls, our video guide to Tasmania's capital has you covered. Watch now to discover more Hobart activities.
Welcome to Hobart
Hobart may be one of Australia's smallest capitals, but this harbourside city is larger than life. Home to year-round attractions and a coveted line-up of festival and events, Hobart is fast-becoming one of the country's biggest hubs for art and culture, all with the backdrop of Tasmania's World Heritage-listed wilderness.
Flights to Hobart from
Perfect for foodies and history buffs alike, the CBD is where you'll find some of Hobart's best restaurants alongside centuries-old architecture and laneways. For a laidback alternative to a city break, plan your stay in Port Arthur. Located less than two hours south of the city, this small village is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, with buildings dating back to the 19th century.
What's on in Hobart
Hobart may be small compared to its mainland counterparts, but the city waved goodbye to its sleepy reputation decades ago.
Royal Hobart Show
The oldest agricultural festival in Australia, The Royal Hobart Show.
Tasmanian Whisky Week
An ideal way to bid farewell to winter, this week-long whisky festival rings in spring with seven days of distillery tours and events.
Spanning Launceston and Hobart, this eclectic festival turns the themes of the Museum of Old and New Art
Taste of Tasmania
A favourite with foodies for more than 30 years, The Taste of Tasmania brings the best in Tassie produce to Salamanca each December.
Derwent Valley Autumn Festival
Located just beyond Hobart in the Derwent Valley, this one-day festival celebrates everything the region has to offer, from the local flora and fauna to live music, food and drink.
Taking place throughout Tasmania, this high-octane event sees supercars pass through Hobart and surrounds as they compete in a six-day, 2,000-kilometre race.
Dark Mofo kicks off with a weekend of Dark + Dangerous Thoughts before two full weeks of art, music, workshops and events.
Australian Antarctic Festival
Taking a trip to Antarctica may be out of the question for most, but thanks to the Australian Antarctic Festival, you can get acquainted with the world's coldest continent without leaving home soil.
Things to do in Hobart
Climb to the top of Mount Wellington
Standing more than a kilometre above sea level, it's easy to see why Mount Wellington has the best views in town. And with walking tracks to suit all ages and abilities – not to mention trails for bikes, horses and 4WDs – you don't have to stop exploring once you reach the summit.
Experience history in Port Arthur
Nestled south of Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula, this former penitentiary is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, with almost 200 years of history to its name. Explore the buildings and jail cells by day or brave Port Arthur after dark, when nightly ghost tours show a hidden side of the site's history.
Getting around Hobart
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Taxis and Uber
Taxis and Uber operate throughout the CBD and beyond.
Planning to explore beyond the CBD? Pick up a car hire at Hobart Airport and hit the road as soon as you touch down.
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