Hobart is Australia’s tiniest capital city, but perhaps just in geographic terms. The city has a daring art scene, incredible views, remarkable culinary trends and amazing cultural attractions making it a world-class city worth visiting. Here is a list of amazing things to do in Hobart with your family.
Visit Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay is one of Tasmania’s most beautiful destinations characterised by turquoise blue waters and lush green surrounds. There are many serene and secluded areas in the area teeming with exotic flora and fauna. An amazing experience you shouldn’t miss while you’re here with your family is a leisurely Wineglass Bay cruise that is sure to sweep you off your feet. Feel one with nature as you take in the picturesque views from on board a luxury cruise. Capture some of the most enticing photos for the ‘gram as you cruise across the bay bordered by granite peaks. Wineglass Bay cruises are a famous pick among visitors as they offer unforgettable experiences combining dining and sightseeing. Enjoy a tantalising meal enhanced by the visuals around you.
Learn about Hobart’s history and art scene
Hobart is one of the most populous cities in Tasmania and it has an eventful history that runs long back into the past. You can learn about the city’s greatest historical treasures and achievements by visiting these places. Salamanca Place in Hobart is home to rows of Georgian sandstone warehouses that have been converted into theatres, galleries, boutiques and even restaurants. However, one of the most important destinations you shouldn’t miss is MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), which is Australia’s largest privately owned museum. You will find cavernous galleries exhibiting controversial and thought-provoking works of art that also speak a lot about the city’s history. The museum is a great place to visit with your family and it might be an informative tour for the kids too.
Visit Mount Wellington
Wellington Park is home to a wealth of wilderness that spectacularly grows on Hobart’s doorstep and its most beautiful blessing is Mount Wellington that stands towering over the city. Also known as Kunyani, Mount Wellington is a dominant feature of Hobart’s skyline. To enjoy the beautiful natural wealth around here, you can explore any of the walking tracks, go for rock climbing or abseiling. Some of the walking trails lead into the park straight from the city and the suburbs. There are easy strolls as well as tough climbs along the trails and you will come across cool forests, springs, waterfalls, soaring dolerite columns of Organ pipes and more. The Wellington Range is well-known among horse-riders and mountain bikers. There are historic huts dotted throughout the park where you can halt in between the walks.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Situated near the serene Queens Domain is Australia’s second-oldest botanical garden. The garden is known for its stirring waterfront location and historic artefacts. Some of the not-to-be-missed plant displays can be seen at the Antarctic plant house, fuchsia house, Japanese garden, a cactus collection and a traditional herb garden. You will also get to see the ingenious Arthur Wall which is internally heated which allows exotic plants to grow even in Tasmania’s cool climate.