Whether you’re visiting Hobart or a permanent resident, there’s a lot to be excited about in our waterfront capital. Amazing food, culture and of course a well-known museum await…

First things first, if you’re visiting Hobart in the winter months then you can almost guarantee two things: a snow-capped kunanyi/Mount Wellington providing a picturesque backdrop to the cityscape and some fairly low temperatures to match. So, make sure your Tassie tuxedo* is within easy reach as well as a few sensible layers to beat the chill. We’re big on embracing the winter playground that is the Tassie off-season so rather than bunkering down, it’s the perfect time to explore with venues well equipt to make for pleasant and cosy outings. 

*Puffer jacket, of course.

Mona Museum
Image: @monamuseum on Instagram

Pizza & pasta, please

Kick-off your Friday night at Ti Ama in historic Battery Point. Pizza, pasta and other traditional and modern Italian dishes are on offer at this feel-good venue. When you’re done, take a stroll down to Salamanca for a nightcap.

Salamanca Saturday

It simply wouldn’t be a weekend in Hobart without starting your Saturday at Salamanca Market. This Hobart institution has recently returned to pre-Covid operation which means you can enjoy the full experience with a full capacity of stall holders and crowds. You’ll find everything handmade from Huon Pine chopping boards, to fudge to tea cosies (really!). Grab breakfast on the go from one of the food stalls (the mini pancakes are our pick) and enjoy them in the nearby park as you watch the world go by.

Next, it’s time to (you guessed it) vineyard hop. Vineyards in Hobart are located closer to Hobart than any other capital city in the country, so that first taste or sip is only a hop skip and a jump away. Head in the direction of Cambridge to Tolpuddle, Puddleduck and Coal Valley (to name a couple) before stopping in at Frogmore Creek for a tasting and lunch.

Once you’re back in the CBD, head back to Salamanca for a pre-dinner drink at The Den. An extensive (and delicious) cocktail menu will greet you, alongside open flame fires and a delicious snack menu to really set the mood.

Finally, wander just up the road to Peppina, located underneath the recently opened Tasman Hotel and soak in the gorgeous interior as you feast on a modern menu with Italian flair. Choose the ‘feed me’ option and you won’t be disappointed!

Of course, you need to spend Sunday here…

You might have heard of Mona (Museum of Old and New Art)? It’s arguably (well, almost definitely) Hobart’s most recognised attraction and for good reason. But before you head to this eye-opening tourist mecca, you need to fill your tummy with breakfast at Room for a Pony in North Hobart on the way. Once you arrive at Mona, you’re guaranteed to get your daily step count as you wander through the impressive building taking in all manner of quirky and often controversial works.

Spend the remainder of the day relaxing on the Mona lawn after a bite to eat, or head back to the CBD for fish and chips and a wander along the waterfront as the sun sinks behind the mountain. 

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