Hobart & Surroundings
Named as one of the friendliest cities in the world, Hobart is Tasmania’s relaxed capital and is a must visit on your Tasmanian motorhome journey.
There is no shortage of activities and attractions in the scenic south with delightful national parks, tall forests, unique galleries and a wealth of fresh, locally-grown produce. Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city and is a delight to explore by foot.
Located in the south east of the state on the estuary of the Derwent River, the city has a bustling wharf area with numerous restaurants specialising in Australia’s finest seafood produce. The historical and central suburb of Salamanca is popular with tourists and locals alike and is home to boutique galleries, atmospheric cafes, pubs, bars and Tasmania’s most iconic market held every Saturday, Salamanca Market.
Mt Wellington overlooks the city at an impressive height of 1,271 metres and is easily accessible from the CBD. Venture to the peak and experience magnificent panoramic views of Hobart.
Further south of the capital you will find the delightful Huon Trail home to lush forests, boutique wineries and World Heritage wilderness. Navigate through the pure-aired countryside and experience a range of outdoor adventure activities, prime local produce and top of the range cool climate wine and boutique cider.
Just a short ferry ride across the D’Encastreau Channel visitors will discover the beauty of Bruny Island, a must-have Tasmanian wilderness experience. Enjoy one of the many bushwalks along the dramatic cliffside or experience a Pennicott Wilderness Cruise and witness fur seals, fairy penguins, white wallabies and a range of bird species. Sample the island’s award-winning cheese, chocolate, fudge, truffles and fresh oysters.
Alternatively, head north east of the capital and discover the oldest bridge and gaol in Australia in charming Richmond. This small town is home to a host of antique stores, cafes, galleries and historic attractions and is immersed in the world-class Coal River Valley wine region perfect for a Tasmanian self-drive encounter.
Located just 25 minutes outside of Hobart, this charming town is home to Australia’s oldest convict bridge and gaol dating back to the early-1800s. Stoll along the river-side track and feed the ducks or peruse the quaint antique stores and art galleries on the main street. Try not to get lost in the town’s maze or visit a miniature village of Hobart showing what the town looked like in its early convict days.
Situated in Tasmania’s spectacular south, there is much to do and see in the capital of Hobart. Wander around the delightful wharf precinct and enjoy quality coffee at Salamanca. Explore the historic sights of Battery Point or experience spectacular panoramic views from Mt Wellington. Don’t miss confronting art-work at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).
Experience the beauty of the Huon amidst the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk located 70 kilometres south of Hobart. On the way sample some of Tasmania’s best wine and boutique apple cider brands. Drive past rolling vineyards and cloud-peaked hills and pick up some apples along the way at one of the roadside honesty systems.
Enjoy the ultimate Tasmanian wilderness experience on rugged Bruny Island. Explore the unspoilt beaches of Adventure Bay, observe the local wildlife and take an award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journey showcasing the island’s spectacular rock formations, unique caves and plunging cliff tops.