What to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on your Australian Cruise
Plan an unforgettable journey Down Under with our top 7 things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia list.
If you have an upcoming cruise to the Down Under, and are in search of things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, we are here to help. Tasmania is a southern island state of Australia and is known for its breathtaking scenery, wilderness, National Parks, and picturesque cities. Its capital city, Hobart, also happens to be a popular port stop when taking a cruise around Australia. While Hobart was once considered an isolated area, today is has developed into one of Australia’s top tourist regions. It typically draws in those who seek pleasant climates and mesmerizing, natural beauty.
So, if it is soon time for you to embark towards Hobart, you may be searching for places to see in southern Tasmania, Australia and things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Or, if you are seeking the perfect Australian cruise, check out CruiseExperts’ Great Adventure Down Under 24-day adventure, which includes Hobart on the itinerary. Whichever cruise you choose, take our handy list of top seven things to do in Hobart in order to plan an unforgettable experience on your journey:
- Explore Mt. Wellington – Perhaps one of Hobart’s most notable attractions, the stunning Mt. Wellington reaches 4,176 feet. The Mt. Wellington Express regularly offers sightseeing expeditions that leave from the information center several times during the day. Once at the top, you will have approximately 40 minutes of sightseeing time. There is no better place to find breathtaking views of the harbour, Derwent Valley, Hobart and more. Don’t forget your camera on this expedition!
- Enjoy a Drink – If visiting breweries around the world tickles your fancy, than you won’t want to miss the Cascades Brewery. Famous for being Australia’s oldest brewery that is still in operation (since 1832!), visitors can catch a two-hour tour and see machines in action (on weekdays only). Enjoy a beer – or soft drink – and take a trip back in time as you learn about the brewery’s history.
- Find Port Favorites – If you feel the need to stay close to the ship but still want to experience this vibrant city, you will find plenty of intriguing stops nearby. Along the harbourfront, you are sure to see an abundance of fishing vessels, historic sailing ships, expedition boats and more. In addition, you will have an extensive choice of places to shop for trinkets, or eat some of the country’s freshest seafood. Or keep going and find other things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
- See Salamanca – A quick walk around the harbourfront will also bring you to Salamanca Square, Salamanca Place and the Arts Centre. If you are an arts and crafts fan, here you can find a number of shops filled with Tasmanian artwork, and aboriginal pieces made from wood, glass, ceramic, etc. There are also plenty of places to eat, and a quaint nearby neighborhood lined with charming homes and mansions. This is a great option for anyone who is up for a walk and enjoys architecture and artwork.
- Be Amazed by MONA – Want to enjoy an even greater art experience. Take a quick ferry ride upstream to the famed Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA. Here you will enter Australia’s largest privately owned museum, which is housed in a structure cut into sandstone cliffs. Prepare for a unique and diverse collection of artwork, and a prized onsite restaurant whose culinary creations are also pieces of art! Fancy some wine with your art experience? Not a problem, thanks to MONA’s Moorilla winery located just below the restaurant.
- Witness the Female Factory – Take a short trip just outside of Hobart and you will find the historic Cascades Female Factory. Here, over 1,000 Irish and English women, and occasionally their children, were imprisoned and sentenced to perform hard labor. The Factory offers a guided tour with actors, who share what a typical day was like for prisoners. Reservations are needed, so be sure to book beforehand!
- Sightsee in Richmond – If sightseeing and exploring an old convict station and former military post interests you, be sure to check out Richmond. Here you can find the Old Post Office from 1826, St. Luke’s Church of England from 1834, the Courthouse (built in 1825), and many other significant structures. In addition, a quick walk along Main Street will bring you to Coal River, and its solid stone arch structure that was built by prisoners.
There are so many things to do in Hobart, Tasmania Australia, just be sure to bring your walking shoes and an appetite for seafood or Italian (courtesy of post WWII Italian immigration). If you are still searching for your ideal Down Under cruise adventure, call an experienced travel advisor at www.CruiseExperts.com to learn about specials that may interest you. Contact us at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) and, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!