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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Awesome things to do in Hobart – Discover Tasmania

Tasmania is awesome and Hobart is simply stunning. Today the place is one of the most popular holiday destinations amongst Australians and other worldly citizens. Here are a few reasons why.


Hey there all you Foodies Here's Why Hobart is made for you!

Nothing beats a bout of holiday binging and when in Hobart you have ample excuses and choices to indulge the food connoisseur in you. Check out Small Fry, for a pretty darn good breakfast. Sit at the long table while chefs on the other side whip up your favourite 'brekky'. Pigeon Hole Café is for the health freaks serving fresh delicious organic food made with ingredients straight out of its farm. Here's a tip; do try the cooked beans with jamon as well as the Reuben toastie. Those of you staying at a Hobart serviced apartment will love experimenting at these eateries, especially with the likes of Pilgrim Coffee just 4 minutes from Somerset on the Pier Hobart whipping up a mean brunch; to be enjoyed on those long lazy days of holiday.


Shopaholics Hobart Loves You Too!

Shopping and dining while on holiday are the simple pleasures of life and since it is well established that Hobart is a foodie's haven here are some gems to entice the curious shopper. Tom Hounslow is a 'cutler' or rather a knife carver following ancient Japanese techniques. Prices are steep but then there is no compromise on quality. Cool Wine is where you should head for that excellent vintage. A place that does justice serving the most discerning palate; this place is one for sommeliers to stock up their cellars. Not forgetting the fabulous open markets of Hobart, the Farm Gate Markets come highly recommended. The best place for fresh produce and Hobart specials this place is the best venue for picking up excellent wines, cheeses and A-grade grass fed meat.


Artistic Treats are Fabulous

If you are a culture buff and appreciate fine art do visit the Museum of New and Old Art. This quirky gallery is known for its outlandish exhibits such as the 'poo machine'; there's more folks so do check out the place.


Stuff your Face with Cheese

Bruny Island is a mere ferry ride away. Take a 45 minute drive to the port where a fast ferry ride will get you to the verdant island. The surroundings are absolutely stunning; hence do not forget the cameras. Besides its natural beauty Bruny Island is famous for its artisan cheeses; sample and enjoy.


Tackle Mount Wellington it's the Best Experience

If you decided to indulge in all the food and wine discussed above a hike up Mt Wellington comes highly recommended. Now before you protest at the mere thought of physical exertion consider the fact that the summit of this iconic peaks rewards one with stunning bird's eye views of Hobart. An experience to cherish besides the chilly atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings are sure to zest up your day.

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