NOT TO BE MISSED
(in no particular order)
1 The Apple Shed
Start your tour of the famous apple orchards of the Huon Valley at this little 1942 wooden shed, home to Willie Smith’s Organic Cider, which features an agricultural museum, cider tasting and providore.
2 The Agrarian Kitchen
Paddock-to-plate cooking classes in a charming old schoolhouse and garden. Watch for seasonal specials like autumn truffle feasts.
3 Bruny Island Cruises
One of Tasmania’s most popular attractions, this thrilling three-hour cruise gets you up close to the rugged shorelines and steep cliffs and alongside wildlife like dolphins, seals, migrating whales and birds.
4 Mount Wellington (Kunanyi)
Experience dense wilderness and spectacular views from the 1,270m peak down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Lace up the hiking boots or take off on two wheels for there are plenty of trails nearby worth exploring.
5 Salamanca Market
At this market, fill the boot with designer-quality Tasmanian woodwork, artwork, wool and clothing, and sample some of the state’s freshest produce. Open Saturdays 8:00am–3:00pm.
Wooden Boat Centre
In an age of technology, it is fascinating to see things of such beauty crafted by hand.
7 Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Since opening in 2011, Mona has truly established Hobart’s position on the cultural map. It displays a wide range of antiquities along with modern pieces – and as it is located within the Moorilla winery most visitors make a day of it by pairing art with wine, music and delicious food.
8 Wellington Apiary
Learn all about bees and beekeeping. Purchase iconic honey collected from the foothills of Mount Wellington, including popular leatherwood and Hobart wildflower varieties.
9 Port Arthur Historic Site
Discover past convict settlements and Indigenous history in this remote bottom corner of Tasmania. If you’re game, explore Port Arthur after dark by joining the lantern-lit Ghost Tour.
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Visit this wildlife park on the Tasman Peninsula to handfeed kangaroos, pademelons and Cape Barren geese and, of course, learn about devil conservation.