Hobart – Things to do

Hobart Attractions

Experience Dark Mofo

There are art festivals…and then there’s Dark Mofo. This wildly provocative 12-day winter festival launched in 2013 and has become one of the most sought after tickets in the southern hemisphere. Past performances have included the burial of an artist in a shipping container below a main street, a nude swim with 752 participants and the erection of red neon inverted crosses around the city. The event has established Hobart as one of Australia’s leading cultural centres.

Enjoy Hobart’s dining scene

Hobart is home to some world class restaurants. The explosion in the city’s art and cultural scene has led to an influx of adventurous chefs from the mainland. Here you’ll find small but distinctive venues serving up incredible cuisine – like Fico, which merges Italian and Japanese cooking to show stopping effect. On Saturday mornings, head to Salamanca Market for fresh local produce and delectable street food.

Explore Tasmania’s rugged landscapes

One of the best things about Hobart is its proximity to untouched wilderness. You can be lacing up your walking boots at the base of Mount Wellington in under 30 minutes or taking in the dramatic landscapes of Southwest National Park in just over an hour. Hobart’s location serves as the perfect gateway to the rest of the island.