Things to Do

Hobart, Tasmania's capital city, offers a blend of heritage and lifestyle with world class activities and attractions nearby.


salamanca market3Salamanca Market
Set among the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place in Hobart, this famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year. It is one of those special places where you actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell.
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ArtGallery3Tasmaniam  Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the second oldest museum in Australia, but visiting the gallery, you wouldn't know it. Today, the gallery's collections sit in a stunning contemporary design, sensitively integrated with the museum's heritage buildings.
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LakeStClair3Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, with its ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is one of the state's most special places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains.
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PortArthur3Port Arthur
The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula is Australia's most intact and evocative convict site, and an essential destination on any tour of Tasmania. The Historic Site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored period homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. Allow plenty of time to fully experience all that Port Arthur has to offer.
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And if you're travelling north to Launceston, the Midland Highway, dubbed the Heritage Highway, offers many opportunities to learn of Tasmania's heritage past, with homesteads and country cottages revealing the state's early colonial history along the way.

Check out the Discover Tasmania Website for more exciting ways to spend time in Tasmania.

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