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Best things to do in Tasmania

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Wine Bar
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“FARO bar is a spectacular place to be around sunset as it sits right at the edge of the water and has beautiful lighting. A must-go if you are travelling with your significant other or just like a bar with a spectacular view. ”
264 locals recommend
Market
“Must do it on Saturday. Salamanca market is the most famous and the biggest market in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s held every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm. You would see fresh ingredients, local arts and handcrafts, wines and delicious street food. ”
183 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The main entrance leads to Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge, a recreation hub to swim, walk, run, dine, enjoy nature and simply relax. From the First Basin, the network of walking and hiking trails take visitors through the gardens, wilderness and to panoramic lookouts. The inclinator provides access to the restaurant/cafe, shop, kiosk, First Basin lawns, swimming pools, toilets and shower facilities. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance for the Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Car park on site.”
66 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Stylish independent picture house showing films since 1913, with rooftop screening, cafe and a mini bookstore. ”
129 locals recommend
Mountain
“This mountain gives extensive views over the greater Hobart area. Only 10 minutes drive from Hobart CBD. There are numerous walking tracks on the mountains for all levels of fitness. ”
117 locals recommend
Museum
“This beautiful meseum has lots of large spaces for families to explore. they often have free activities for Children too. Located by the Hobart docks. There is street parking close by (pay per hour on voucher machines), or park in the council operated Argly Street Car Park (pay on exit depending on length of stay).”
77 locals recommend
Garden
“Established in 1818 offers historic plant collections, a visitor centre & a cafe... A good place to stroll around then relax on the lawns with a picinic and the scenery. The indoor orchard display is something else.”
55 locals recommend
Mountain
“Kunanyi/Mt Wellington provides the backdrop to Hobart and is a short distance by vehicle from the city cente. It is the summit of the Wellington Range and is within the Wellington Park Reserve. Breathtaking views a must see!”
53 locals recommend
Park
“ROAD TRIP!! 2 and a bit hours drive up the east coast. Spectacular scenery and win yards on the way.”
32 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A bakery and cafe along Hampden rd Battery Point stroll see the history of this suburb, whilst enjoying great amazing selection of bread, pies, pastries and cakes are all baked in the premises. ”
59 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great pub with local, interstate and international music acts most nights of the week, a great beer garden and yummy food.”
54 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Sunday morning breakfast! A great farmers market with an array beverages, coffee, breakfast and lunch items. A must visit. Under 10 minute (slow) walk away. ”
65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Busy Waterfront cafe/restaurant in a renovated 1830's mill. With an all day menu focusing on Tasmanian produce. ”
35 locals recommend
Museum
“Exhibits on area history, science & more Exhibits on many topics, including Tasmanian history, plus a hands-on science centre & planetarium.”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Only an hour from Hobart, experience snow fields in winter, the autumnal splendour of the Tasmanian fagus. Catch the brilliant gold, red and orange landscape. A variety of stunning walks ranging from 20 minutes to 4 hours. Experience tiered waterfalls, glacier lakes and the tall trees. The drive there is through rolling fields and valleys. There are several very cut towns on the way, I particularly love the village just outside the National Park for lunch. Its a quaint cottage overhanging the river, sit right on the water and enjoy very yummy food, teas and coffees. ”
48 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Bruny island is a unique treasure for both local people and tourists. Except the amazing view of The Neck, the best tasty Oysters, local cheese and beers make Bruny Island so outstanding in local attractions. You even can take a speed boat to explore the coastline, the 3 hrs tour would show you the million years geological changes and a lot sea creatures. Hundreds of dolphin may chase your boat if you’re lucky. So don’t miss out Bruny Island, drive and just enjoy the nature.”
45 locals recommend