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48 Best Hobart Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Hobart is the Capital city of Tasmania, the island State. It sits on the Derwent River, and is shadowed by Mt Wellington. Second only in age to Sydney, Hobart also has a convict history with Port Arthur Historic Site being one of the main attractions in the area covering 40 acres of ruins and grounds. Explore the cemetery and the prisons with specially designed solitary cells to isolate convicts as cruel and lonely punishment.

Another convict site is within the city, the Cascades Female Factory Prison, where thousands of women and children were imprisoned. This is Australia’s biggest female prison of the convict era, and many convicts did not survive their stay here.

For a different perspective on convicts, night tours are available at Port Arthur, including a ghost tour. If you ever are going to see spirits from the past, a place like this haunting site is sure to deliver.

48 Most Popular Attractions in Hobart

1. Tahune Forest Airwalk

    Opened in 2001, the Tahune Airwalk is a popular tourist attraction located on the edge of a 1.6 million hectare World Heritage-listed forest. In the decade
  • Adult $26, Children $13, Family $52
  • +61 1300 720 507
  • Tahune AirWalk, Arve Road, Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Nov to Mar: 9am-5pm; Apr to Oct: 10am-4pm

2. Salamanca Market

  • The Salamanca Market, a street market located in Salamanca Place close to Battery Point, has been part of Hobart’s Saturday line-up since it began
  • Free
  • +61 3 6238 2843
  • Salamanca Market, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Sat 8am-3pm
  • 5

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3. Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

    The Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, also known as The Taranna Wildlife Park, is working to rescue the Tasmanian devil species from the edge of extinction
  • Adult $33, Children $18, Family $79
  • +61 3 6250 3230
  • Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Arthur Highway, Taranna, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

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4. Hobart Aquatic Centre

  • Adult $7.50, Child (2-5 years) $1.70 (6-15years) $5.00
  • 61 3 6222 6999
  • Hobart Aquatic Centre, Davies Avenue, Queens Domain, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 6am-9pm

5. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

  • The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a privately-owned art gallery located in Hobart, Tasmania. Opened at the start of 2011, MONA brings together modern
  • Adult $20, Concession $15
  • +61 3 6277 9900
  • Museum of Old and New Art, Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 10am-6pm
  • 2

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6. Derwent River

    The Derwent River, an estuary on which the city of Hobart is located, is not considered much of a tourist attraction, but remains an important waterway
  • Free
  • River Derwent, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily

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7. Bruny Island

    Bruny Island, located off Tasmania’s south-eastern coast, is a popular tourist destination and natural attraction. The island, actually two landmasses
  • Ferry is $30-$35 per vehicle depending on season
  • +613 6267 4494
  • Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily

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8. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

  • The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, located 30 minutes outside of Hobart, is a monument to the dedication of a small number of wildlife enthusiasts. The people
  • Adult $25, Child $11, Family $65
  • +61 3 6268 1184
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Briggs Road, Brighton, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 1

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9. Cascade Brewery

    Australia’s oldest continually operating brewery, the Cascade Brewery, offers an opportunity to step back in time as well as to experience some of
  • Adult $15, Child $8, Family $37
  • +61 3 6221 8300
  • Cascade Brewery, Cascade Road, South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 10am-4pm

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10. Port Arthur Historic Site

  • The Port Arthur Historic Site is a small town located around 100 kilometres south-east of Hobart, on the Tasman Peninsula. The site was also a former convict
  • Adult $35, Child $16, Family $80, Concession $27
  • +61 (0)3 6251 2310
  • Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
  • 9am onwards
  • 4

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11. Huon Valley

    The Huon Valley is a lush, natural getaway continuously growing in popularity with domestic and foreign visitors. The region, which begins around 35 minutes
  • Free
  • +613 6264 0326
  • Huon Valley Visitor Centre, Huon Highway, Huonville, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily

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12. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

  • The iconic Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, first established in 1818, is a popular historic and natural attraction in Hobart. Located minutes from the
  • Free (donations appreciated)
  • +61 3 6236 3076
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Road, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 8am-5pm
  • 1

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13. Mount Wellington

  • Located around 22 kilometres from the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington stretches 1,271 metres above sea level. Much of the city was built on the foothills
  • Free
  • +613 6238 2176
  • Mount Wellington, Wellington Park, Tasmania, Australia
  • Summer 8am-8pm; Winter 8am-4:30pm
  • 2

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14. South Bruny National Park

    South Bruny National Park is a natural conservation area located on Bruny Island, a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart. The park, which was established
  • Park pass per vehicle (up to 8 people) $24
  • 1300 827 727
  • South Bruny National Park, South Bruny, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily

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15. Maritime Museum of Tasmania

    The Maritime Museum of Tasmania, located just outside Hobart’s CBD, holds Tasmania’s largest and most varied collection of maritime artefacts.
  • Adult $9, Concession $7, Children Free, Family $18
  • +61 3 6234 1427
  • Maritime Museum of Tasmania, Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm

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