Things to do in Hobart during your Australia and New Zealand Cruise
Looking for things to do in Hobart? Here are four great options from CruiseExperts.com
Are you planning a trip to the scenic capital city of Tasmania, Australia? Hobart is known for its untouched beauty, comfortable temperatures and wide variety of places to explore nearby. For cruisers, you will begin your exploration from the Hobart cruise port, located on the Derwent River. The beautiful city is built around countless hills and the majestic presence of Mt. Wellington. For travelers who love green, lush landscapes combined with a variety of shops, restaurants and cultural and/or physical activities, there are plenty of things to do in Hobart!
Originally built by English convicts, Hobart became a bustling city that offered mining and agricultural opportunities for workers. Because of its placements to waterways, it is a popular fishing locale comprised of marinas, seafood restaurants and sailing opportunities.
Because of its natural beauty and picturesque landscape, combined with a well-established city, it is often likened to Halifax and other cities in Nova Scotia. The Hobart cruise port is a popular itinerary stop on many Australia and New Zealand cruises because of its abundance of potential activities. Here are 4 of our favorite things to do in Hobart during your trip:
- Explore a Mountain – Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a mountain? Now is your chance, thanks to Mt. Wellington, which climbs to 4,176 feet. There are numerous excursions you can book with that offer sightseeing expeditions, which provide you with an incredible perspective of Hobart’s harbour.
- Enjoy a Creative Day – For museum buffs and art fans, MONA, the Museum for Old and New Art is known for its intriguing and often controversial exhibits and installations. Expect to see some nontraditional artwork, plus enjoy some time at the nearby winery, brewery and case.
- Discover a Female Factory – If learning about an area’s history is more your style, you may enjoy some time spent at the Cascades Female Factory. This historic site is not far from Hobart cruise port. It showcases a factory where up 1,000 women from Ireland and England, along with some of their children, were imprisoned and worked each day doing intense manual labor. To help you have a better understanding of what daily life brought for these women, the factory has actors who whisk you away on a guided tour. Keep in mind, you will need reservations for this activity!
- Stroll Around Richmond – For those who want to explore the landscape during their Australia and New Zealand cruise, Richmond is about 20 minutes from Hobart cruise port. The area is full of 19th century architecture and buildings, and is famous for being a convict station and past military post. In this area, you will find the country’s longest standing Catholic Church, the oldest bridge (built in 1823), the original post office (constructed in 1826), the courthouse and more. Bus excursions are available and typically leave from the Hobart Information Center.
These options are just a few of the things to do in Hobart during your travels. And, for those still planning their journey, you may want to consider the Great Adventure Down Under 24 day all-inclusive, deluxe Australia and New Zealand cruise. Starting at just $5,999 for inside cabins per person, you can enjoy a 15 day cruise around New Zealand aboard Holland America Line’s ms Noordam, plus an 8 day tour of Australia.
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