- Walking time from Leisure Inn to Hobart function center is 18 min. (distance is ~ 1.4km)
- Walking time from Fountainside hotel to Hobart function center is 14 mins. (distance is ~ 1.0km)
Local Transport Info
There are two primary forms of public transport in Hobart, buses and taxis. The major provider of bus services is Metro. Find out more
Hobart Tourist Attractions
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
Australia's largest private museum features everything from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. An enjoyable 30-minute ferry ride up the Derwent River from Hobart's waterfront is the perfect way to start the journey.
Dark Mofo festival – June 2017
Dark Mofo midwinter festival runs June 8-21 across Hobart celebrating the winter and the longest night of the year through public art, food, film, music, light and noise from 4pm to 10pm daily. An engaging event of interactive art displays provides a bewitching experience and never fails to overrule expectations. It is an excellent opportunity to embrace and enjoy darkness, unsettling boost of life in the Tasmanian winter.
Dark Mofo Winter Feast is a large-scale food and entertainment event along the lines of Dark Mofo. The many stallholders include some of Tasmania’s favourite chefs, cafes, restaurants, wineries, breweries, gin and whisky distilleries, and cider producers.
Salamanca Market is a most loved outdoor market held every Saturday morning along the historic Salamanca Place, next to the Hobart waterfront and absolutely free to enjoy.
The market has an eclectic mix of over 300 stallholders, showcasing the best that Tasmania has to offer. You will find delicious food, artisan jewellery, fine Tasmanian handcrafted timbers, handmade clothing, as well as vintage collectables, pottery, plants and flowers.
The1,269 m mountain towering above the city connects Hobart's urban landscape to the bush. A 20-minute drive from Hobart to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart and its surroundings, as far as Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Brighton, a 30-minute drive north of Hobart. It boasts wombats, koalas, birds, quolls and many amazing natives including free-roaming kangaroos that you can hand-feed, or Tasmanian devils which are active during the day so they can be viewed at any time. Australia's unique wildlife
Experience Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, compact cities and clean air. From the squeaky white sand and lichen-splashed granite of the east coast to the bleak alpine plateaus of central Tasmania, the island is well above its weight when it comes to natural beauty. The island contribution to the world of food is mainly ruled by smaller producers, extending to premium seafood, cheese, bread, honey, nuts, stone fruit, craft beer, whisky and cool-climate wines.During winter the island feels the southerly winds from the Antarctic and experiences average daily temperatures range from 5 - 12.3°C. Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania you should be prepared for sudden, temporary weather changes.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasman Peninsula
The Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, where around 12,500 convicts served sentences from the prison's establishment in 1830 until its closure in 1877. The site has more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes spread trough the landscaped grounds, as well as a museum, the Convict Study Centre and Interpretation Gallery.
The Tasman National Park surrounds Port Arthur Historic Site and features many unusual geological formations and spectacular sea cliffs. 1.5h drive from Hobart most of the costal scenery landmarks can be reached by car, including the Tessellated Pavement, the Tasman Arch or the Blow Hole.
Freycinet National Park
Situated on Tasmania's beautiful East Coast, Freycinet Peninsula is loaded with natural assets, including the granite peaks of the Hazards Range, abundant birdlife and secluded bays. The short trek to the iconic Wineglass Bay lookout or down to the beautiful, perfectly curved beach is well worth it for one of Tasmania's most photographed views.
Tahune Air Walk
The Southern Forests stretch for hundreds of kilometres, starting after 1.5h drive from Hobart through the Huon Valley relaxing landscape. The Tahune Forest and Air Walk are a must-see in the region. This fenced 597 m gangway sweeps through the treetops, suspended 40m high above the ground. It provides breathtaking bird-eye views of the forest canopy and spine-tingling swinging bridges across the Huon and Picton Rivers.