10 unique things to do in Hobart

When you’ve already done Salamanca Markets, the Botanic Gardens, and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, there’s only one thing for it – do as the locals do. We’ve sorted you out with the top 10 unique things to do in Hobart when you’ve already done what Google tells you is the top 10.

Eat at the world’s best modern art gallery

You haven’t really been to Hobart if you haven't stopped by Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art. After a fun day perusing the art, pay a visit to the incredible Faro restaurant, where there is always something new, wacky and wonderful on the menu. Combining the unique tastes of Faro and the thought provoking insight of Mona makes for a truley unforgettable experience.

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Tackle the Totem pole at cape Hauy

Rock climbing lover? Adrenalin seeker? We’ve got you covered! There’s a terrifying 60-meter sea stack located at Cape Hauy along the Tasmanian Peninsula that’s a serious playground for adventurous souls. Although if you prefer to watch from afar, it’s still well worth the drive from Hobart along the rugged coastline to witness people ascending the stack.

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Road trip to Penguin

Looking for the perfect day trip, well look no further. Located only 3 and a half hours from Hobart is the town of Penguin. This beautiful seaside town is home to a 3 meter penguin statue, and a sancuary for regular sized live peguins. Penguin also has many beautiful scenic walks, pretty esplanades to wander and some serious beautiful coastal drives along the way.

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Preach at Preachers

Looking for the most hipster bar in all of Hobart? Welcome to Preachers, located in a heritage-listed cottage, with a bus parked out the back that you can enjoy a drink or two in. On Wednesday nights, they even host bus bingo. We recommend leaving grandma at home for this one!

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Do your laundry and have lunch

Step into the unqiue Machine Laundry Café, a brekkie institution serving witty dishes inside a laundry. Naturally, you’ll find egg and bacon favourites, but you’ll also find fun ones like parmesan, caramelised onion and spinach pancakes. It’s located in the heart of Salamanca Square, so grab a seat outside and enjoy the people-watching opportunities.

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Cascades Female Factory

Visit the Cascades Female Factory and discover the stories of Australia’s female convicts in the only Australian Convict World Heritage property that tells the story of female transportation. Go on either/both the Heritage Tour or Her Story Dramatised story to help gain a picture of what took place within the cold stone walls. The stories told are extremely moving and emotional. Head to Cascade Brewery after for a little uplift.

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Get spooked on the Port Arthur Ghost Tour

Believe in ghosts? Embark on the Port Arthur Ghost Tour, full of mystery and intrigue and spook-tacular fun. Set in the dark grounds of Port Arthur Historic site, your lantern-lit tour ventures through infamous buildings and ruins and you’ll hear vivid stories of unexplained events that baffle many.

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Hike in Wellington Park

Both a habitat, and the pride and joy of locals, is none other than Wellington Park. Located right on the doorstep of Tasmania’s capital city. From historic walking/hiking tracks, mountain biking, four-wheel driving along mountain trails or simply a quiet and scenic spot to picnic, you’ll find it all and much much more at Wellington Park. Not to mention the incredible views!

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Wander the largest tulip field in the southern hemisphere

Show the Dutch up by frolicking through the largest tulip field in the southern hemisphere. From the 23rd September to the 22nd October 2023, visit the The Tulip farm on the North West coast of Tasmania and stroll through fields bursting with every colour tulip imaginable. Think how bloody good your gram is going to look after a visit here.

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State Cinema Hobart

The State Cinema Hobart is an icon in the city and has been a place of entertainment for locals for over 100 years. The Cinema has eleven different screens with a great range of both local and international films on show, it even has a rooftop cinema and bar too. We think this is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of on foot exploring the city and we're sure you will too!

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