Hobart Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Hobart Area
A CBD made up mostly of sandstone is a rare find these days. Rug up, grab a coffee, find the top things to do and wind your way through Hobart's streets treading back into the past and through the present step-by-step.
Start at Salamanca Place and run your hand along the Georgian sandstone warehouses that still smell the wool, grain and apples they used to store. Take your time working your way through the restaurants and galleries that now occupy these historic structures. The strip comes alive as every Saturday morning event brings more than three hundred stall holders to occupy the way. Fill your bags with jewellery, bespoke fashion pieces, woodwork, preserves, winter warmers and the freshest of produce if it can fit. Sit back, forget the working week and let the mulled wine go to your head.
Now that you're feeling warm and fuzzy, you'll be keen to join in on the Old Hobart Pub Tour , a local guide to all the best pubs. Make best friends with the locals stumbling between every waterfront pub and half catch stories of smugglings and streetwalkers. Hobart's historic tours are a good way of colouring in the sandstone gaps and Hobart's Historic Walk is a great activity that does this neatly. Hobart Town Hall , St David's Cathedral , the Old Gaol and the Treasury will help you see the sandstone CBD a little differently next time you walk past. Continue your excavation at Narryna Heritage Museum in Battery Point and dig deeper into the relics of old Hobart town.
A CBD this old doesn't come without its antiques. Hire a bike and ride through Hobart's antiques markets or let providence lead the way and see what you've picked up by the end. Check out the cruises along the Derwent River that strategically take advantage of a chilly Hobart sunset.
Whether you explore inner Hobart' local attractions by bike or by foot, you're guaranteed to forget what year it is. Go with it. You can't do it anywhere else.