The Best free things to Do and See In Hobart

Hobart is the Capital Of Tasmania and there is plenty of places to visit whilst here. In this post i’ll share the top things to do and see in Hobart. Getting around Hobart and to see many of the popular tourist spots is easy. There is a Hop on and off bus around the city, there is also a bus taking you up to the top of Mt wellington. The other way around the surrounding areas of Hobart is taking the public busses or you can hire a car. For Affordable camping options around Hobart click Here.

Hobart- Views out to the bay looking out to Hobart City
Bellerive Waterfront
Tasman Bridge

Mona

The museum of old and new art.
This world class art gallery/museum was founded by a Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh to showcase his private collection. The gallery is filled with beautiful, interesting and wacky exhibits.

Mona Museum

The cost to visit is starting from $30 per person to enter the gallery or a Ground pass is free which will give you access to Art on the lawns, museum plaza plus live music daily in January, The museum is free to Tasmania residents but a $10 refundable deposit must be placed when booking. The museum is open Friday to Monday 10am-5pm. Getting to the museum is a easy 20 minute drive from Hobart or you can catch the ferry from Hobart wharf prices start from $23-$58 return trip the ferry takes about 20 minutes to get to Mona from the wharf.

Art Sculpture Playground
Mona Museum

Salamanca Markets

Is on every Saturday from 8:30am-3pm. The market has Tasmania’s biggest selection of locally made products with over 300 stalls. If your in the area make sure you check out this market it is very popular for the locals to flock here every Saturday and stock up on fresh produce, gifts and clothing. There is also a variety of food trucks to choose from also the famous scallop pie is sold here it is something to definitely try once.

Salamanca Markets

Hobart Rivulet and Cascade brewery


This is a popular place where the locals go, it is a beautiful park along the Rivulet. It is easily accessible from Hobart city and worth going for a walk along here. The walk is about 2 km to the cascade Brewery, stop here walk around the gardens or stop by for lunch and try out some of their local beers, You can get a paddle of beers which is 4 glasses of beer/cider for $16, Or you can take a tour at the cascade brewery which is Australia’s oldest operating Brewery, on the tours you will learn the art of creating one of the nation’s oldest beer recipes from start to finish while you explore previously unseen areas of the brewery and what it takes to turn our 100% Tasmanian apples into delicious Mercury Cider. There is two tour options: The iconic Tassie Experience which is $80pp-includes Brewery Tour, Tasting of 4 Cascade beers or ciders & Local Grazing Plate (local meats and cheeses) for TWO. The Brewery Tour- Includes 1 hr tour of the brewery and cidery & a tasting of 4 Cascade beers or ciders. Make sure you book your tour in advance before arriving here

Rivulet Walk way
Cascade Brewery

Mount wellington

The Drive up to the summit of Mt wellington the views from up here are amazing make sure to bring some extra layers as it can get quit cold up here compared to the city center of Hobart. If you visit in winter you may even get to see some snow. I would recommend going on a clear day to get the best views over Hobart. There is a tour that goes to the top of the mountain which is a 2 hour hop on and off bus starting from $35 per adult, the bus departs Opposite the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre

Mt Wellington

The Botanical Gardens

In Hobart has a total of 14 hectares to explore. It is Australia’s second largest botanical gardens. I would recommend a stop here to explore the gardens and pack a picnic for lunch.

Hobart intercity cycleway


Is a walking and riding path going from Hobart city Centre to Claremont, it is a 15.6km track. It follows the Derwent river upstream. Along the path way you will pass the botanical gardens and Mona museum.

Richmond

Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 minutes north-east of Hobart. It is full of rich History including the oldest bridge in Australia that’s still in use. It was built by convicts in the 1820s, it is made of sandstone and was completed in 1825. 

Littlewood berry farm

Littlewood Berry Farm

Is the perfect place for a day trip. We stopped past the Littlewood berry farm on the way to Hobart where you can pick your own strawberries for $6 for 500g or $12 for 1kg you will also see the coo cows here.

Wicked Cheese

Wicked Cheese

We then stopped past wicked cheese company a great stop to try the local Tasmanian cheese I would recommend try the smoked cheddar cheese.
Once we arrived in Richmond we walked along the main street and explored the main strip of shops for lunch we stopped by the local bakery and I had the chicken and camembert Pie, I can highly recommend this pie it was very tasty. We then stopped by Australia’s oldest sandstone Bridge. It is still a functioning bridge and worth a stop by in the park. You can also walk along the river for a round trip around the park returning back to the car park over the bridge.

Richmond Bridge

Bellerive Beach


A short 15 minutes drive outside of Hobart you will find this beautiful beach. There is cycle track and walkway along the beach heading towards Howrah.

Kingston beach


Has a beautiful beach and a cliff walk called Alum cliff walk. You can park at Tyndall court and walk down the stairs to the beginning of the track. The track is 6km return trip

Alum Cliff walk
The Pathway

Waterworks Reserve


Is a perfect reserve to go for a bush walk around the reservoirs or have a picnic at one of the many shelters and BBQ’s. It’s worth a visit and if your after amazing views over Hobart head up to Gentle Annie falls although there was no waterfall there was awesome views over the reservoirs and into Hobart. This path is very steep heading up to the top and connects to the Pipeline track, make sure you wear sturdy shoes when walking on the tracks around the reservoir.

Upper Reservoir

Silver Falls


Parking is opposite the fern tree tavern the walk follows the historic pipeline track it’s a 2km return walk and will take about 45 minutes. It’s a short enjoyable walk and is shaded by lush eucalyptus trees and ferns for most of the walk. There is another option to park at the end of Clegg road, there isn’t much parking here about 3 cars will fit, but it makes the walk much shorter about 200 meters one way, it’s an easy track but a steep incline to view the falls.

Path to Silver falls
Silver Falls

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