Australia has been a home to the most scenic view the world has to offer, and the city of Tasmania has been an underrated gem rich in culture and tradition. From its picturesque natural beauty to fresh organic produce, discovering Tassie will never be complete without visiting the historic Hobart. We run down five reasons why you must explore Hobart and create beautiful memories ASAP.
Unleash your artistic side in MONA
MONA or The Museum of the Old and the New Art is a world-renowned structure that deserves a visit whether you are an art lover or not. A product of David Walsh “subversive adult Disneyland” dream, MONA has a grand architectural structure that will leave you in awe. And when you go inside, you would admire the bizarre collection of the old and new artworks that could be dated back to 100BC. You can also wander around the Skyspace, tennis court, library and the church overlooking a scenic view. Sounds artsy and fun, indeed!
Get lost in Bruny Island
From stunning cliff views to an abundant nature trip, you wouldn’t mind getting lost in the most beautifully preserved Bruny Island. This 50km island is accessible through a ferry or private boat ride. This premier island destination has a lot of activities to offer including birdwatching, getting intimate with the fur seals, fairy penguins and white wallaby. But if you love the wild, you can opt to explore South Bruny National Park and tantalise on the towering cliffs overlooking the long sandy beaches, climb the Cape Bruny Lighthouse and have a glimpse of many rare and endangered plants and animals.
Wander in between historic sites
Hobart may be small in size, but it has a rich history and culture. Travellers can wander around Port Arthur World Heritage Site and reminisce on the history and stories of people who once lived in the sandstone building and vibrant gardens. If you are a feminist and want to be inspired, head down to Australia’s significant Cascades Female Factory, which was built for female convicts. This is an emotional yet rewarding trip as you hear both tragic and resilient stories of women and children. The State Cinema, which was built 100 years ago, is another iconic structure that you would want to see. It has gone through renovations that so expect a stunning combination of an old and new structure.
Sip and dine
Fresh and organic. These pretty sums up the food and drinks in Hobart. Known for their fresh produce, many cafes offer gastronomic food but make sure to drop by Salamanca Market. This historic place has stalls that offers an array of local delicacies and perfectly crafted wines while you linger around.
Go up high the Mt. Wellington
If you want a glimpse of Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island in one, going up high the Mt. Wellington is a must. This 1271m mountain boasts stunning view from up above that is instagrammable. And if you are lucky enough, you can have a snap of the magnificent golden lights overcasting the sky. However, don’t forget to bring hiking gears and stuffs to keep you warm because it is steep and windy above. To add extra thrill to the hike, you can also opt to try the other trails or even mountain bike downhill.
It is also best to rent a car going to the summit of Mount Wellington for a stress-free trek. DriveNow car hire in Hobart offers car hire with the best available rate. They have no booking services and extra charges freeing you up to maximize your money for other tickets on Hobart’s finest locations and attractions mentioned above.
The reasons why you have to visit Hobart is endless. So better grab your passport, pack your clothes, and see for yourself. See you in Hobart, ASAP!