Abuzz with art, history and a thriving culinary scene, Hobart has become one of Australia’s hippest cities.
For fabulous food and culture, head down to hip Hobart.
ROMANTICALLY WEDGED between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River mouth, Hobart has been plagued by a reputation for being dull – until now.
The town has evolved into a hip cultural destination attracting travellers from all over the world. The oldest city in Australia after Sydney, Hobart’s rich colonial history paired with its relaxed seafaring lifestyle, obsession with local produce, year-round cultural festivals and world-class galleries and museums has rendered it one of the top holiday destinations in Australia.
The main attraction is undoubtedly MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, a short ferry ride from town.
MONA is the fanciful masterstroke of Frank’s waterfront setting offers diners a taste of South America. local millionaire entrepreneur David Walsh, housing a collection of bizarre, beautiful and irreverent art.
And while old meets new at MONA, Hobart’s stunning sandstone buildings tell dark tales of convict beginnings, while world-class chefs serve bold modern cuisine in warehouse spaces. The waterfront comes alive on the weekends with farmers and craftsmen selling their produce at the markets.
Hobart is on the doorstep of some of Tassie’s best attractions, so a few days’ visit can stretch into a week. Wander the penal ruins of Port Arthur, sample the paddock-to-plate ethos of Bruny Island and explore quaint country towns like New Norfolk, an easy drive away.
Only the best Tassie’s famous food and wine is everywhere you look in Hobart.
Anchor down Sample the best fish and chips at the historic Victoria Dock.