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Things To Do In Hobart
With the booming tourism in Hobart in Australia, the city is flooded with employment opportunities and high real-estate prices. Picturesque architecture, midnight feasts, vibrant markets, buzzing local delicacies and a beautiful port area has given Hobart a whole new level of self-confidence in tourism. The city holds a lot of fun and entertaining activities which tantalise tourists to explore here. Hobart can be best explored through Tasmania’s outdoor markets like Salamanca and Farm Gate which takes place every Saturday and Sunday, respectively. You can also watch sunrise and fish around on River Derwent like you've never done before! There are a lot more things you can do in Hobart, so find out below.
Visit Salamanca Market
The Salamanca Market is one of the vibrant markets of Hobart, Australia, which features everything you ever need in life! The fresh air mingles with 300 open air stalls which bestow awesome clothes, artisan products, handmade goodies, organic food, Tasmanian timbers, artworks and much more. Salamanca is open on every Saturday, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Every delicacy here has a taste of Tasmania - and is freshly produced from small producers.
Party at Dark Mofo
Discover amazing red wines, offbeat performances, bonfires, feasts and stunning art installations at Dark Mofo. It’s a crazy Australian festival which is annually held in June. This, the Dark Mofo festival, has changed the entire tourism game for Hobart. You’ll find the headline-grabbing art installations that you’ve never seen before. Most of the events are during night-time, and people can literally explore the crazy nightlife that Hobart has to offer.
Relish the Sunrise
You can experience the best sunrise at the mouth of River Derwent. This beautiful river is situated in the central highlights of Tasmania. Be pleasantly lost as you take a cruise ride in River Derwent and witness the unmatched beauty of sunrise. It’s an eye-catching experience as the sun reflects all of its colours on the water. After the sunrise, you can also have a little fun by exploring fishing. Take home the best Tasmanian fishes after the activity or leave them there itself.
Explore Farm Gate Market
A busy, bustling street of Hobart is turned into the open air market called the ‘Farm Gate Market.’ This beautiful market began with 12 farmers - and now the street is filled with local producers and farmers every Sunday. You’ll find the best of pantry samples, artisan delicacies, seasonal food and heirloom varieties at Farm Gate Market. The markets starts at 8:30 sharp as the big brass bell rings. You can get lost in the colourful melodies and local meet-ups here.
Book the Kayaking Tour
Explore the iconic waterfronts of Hobart on 2.5 hour Hobart city kayaking tour with experienced guides. Tasmania’s capital offers a crazy experience of kayaking around Hobart, with fresh air and local insights. Munch on Fish n’ Chips as you discover more about the waterfronts. Book your kayaking tours starting at AUS $90 - but the fares can be higher based on the seats available. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes and carry your hat to be safe from sun.
Eat Street Food
One of the most famous street food paradises in Hobart is the Street Eats @ Franko, put up every Friday between 4 and 9pm in Franklin Square. You will find yourself spoilt for choice with delicious food frangrances wafting by, some from food trucks, others from stalls lined on the street-side, and then some from vendors roaming about. Live music punctuates the air with bands playing near the main fountain and tables and chairs are opened for you to sit and enjoy your A la carte delights. Some famous treats here are fresh oysters, locally prepared paella, grilled seafood, burgers, donuts and waghu beef.
Do a Museum Tour
Hobart’s most iconic museum is the MONA or ‘Museum of Old and New Art.’ The curation at MONA is stunning and you can enjoy an electronic guided tour of the same on your mobile devices with headphones plugged in. Another great museum you must visit is the Hobart Museum & Art Gallery. It is cheaper than MONA and boasts of an excellent art collection. The heritage building of the museum itself is a sight to behold, standing tall as it is on the waterfront.
Explore Tasmanian Wildlife
Tasmania boasts of a hoard of exotic species for wildlife lovers. Here you shall find wombats, platypus, Tasmanian Devil, penguins, seals, sea birds, dolphins and even whales. The best places to go sighting are Bruny Island and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. There are also rich grassy fields populated with jumpy kangaroos, as well as sceneries that take your breath away. Pennicott Journeys arrange regular tours at Bruny and are one for the best in the field if you wish to take a day trip.