YHA Hobart Central

YHA Hobart Central

Chat to the team at reception or visit this link to sign up for all the activities happening during your stay.

This Hobart traveller accommodation is in prime position to take advantage of everything Hobart has to offer! Attached to YHA Hobart Central is the pub Tom McHugos - stop by for delicious, value-for-money meals. The bars and restaurants at Salamanca Place are filled with locals and travellers alike, especially in summer.

It's a beautiful walk from the hostel along the foreshore to Constitution Dock, Salamanca Markets and the historic homes of Battery Point. If you're interested in art, both the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Salamanca Arts Centre are a short walk from the hostel and the Museum of Old and New Art - also known as MONA - is just a ferry ride away. 

Hobart is the ideal base to explore some of Tasmania's natural wonders. Drive to the top of Mount Wellington or hike to one of the lookout points for 360 degree panoramic views of Hobart, be swept away by the beauty of Maria Island National Park, walk among the tree tops on the Tahune Forest Air Walk or visit the Southwest National Park - the largest national park in Tasmania for rugged coastal views and an abundance or native wildlife.

Our friendly reception staff can help you organise one day and multi-day tours. Whether you want to visit Port Arthur, kayak around Hobart or explore the rest of this amazing state,we can help you plan your ultimate Tasmanian holiday. 

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Famous 5 - 5 Day Tasmania Adventure Tour

Escape into Tasmania’s pristine wilderness and travel coast to coast, experiencing the best of the island over five days with a range of outstanding short walks.
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Tassie 5 - 5 Day Tasmania Nature and Wildlife Tour

Visit Tasmania’s diverse national parks and wild places over five days, discovering the island's beaches, landscapes, wildlife and rainforests.
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6 Day Tasmania Explorer Tour

Experience Tasmania’s natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day tour of Tasmania and see its famous highlights as well as plenty of hidden gems.
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The Best of Tasmania in 7 Super Days

Discover Tasmania’s world-class nature, wildlife, and history through several of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks over seven super days in a small group tour.

Things to do in Hobart

  1. Check out Hobart's very own Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It's unusual, avant garde, and absolutely free!
  2. Walk on Mt Wellington, the spectacular views from the 1,270m peak offer amazing views that you shouldn't miss!
  3. Head out to the Waterworks Reserve for some prime bird watching. Just 4km from the city, this reserve is a haven of rosellas, cockatoos and many other tassie birds. Be sure to bring binoculars.
  4. Mount Nelson Signal Station, this heritage listed site boasts 180 degree views and contains the rich history of how the mainland Tasmania used to use signals to communicate with Port Arthur.
  5. Explore the Salamanca Market every Saturday from 8am, in Salamanca Place. The trading hub offers artworks, organic food, and beautiful colonial buildings.
  6. Walk around Battery Point to see fishermen’s cottages, old alehouses and graceful mansions, built in the 19th century. From here, nip to nearby Anglesea Barracks, the oldest military buildings still in use in Australia.
  7. Explore the Royal Botanic gardens, 14 acres containing 6,500 species and varieties of plants including over 400 Tasmanian species.
  8. Head down to Richmond and see the oldest bridge in Australia being first constructed by convicts in the 1820's its embedded in Australian history.


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