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Things to do in Hobart

If you're escaping to Australia's beautiful island state of Tasmania, visiting the capital city is a must! Our things to do in Hobart will let you explore everything the beautiful city has to offer and you'll even love our experiences if you're a local. From Bruny Island day tours to scenic flights, you'll find plenty of Hobart activities worth ticking off your must-do list. Discover everything Southern Tasmania has to offer from land, air or sea!

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Hobart things to do

As the major city of Tasmania, Hobart is the second oldest capital city in Australia after Sydney. It offers a unique blend of historical and heritage buildings with world class activities that sit against the city’s backdrop of Mount Wellington. It is known for its gourmet culinary scene, award winning restaurants, outdoor activities and picturesque waterways. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Hobart perfect for locals, visitors travelling from interstate and even overseas. You’ll find plenty of amazing experiences on RedBalloon that are perfect exploring this part of the country including day tours, scenic cruises, wine tastings and so much more.

Our range of Hobart activities and day tours are perfect to enjoy whilst on holidays or with your partner, friends, family and kids. From Salamanca Market tours and wine tastings, to Port Arthur day trips and deluxe getaway packages, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Hobart again! These experiences are also the perfect gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil someone for a special occasion like their birthday, Christmas or anything in between.

Places to visit in Hobart

There are plenty of amazing places to visit in Hobart, perfect for locals looking for new areas to explore or visitors travelling around the city. A RedBalloon experience is the best way to discover the variety of attractions, natural scenery and beautiful wildlife that make up this region. Discover some of the best places to go in Hobart below.

Bruny Island

Located off the coast, Bruny Island is home to amazing wildlife and plenty of picturesque scenery. Discover the best things to do in Bruny Island from day tours and wilderness cruises to gourmet lunches plus more. Only an 1 hour and 50 minute drive and ferry ride away from Hobart, this is the perfect location for a day trip or mini getaway.

Salamanca Markets

As one of the most visited tourist attractions in Hobart, Salamanca Markets should be at the top of your to-do list. They run every Saturday in the heart of the city and is filled with vibrant stalls selling local produce, jewellery, clothing plus so much more. RedBalloon also offers a variety of day tours that will take you to Salamanca Markets so you can enjoy wondering around the outdoor stalls whilst also taking in the historic architecture of surrounding buildings.

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington (also known as Kunanyi) is a natural reserve situated on the doorstep of Hobart city. There are plenty of things to do on Mount Wellington including enjoy a hiking track, bike riding or driving to the top to enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit. From the peak you’ll discover stunning views of Hobart and across the Tasman Sea. RedBalloon offers a range of cycling tours, day tours and more experiences on the mountain.


The Museum of Old and New Art is one of the best things to do in Hobart. Located a 20 minute drive from the CBD or a 25 minute ferry ride, it’s the perfect place to spend the day getting lost in the architecture, exhibitions and pharos. For the ultimate experience why not book in the Posh-As MONA package for 2 or the Moorilla wine meets Mona art tour with lunch for 2.

Port Arthur

Located under a 90 minute drive from Hobart, Port Arthur is a historic site sitting on the Tasman Peninsula. It was a 19th century penal settlement that is now an open-air museum. There are so many things to do in Port Arthur that will let you explore this world heritage listed site and it’s vivid history. RedBalloon offers a number of packages including day tours, scenic helicopter flights, shuttle buses plus more.

What are the top 5 things to do in Hobart?

There are plenty of amazing Hobart attractions and activities worth ticking off your must-do list. RedBalloon offers a variety of experiences that will let you explore everything this city and its surrounding regions has to offer. Listed below are some of the best Hobart activities.

  • Bruny Island wilderness cruise
  • MONA art tour
  • Port Arthur and Salamanca Markers tour
  • Nature retreat package
  • Scenic seaplane flight over Hobart city

There are plenty of amazing Hobart attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience within the area including any accommodation packages. Find out more about our gift vouchers.

Things to do in Tasmania

Now that you’ve got your Hobart experiences booked in, why not explore the rest of Tasmania and experience everything this state has to offer. Discover a wide range of new and exciting things to do in Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay plus more areas in the Tas.

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