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By Coco Benard.

To Do:

1. Salamanca Markets; on Saturday morning from 7am – 2pm awesome little market filled with all the delicious market treats, fruit/veg, arts/crafts, clothes – a MUST do.

2. Walk around Battery Point; the most beautiful little suburb in Hobart.  There is a little access point off Salamanca Place where you go up stairs and it takes you up to Battery Point and there is an amazing Bakery (Jackman and McRoss).

3. Sandy Bay; This is another little suburb with a group of shops, the university etc. Go for a walk along Lower Sandy Bay Beach, its really gorgeous in the morning.

4. Mona; amazing, a must see – you will probably need AT LEAST half a day to do this…. I have been 3 times and probably spent at least 2 hours in the museum each time – plus there is a cellar door there with wine/cheese and places to chill so can really make a day of it.

5. Mt Wellington;  Half day/day Trips

To Get there:

- By car: 651-655 Main Rd Berriedale – this is about a 25-30 minute drive

- Boat: leaves from the docks at Salamanca – more scenic but takes a while

- You can drive up to the top of Mt Wellington and can get amazing views of Hobart City (on a clear day)

6. Drive to Richmond; a really cute little historic town 25km out of Hobart with a few cafes/lolly store and arts/crafts etc.

7. Bruny Island;  if you have a full day, I definitely recommend driving and getting the ferry across to Bruny Island. You can spend lots of time driving around and there are lots of cheese factories and Salmon farms, so you can stop off and try lots of things. The island itself is so beautiful, however, check ferry times the day before though as there are only a few and you don’t want to get stuck over there.

8. Port Arthur; requires a full day

9. The Cadbury Chocolate Factor; unleash the inner child

10. Cascade Brewery;  just out of Hobart CBD

Hobart Walks:

- Mt Nelson;  beautiful little walk which starts just behind the University. It is about 1-1.5 hour round trip where you get a good work out, you feel like you are in the bush and you get amazing views of Hobart at the top. Highly recommended if you feel like being active and there is a cute café at the top! You park on Churchill avenue, just behind the university where this is a little access path.

- Walk along Lower Sandy Bay Beach; beautiful beach, can park car at various spots, just use your google maps.

Café’s for Breakfast/Lunch

Have a look and decide for yourself, but I have listed these in my order of preference;

1. Machine Laundry Café – corner of Salamanca Square (the big square BEHIND Salamanca Place). Doesn’t look like much, but great food/coffee (porridge is yummy!)

2. Jackman & McRoss Bakery – amazing bakery/café in Battery Point (walk from Salamanca up Kelly Steps (off Salamanca). Even if don’t eat breakfast, can stop in for a little snack!

3. Pigeon Hole Café – really cute little quirky café in Nth Hobart, corner Molle & Goulbourn streets.

4.  Jam Jar Lounge – cute little café with courtyard out back in Battery Point (walk from Salamanca)

5.  Zum Salamanca – good breaky/lunch options on Salamanca Place (city end of Salamanca)

Restaurants for dinner:

Have a look and decide for yourself, but I have listed these in my order of preference;

1.  Ethos; this is my favourite restaurant in Hobart; little restaurant hidden in Hobart city with the coolest fit-out. All their food is really creative and they make everything from scratch/grown in their own vege gardens. You will need to book.

2. Garajistes; This is another popular one which has had great reviews. Can’t book so go early.

3. Monty’s on Montpelier; this is a bit more of a classic, and the restaurant is pretty much a converted house with different rooms/fire going in each room. I love this place, great pasta/steak/chicken. If feel like great warm and heart meal with bottle of red – this is your place!

4. Henry Jones Art Hotel





Tapas/Snacks/Wine etc:

1. Cargo – great pizzas in wood fire oven!!! Good environment and always buzzing. Can sit outside on Salamanca Place on the street or inside. Good cocktails too.

2. Grape Bar – great for afternoon wine/tapas – do awesome shoestring fries!

3. Barcelona – good drinks/tapas in Salamanca square


1. Barcelona Bar – good and happening bar in Salamanca Square (behind salamanca place)

2. Bar 42 Degrees South – a little bar on the docks area near your place. Good drinks/cocktails

3.  Observatory Bar – pretty fun, with good drinks/cocktails

4.  Curlys Bar (The Lounge and The Rooftop) – good for a little boogie

5.  The Metz