A QUICK GUIDE: HOW TO SPEND A SATURDAY IN HOBART
So you’re in Hobart on a Saturday and need some things to see and do. Well, if there's something I’ve learned about Hobart over the last few years it’s this – there is plenty to see and do on a Saturday. Read on to find out more. SEE + DO A road trip up to the top of Mount Wellington for sunrise should be the first thing on your list of things to see and do. Located just 30 minutes from the centre of town, I can’t remember a trip up the mountain where I wasn’t freezing and it wasn’t blowing a gale. So even if it’s warm in Hobart, take a jumper just in case.
If you’re looking for more nature you can’t go past Strickland Falls. It’s located just on the way back from Mount Wellington. It’s pretty but little, so don’t be prepared for a waterfall on par with somewhere like Iceland. It’s still gorgeous nevertheless.
Easily the most popular thing to do on a Saturday in Hobart is to eat your way through the Salamanca Markets. It’s my absolute favourite farmers market in Australia and I highly recommend the duck rolls from Master Stock. Also if you happen to be in Hobart in winter, you’ll no doubt walk past stalls selling fresh, seasonal truffle – YUM.
With its old world charm and convict heritage, Hobart is utterly gorgeous to walk around – especially the harbour. I could easily spend an hour exploring the gorgeous harbour and stopping for a bite to eat at many of the seafood floating food trucks. And for some of the best chowder in town, look no further than Mures on the lower deck.
A visit to Hobart is not complete until you visit Mona, or otherwise known as the Museum of Old and New Art. It’s very controversial and that’s what makes it so popular. Expect to feel uncomfortable and happy at the same time! Make sure to leave room in your tummy to enjoy a glass of pinot noir over a platter of cheese. Also, Mona now brews its own beer and my other half loved it – it’s called Moo Brew. Located on the water, my locals only tip is not to bother with the boat ride – simply get in your car and drive over. I’ve never had a problem with parking.
STAY After a big day of seeing and doing you’ll want to rest your weary feet, so I highly recommend The Henry Jones Art Hotel. Located in the harbour of Hobart and within walking distance to the Salamanca Markets, it’s the perfect place to spend a night or two. It used to be an old jam factory and whilst we may have experienced some ghost activity in our room the morning we were due to leave; it was a beautiful place to call home for a few days.
No two sunrise's from the top of Mount Wellington are ever the same
If there is one thing I love about Hobart, it's the Salamanca Markets!
Fresh truffles are a winter treat for us Aussies!
This duck roll was the most amazing meal ever!
Taking some time out and enjoying Strickland Falls
The entrance to the beautiful Henry Jones Art Hotel
My room had harbour views, which I enjoyed from the comfort of this huge bed
I loved reading on this cosy couch whilst watching the hustle and bustle of harbour life from the window