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Looking for things to do in Hobart? The capital city of Tasmania, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. Hobart is a fantastic destination for a variety of tours, attractions and activities in either the city itself or the surrounding world heritage wilderness areas. Take a tour from Hobart, such as a nature cruise to Bruny Island to see seals and whales, visit the famous MONA Gallery, travel to Port Arthur, sample award winning wines from an array of wineries, visit Tasman Island and much more!

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Bruny Island Wildlife Cruises

Bruny Island Wildlife Cruises

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Port Arthur Day Tours from Hobart

Port Arthur Day Tours from Hobart

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Hobart Sightseeing Tours including MONA Admission

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Hobart Scenic Plane Flights

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Bruny Island Full Day Tour including Six Courses

Bruny Island Full Day Tour including Six Courses

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Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Tour from Hobart

Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Tour from Hobart

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Port Arthur Day Tour with Optional Tasmanian Devil Park Entry

Port Arthur Day Tour with Optional Tasmanian Devil Park Entry

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Mount Wellington Morning Tour from Hobart

Mount Wellington Morning Tour from Hobart

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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour With Lunch

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Port Arthur Ghost Tours

Port Arthur Ghost Tours

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Tasmania Flexi Attractions Pass

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Day Tour

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Tasman Island Cruise with Optional Lunch and Transfers from Hobart

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Hobart City Half Day Sightseeing Tours

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Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Day Tour

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Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park Tour from Hobart

Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park Tour from Hobart

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Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves Tour

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Maria Island Picnic Tour

Maria Island Picnic Tour

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Iron Pot Cruise from Hobart

Iron Pot Cruise from Hobart

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Nature Wildlife Food and Booze From Hobart

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Tahune AirWalk with Optional Eagle Hang Glider

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Mt Field & Mt Wellington Tour including Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hobart Scenic Helicopter Flights

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Maria Island National Park Day Tour

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Hobart City Kayaking Day Tour

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West Coast Day Tour including Scenic Flights and River Cruise

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Paranormal Investigation Experience

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The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

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The Salamanca Markets

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The Tench

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Battery Point

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The State Cinema

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Huon Valley Day Tour with Tahune Forest Treetop Walk

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Gourmet Tasmanian Seafood Seduction Cruise

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Hop On Hop Off Hobart City Sightseeing Tour

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3 Day Tour Package from Hobart to Launceston

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Tasmanian Nature Hike From Hobart

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Top 10 Things to do in - Hobart and surrounds

Mount Wellington
#1
MONA
#2
Bruny Island
#3
Animal Attractions
#4
Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens
#5
Cascade Brewery
#6
The State Cinema
#7
Battery Point
#8
Horse Riding
#9
Scenic Flight
#10

1. Go up Mount Wellington

Location:Wellington Park, West Hobart

One of Hobart's most obvious highlights also ranks amongst its best, and there are few spectacles that can compare with Mount Wellington in Tasmania, both in terms of the view from afar and offered from the top. Sitting just to the west of central Hobart, the mountain makes for an impressive sight, with its seasonally snow-dusted peak making for a wonderful contrast with the greenery of its slopes. The summit of Mt. Wellington and its incredible lookout points can be reached via a roughly 25-minute drive from the CBD, with both tours and regular shuttle buses making the trek from the centre of Hobart on a consistent basis via its main Pinnacle Road.

2. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art

Location:655 Main Road, Berriedale

One of the most highly-acclaimed additions to the must-do in Hobart list is the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which has received international attention for its progressive and sometimes controversial exhibits and exhibitions. Perched on the shore of the Derwent River and featuring some of the most prominent and up-and-coming artists of today, the Museum of Old and New Art has been listed by multiple respected media and travel outlets from around the world as one of the true must-visit spots in Australia for both 2013 and beyond.

3. Explore Bruny Island

Location:56km south of Hobart

Bruny Island is another immensely popular natural highlight in the greater Hobart area, so much so that it was voted one of the Top 100 Greatest Trips in the World and Australia's best tourism attraction for the years 2008 - 2011. As a prime example of coastal Tasmanian wilderness, it's the prime spot for various wildlife and sightseeing cruises that allows you to get up close with the likes of seals, dolphins, albatross and even whales during their annual migratory period all set amongst a stunning oceanic backdrop that remains relatively untainted from human influence despite its popularity.

4. Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or Zoo Doo

Location:Various locations

Wildlife is always an enjoyable go-to entertainment option when visiting a new destination - particularly if you're bringing kids along - and Hobart is no exception in this regard as its greater area is home to two quality wildlife facilities that come highly recommended: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and ZooDoo, each of which offers something slightly different. Tasmania is home to a wide array of diverse and fragile wildlife, and both of these facilities to an admirable job of showcasing creatures from all over the animal kingdom while keeping both conservation and a reasonable price in mind wherever possible.

5. Roam around the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

Location:Lower Domain Rd, Hobart

Tasmania's greenery is without a doubt one of its major drawcards that help separate the state from its northern brothers, and its botanic leanings are reflected in few better places than Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens. Lying on the city's eastern side, the gardens are impressive, even by the high standards set by botanic gardens in some of Australia's larger capitals and has continually been refined and meticulously groomed throughout its nearly 200-year-long history.

6. Tour the Cascade Brewery

Location:140 Cascade Rd, Hobart

The Cascade Brewery is much more than just a simple beer production facility, however, the brewery is over 150 years old and is the oldest running brewery in Hobart, with a stunning setting amongst lovely surroundings and immaculately well-kept gardens. It's also an impressive example of older, colonial-style architecture in itself.

7. Catch a movie at the State Cinema

Location:375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Another historic local favourite is Hobart's State Cinema, an iconic venue that has been entertaining audiences for over 100 years. The place to go if you're after a dose of enjoyable culture and the chance to view the type of films you simply won't find in mainstream cinemas, the building itself is almost as much of a star as its offerings that can be found within.

8. Explore Battery Point

Location:Battery Point, Hobart

Tasmania, in general, has a charming, old-world feel to most of the state outside of the more urban parts of Hobart and other larger cities, and this is exemplified in full by Hobart's suburb of Battery Point. Located to the South-East of the city towards the waterfront, visiting Battery Point is akin to stepping back in time as it's a truly historic area with many buildings which remain intact since their founding back in 1830. Dotted throughout with colonial-style and stone buildings and various charming little coffee shops and restaurants, it's easy to immerse yourself in yesteryear and is best explored simply by taking a stroll through its streets.

9. Go on a horse ride with Horse Riding Tasmania

Location:Lot 1, White Hill Rd, Wattle Hill

For an alternative take on the typical Hobart sightseeing experience, horse riding makes for a great way to take in the beauty of the city and its surrounds. With local horse riding operator Horse Riding Tasmania, there are are several options available in and around Hobart to ride through scenic trails and enjoy spectacular views of the coast, rainforest, mountains or bushland as well as along the beachfront.

10. Take a flight with Par Avion

Location:115 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge

Hobart and its natural surrounds are charming and beautiful enough in and of themselves, however, the region takes on a whole new aspect when viewed from the air. Par Avion offers travellers the chance to admire Hobart and its surrounds from above with a number of flight paths visiting various iconic Tasmanian attractions including Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain, and Bruny Island.

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