VISITING TASMANIA ? DOWNLOAD MY FREE HOBART ITINERARY!
So you've only got a day to explore Hobart? No worries! After receiving such great feedback following my itinerary and map to Tasmania, I thought I would write the perfect itinerary for those who are a little time poor. So here you have it, my free Hobart itinerary for you to print and take with you on your travels. Enjoy!
SEE THE MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART Otherwise known at MONA, this ‘sex and death’ museum is located on the Moorilla Winery in Berriedale. It’s the largest privately funded museum in the country. Owner David Walsh describes the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland”, and after walking through the various exhibits, it’s obvious why – wink wink. Post museum, make sure you enjoy a platter of Tasmanian cheese and of course, Tassie wine or bubbly as you look out onto the vineyard. Located 20 minutes by car from Hobart’s CBD, admission is $20 and the museum is easily accessed by ferry or car.
SHOP AT GREY & FELT After wandering around the various exhibits at MONA and filling up on cheese and wine, it’s time to head back into the city of Hobart and explore Sandy Bay. If you’re looking to stock up on bits and pieces for your space at home or work, there is only one place you need to visit – Grey & Felt. Stocking brands such as Triibe and Tuckbox, it’s an interiors dream! It is located on a main road, but there is plenty of parking in the side streets.
ADVENTURE AROUND SALAMANCA You’ll no doubt walk out of Grey & Felt with a few new additions to your space at home or work, so now it’s time to keep exploring and enjoy the seaside views of Salamanca. If you’re lucky to be in Hobart on a Saturday, you’ll find yourself at the world famous Salamanca Markets. The markets are on from 8.30am and finish around 3pm. Tuck into the scrumptious local product for lunch and make sure to take home some treats for later on as well. When I used to work at Virgin Australia, I loved staying in Hobart on Saturdays as it meant I could stock up on produce and take it all home with me!
EXPLORE THE TOP OF MOUNT WELLINGTON You’ll no doubt want to stretch the legs and give your full tummy a breather, so jump in the car or hire a taxi and drive up to the top of Mt Wellington. It’s takes about 45 minutes from the CBD and the drive is absolutely stunning! Do note you may not be able to make it up to the top during cooler months due to snow and ice. When you get up the top, jump out of the car and go exploring on foot. There is also a Visitors Centre which offers a nice rest and break from the wind. Something to remember, even if its balmy 25 degree day in Hobart, it’s a hell of a lot cooler on the mountain so wear a warm coat or jumper. You will need it!
EAT AT ME WAH Following a hike around the top of Mt Wellington, you’ll no doubt be getting hungry and wanting to rest in a cosy restaurant for dinner. There is only one place you need to eat and that’s Me Wah in Sandy Bay. Try and book a reservation if you can as it’s known as one of the best places to eat in Hobart. Top notch Chinese cuisine, this restaurant attracts a celebratory clientele – but don’t let that put you off. It’s not outrageously expensive! The menu is sublime and features the best local produce, including seafood, waygu and Cape Grim beef. I highly recommend the Duck Sang Choy Bao with Shittake Mushrooms to start, the Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs for main served with boiled rice and Seasonal Mixed Vegetables.
STAY AT AVALON CITY RETREAT What a day! It’s time to sit back and relax at your accommodation. And I would look no further than the Avalon City Retreat. A large two bedroom pod sitting on top of an office tower in the CBD, this large five part modular pod can go anywhere – on top of a building, barge, cliff or backyard. You can have one of your own for $400,000 plus transport and installation. So much inspiration for my own cabin!
Download here: Mister Weekender Hobart Itinerary. Enjoy!