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Hobart - Cities, Towns and Localities
Sitting at the foot of Mount Wellington, on the banks of the Derwent River and a bustling harbour, Hobart is Australia’s most popular southerly capital city.

The destination for the internationally famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Hobart offers many events, attractions and tours for the visitor to enjoy.

Some of the popular areas for visitors include:

  • The Waterfront and Salamanca
  • Battery Point
  • Central Hobart & the Queens Domain
  • Eastern Shore
  • Southern Region
  • Northern Region
  • Derwent Valley
  • Huon Valley
  • Mount Wellington

Hobart Attractions

Antarctic Adventure Centre
• 2 Salamanca Square, HOBART TAS 7000
• Ph: 03 6220 8220 • Info Line: 03 6223 8383 • Freecall: 1800 350 028
Experience the excitement of the Antarctica in 21 degree comfort. Ride The Blizzard, pilot an icebreaker, watch a movie and enjoy over fifty interactive displays.
Bonorong Wildlife Park
• Briggs Rd, BRIGHTON TAS 7030 • Ph: 03 6268 1184
Only 25 minutes north of Hobart, you can come interact with kangaroos and koalas through the professional keepers.
Maritime Museum
• 61 Argyle St, HOBART TAS 7000 • Ph: 03 6234 1427
Discover the evolving maritime history of Tasmania.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
• Queens Domain, HOBART TAS 7000 • Ph: 03 6234 6299
Unique flora, Sub-Antarctic Plant House, conservatory, Japanese Garden and Botanical Discovery Centre.
Salamanca Place and Salamanca Market
Salamanca Place, along with the surrounding areas provides for one of Tasmania’s most popular entertainment areas. Packed with shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries, craft shops and the famous Salamanca Market that is held every Saturday (except for certain public holidays).
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
• 40 Macquarie St, HOBART TAS 7000
• Ph: 03 6233 3500 (Recorded Information) • Ph: 03 6211 4177 • Email

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Hobart Events

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Australian Wooden Boat Festival
• Held every two years during February
From the inaugural event in 1994, when 180 wooden boats graced Hobart’s docks, The Australian Wooden Boat Festival has grown to become one of the nation’s most exciting and spectacular celebrations. In 2005, there were more than 40,000 visitors admiring the 450 wooden craft of all shapes and sizes. Highlights of the 2007 festival was ‘The Parade of Sail’, led by a fleet of tall ships and hundreds of boats making their way en masse to the festival, up the Derwent. Other items of interest were ‘A World of Model Boats’, ‘Shipwrights Village’, ‘Quick n Dirty Boat Challenge’, ‘Maritime Marketplace’ and much more.
Hobart Summer Festival
• Ph: 03 6238 2100 • Email
• Last week December / First week January
For locals and lovers of food and drink everywhere, summer in Hobart means one thing - it’s time for the Taste of Tasmania. Program including The Taste, Buskers Festival, Surf Craft Pursuit Challenge, Pier River Swim, Hazell Bros Family Days and a number of other programs making up 11 days of fun for the entire family.
Royal Hobart Regatta
• Commences on the 2nd Monday in February
Started in 1838 by the then Governor of Tasmania, Sir John Franklin, the day was declared a public holiday, the day consisted of friendly competition between local sailors and members of the Merchant Navy. Today, it is now one of the oldest continuing public holidays in Australia, with the cost of the regatta covered by sponsorship and to a lesser extent, government grants. The entire Derwent River is given over to the Regatta for the 3 days.
Salamanca Market
• Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia’s best outdoor market. Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart’s famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year. Operated by Hobart City Council. Visit their website to download the Salamanca Market Brochure.
Showground MarketRoyal Hobart Showground
• 2 Howard Rd, GLENORCHY TAS 7010 • Ph: 03 6272 6812 • Fax: 03 6273 0524 • Email
• Every Sunday - 8 am to 2 pm
The biggest and best family Market in Tasmania with both outdoor and undercover sites. There is sure to be something for everyone, from second hand goods to art and craft ware, bric-a-brac, home cooked cakes, chutneys and jams, fresh produce, a trash and treasure trove, for a fun day out.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
• Commences 26 December
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race official site has all the information you need for Australia’s premier boat race, that commences on Boxing Day departing from Sydney. The race is organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Royal Hobart ShowRoyal Hobart Showground
• Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, 2 Howard Rd, GLENORCHY TAS 7010
• Ph: 03 6272 6812 • Fax: 03 6273 0524 • Email
• October
The first show was held in January 1822, in the Old Market Place, in front of the present State Parliament House. Today, the Royal Hobart Show is held in the Royal Hobart Showground in Glenorchy, just 10 km north of Hobart. The show runs over 4 days, that includes the Tasmania Show Day public holiday. The largest Royal Show held in Tasmania that provide all the fun of a show fair with livestock events, wood chopping, show bags, fair rides, and much more.
Tasmanian Boutique BeerfestThe Hobart Beerfest
• Ph: 03 6247 1558 • Fax: 03 6247 1367
• November/December (check the website for exact dates)
The largest Beer festival in Australia transforms the Hobart waterfront into a universe of craft beer. Tasmanian and Australian boutique beers go head to head with the world’s best – giving you the opportunity to compare Australian brews with the rest of the world. Take a tour through this world of beer with more than 100 samples on offer, or dedicate your journey of discovery to specific regions – choose the Tasmanian experience, English Bitters and Ales, the oldest beers in the world from Belgium… The choice is yours and our knowledgeable tour guides are here to help.

Whether your approach is educational, recreational or professional the Tasmanian Boutique Beer Festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of craft beer.
Three Peaks Race
• March/April - commences Good Friday
The Three Peaks Race is a action packed annual event that includes a sailing component and a runners component. This non-stop event commences at Beauty Point and finishes in Hobart, on the Derwent River. The event takes in the length of the beautiful east coast, including Flinders Island and the Freycinet Peninsula, and is popular event for competitors, families, tourists, and locals.

The sailing component of the race is 335 nautical miles divided into three legs of 90, 145 and 100 miles. It offers the crew a chance to relax and socialise at the end of each leg while the runners do their stuff.

The running component is where members of each team have to scale Mount Strzelecki, Mount Freycinet and Mount Wellington. This unique combination of two disparate disciplines provides for a challenging event.
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