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Top 05 Activities to do in Hobart – A City of Modern and Historic Charm

The best of nature wraps around world class works of art, fascinating convict history and an award winning brand of Whiskey in vibrant Hobart. Read on discover the best of Tasmania.


The Art Scene and MONA

MONA or the Museum of Old and New Art is right smack in the centre of Hobart's vibrant art scene. It is of course the very core from which resonates the city's rich history. Your experience at MONA will be nothing short of fabulous for the privately owned centre is well known for its daring and eccentric displays. Continue your journey of Hobart's art scene by scouring the many galleries and centres that add lustre to the city; included are the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery and the Salamanca Art Centre spearheading work with talented local artisans.


Shops and Cafes of Salamanca

Salamanca Place is probably the most popular destination amongst tourists. Quit aptly the place is where many visitors enjoy relaxing, shopping and catching the sights. It is appropriate to seek accommodation around the precinct as it will keep you within easy reach of all things interesting in Hobart. Head over to Tricycle Café and enjoy a coffee as you contemplate which boutique or shop to start your bout of holiday shopping at; if you choose a Hobart serviced apartment in this area catching some local flavour is just a hop step and jump away. Looking for unique souvenirs or gifts? Do head over to Hobart Bookshop for a collection of rare books while exquisite handcrafted jewellery is hard to resist at Rebecca Roth Gallery. The Salamanca Market a few steps from Somerset on Salamanca Hobart is quite an experience for the 300 odd stalls are well known to specialise in homeware, handicrafts and art.


Hobarts Fascinating Convict History

Port Harbour is your best choice for relishing the gorgeous wilderness of the Tasman Peninsula. You can grab yourself a convict card and retrace your steps through history at each point; well-marked on the cards. Visit Richmond which is only 30 minutes from the Hobart CBD; the place has deep roots in convict history and is now the entrance to Tasmania's verdant wine growing region. One for nature lovers as well as history buffs Richmond has quite a lot to offer.


The Local Whiskey and Bars of Tasmania

Sullivan's Cove Whiskey is an award winning brand made locally; add to this the presence of other world renowned distilleries such as Lark Cellar Door and Nant Whisky Cellar and you are on a very prestigious and spirited whisky trail. Wines and Craft beer quite famous in Australia is best tried at Frank on the Hobart Waterfront as well as other restaurants located at Brooke Pier.


Head Over to Bruny Island for Boutique Produce

Local boutique produce is a treat and fascinating discovery for all foodies. Head over to Kettering just 45 minutes from the city centre and hop on the ferry to Bruny Island. There you most certainly will enjoy tasting the produce at Tasmanian House of Whisky for Ice Cream, Bruny Island Cheese Co, Bruny Island Smoke House delicacies and much more tantalizing options.

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