10 unique things to do in Hobart

When you’ve already done Salamanca Markets, the Botanic Gardens, and The Tasmanian Museum and 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.

 

Visit the world’s best modern art gallery

You haven’t really been to Hobart if you didn’t stop by Mona – Museum of Old and New Art. Mona is hands down one of the most unique experiences you’ll ever have. The collection in the museum is undeniably eclectic with David Walsh’s (owner) impressive and daring collections bound to leave you utterly mesmerised. Don’t miss it – we’re damn serious about this one!

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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 very very adventurous souls. 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 – definitely the safer bet.

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Road Trip to Penguin

There’s a town called Penguin in Tasmania and we’re beyond intrigued. Low and behold, it has its own 10 meter penguin statue (did you know we’re a fan of big things here in Oz?) Located on the North Coast, this will be a day trip taking just over three and half hours from Hobart, but we always believe a road trip is well worth it, especially to a seaside town like Penguin. Aside from spotting penguins (real ones and 10-meter ones), there’s many beautiful scenic walks, pretty esplanades to wander and some serious beaut 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 your tipple or two in. On Wednesday nights, they even host bus bingo – yep, we recommend leaving grandma at home for this one!

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Do your laundry and have lunch - win-win!

Fresh food and fresh clothes – keep errbody happy. Step into Machine Laundry Café, both a brekkie institution serving witty dishes inside and well you guessed it, 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 shares the female story of 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

A habitat and pride and joy of locals is none other than Wellington Park, 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. And did we mention - views for dayyyss!

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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. Yep, from 26th September to end of October 2019, 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 and it even has a rooftop cinema and bar too. We think this is the perfect spot to unwind after a day on foot exploring the city and we're sure you will too!

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