Some of the Best Attractions in Hobart, Tasmania

There’s plenty to do and around Hobart, Tasmania. From the many terrific options for Hobart Accommodation, a pleasant climate, and unique flora and fauna, Tasmania is an idyllic Australian vacation spot. Visitors to Hobart enjoy the city’s best attractions like the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Distillery and Museum, Cascade Brewery, and The Cadbury Factory.

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is where visitors discover the maritime foundations and history of Australia. By preserving, exploring and interpreting its maritime past, the Museum shares Hobart’s rich history. Discover how maritime industries like whaling, trading and exportation, grew, and all about early explorations of Tasmanian waters. Also learn about aboriginal watercraft, naval warfare, shipwrecks, and ship building. Located in the Carnegie Building, the Museum is in the “maritime heart” of the city of Hobart. Guided walks of the Maritime Museum are available.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is where the unique history, culture and art of Tasmania are found in permanent collections, touring and temporary exhibitions and special displays. Be sure not to miss the large biodiversity collection consisting of Tasmania’s unique flora and fauna. With many major works of art, important cultural heritage materials, and exciting kids programs like the Discovery Space room, the Museum is fun for visitors of all ages. Open daily except on major holidays, Museum admission is free to all but some special exhibits. Free guided tours are available Wednesday to Sunday.

At the Tasmanian Distillery and Museum knowledge of the art of Irish and Scottish whiskey- making is blended with a special Australian touch to brew top quality whiskey. The Distillery is a boutique producer of hand-crafted pure single malt whiskey. Visitors can also sample and compare fine whiskeys from around the world, all while watching the distilling process happen first hand. Discover the history of this old distillery with a visit to the museum. There is a small admission charge to the Distillery and Museum, open every day of the week.

Australia’s oldest continuously operating brewery, Cascade Brewery is only 10 minutes by bus or car from the center of Hobart. Guided 1 A� hour Brewery tours are given regularly during the day, and include a tasting. At the Cascade Visitor Centre visitors enjoy food and drink, like favorite Cascade beers. There is an admissions charge for tours, and the Brewery enforces strict safety precautions such as a dress code, and mobility and age limitations.

Try the best chocolate in Australia while exploring how chocolates are made at the Cadbury Visitor Centre and Factory. Built in 1922, the factory in Tasmania is famous everywhere in Australia for its classic chocolates like the Cherry Ripe Bar (1924), and Freddo (1930) a chocolate frog. Currently visitors are not allowed into the manufacturing center of the factory, but can watch a video, talk with chocolate makers, and sample Cadbury chocolates. Open weekdays, expect a small admission charge to the Centre.

By Laura