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Published June 27th 2016
Explore the wonders of this delightful city
There are many things to do, see and experience in Hobart. From museums to natural attractions, there is something for all interests with the list below.
The list includes both free & ticketed attractions:
1. Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
When: All year round- Monday-Sunday: 10am-4pm (Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day) Where: Davey St & Dunn Place, Hobart Cost: Free Details: The Museum was established in 1846 and it showcases many exhibitions, displays including permanent, current, passing exhibits, tours and more. Click here for website.
Cost: Details: Situated at a historical location these markets include over 300 market stalls, entertainment, food & fresh local produce, artisan jewellery, pottery, plants, vintage collections, clothing and more. Click here for website.
Take a seat at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens...
3. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens When: All year round: Mondays-Sundays: 8am-5:30pm - Closed Public Holidays
Where: Lower Domain Rd, Hobart
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Details: Covering approximately 14 hectares and being established in 1818 this is a must see! The Gardens include exhibits / displays of gardens, ponds, lawns, rolling hills, walking paths, picnic areas and more. Click here for website.
4. Museum of Old & New Art
When: Wednesday-Monday: 10am-5pm
Where: 655 Main Rd, Berriedale
Cost: See website for all pricing.
Details: This Museum showcases ancient, modern and contemporary art. There are bars, café and restaurant, cinema and cemetery on site. Click here for website.
5. Maritime Museum of Tasmania
When: All year round- Monday- Sunday: 9am-5pm Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)
Where: in the Carnegie Building- 16 Argyle St, Hobart (Opposite the Constitution Dock)
Cost: Adults: $9pp, Children under 13yrs: Free- for all pricing see website.
Details: You will find a collection of artifacts, tools, equipment, over 10,000 photographs and paintings, whaleboats, warships, exhibits, informative displays about Aboriginal watercraft, early European explores and whalers, and more. Click here for website.
6. Queens Domain
When: All year round
Where: Queens Domain, Hobart
Details: There is plenty to see and do at the Queens Domain with walking and cycling paths to discover, plenty of picnic spots to enjoy. Hobart Cenopath can be found here and at times events are held here too. Click here for website.
7. Parliament House
When: All year round- Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm- closed Public Holidays
Where: Salamanca Place, Hobart
Details: Opening in 1840 and with a Georgian Architecture the Parliament House, Hobart is opened for viewing and tours are held on non-sitting days at 10am and 2pm. Click here for website.
8. Tasmanian Transport Museum
When: Weekends & some Public Holidays- see website: 1pm-4pm
Where: 2B Anfield St, Glenorchy
Cost: General Admission Adults: $8pp & Children: $4pp- Train rides including admission adults: $10pp and $5pp (unlimited train rides).
Details: The Museum exhibits railway locomotives, railmotors, carriages, wagons, trams, trolley buses, motor buses, stationary steam engines, history items including historical photographs, train rides, demonstrations and more. Click here for website.
9. Zoodoo Wildlife Park
When: All year round: 9am-5pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)
Where: 620 Middle Tea Tree Rd, Richmond
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Children (3-12yrs): $13pp
Details: Sitting on 90 hectares this hands-on zoo allows you to get up close and personal to many animals in the walk thru Native Park, Farm Yard and Walk-Thru Bird Aviary, animal encounters, unique safari tours, animal presentations, activities such as the waterball and indoor playground, many animal exhibits and more. Click here for website.
10. Cape Bruny Lighthouse
When: All year round
Where: Southern tip of Bruny Island, accessible by road via Kettering, the ferry to Roberts Point, the B66 to Lunawanna and the C629 to Cape Bruny. Vehicle access from 9:30am-4:30pm.
Details: This inactive Lighthouse was erected in 1838 after a series of mishaps and shipwrecks south of Bruny Island, including the catastrophic wreck of the convict transport George III. It was Tasmania's third lighthouse and Australia's fourth and today it is Australia's second oldest and longest continually staffed extant lighthouse, making this an attraction not to miss. Click here for website.
11. Mount Wellington
When: All year round
Where: Pinnacle Rd, Wellington Park
Details: This natural wonderland includes cool forested gullies, walking tracks including historic tracks, horse and mountain bike tracks, four wheel drive mountain trails, picnic areas, lookouts and views, birdwatching & wildlife spotting and much more natural experiences to discover. Click here for website.