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Tasmanian Wilderness Day Tour with Scenic Flights from Hobart 115 Kennedy Drive Cambridge TAS 7170
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Tasmanian Wilderness Day Tour with Scenic Flights from Hobart

The 6 hour adventure from Hobart includes scenic flights over Bruny Island and Mt Wellington, a peaceful wilderness cruise and a delicious Tasmanian feast.

kunanyi Mt Wellington Explorer Bus 2 Hour Return Tour Brooke St Pier Hobart TAS 7000
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kunanyi Mt Wellington Explorer Bus 2 Hour Return Tour

Explore Hobart City and Mt Wellington at your own pace with a flexible all day bus ticket on the Hop On Hop Off bus and visit multiple locations in one day!

Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay 68-72 Cameron St Launceston TAS 7250
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Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay

Tour Tasmania with professional guides and travel from Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park on this 1 day tour!

Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay 68-72 Cameron St Launceston TAS 7250
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Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay

Travel to Launceston from Hobart on this scenic day tour and view the beautiful Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park on the way! Book here!

Tasman Island Cruise Day Tour from Hobart Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Tasman Island Cruise Day Tour from Hobart

Visit a place in Australia you've likely never been but definitely should. Book a full day Tasman Island tour from Hobart today.

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise and Bus Transfer from Kettering Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise and Bus Transfer from Kettering

Experience the iconic Bruny Island wilderness cruise! This tour is perfect for those who would like to leave their car at Kettering.

Maria Island National Park Tour from Hobart 138 Collins St Hobart TAS 7000
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Maria Island National Park Tour from Hobart

Journey away from the Tasmanian capital with a tour from Hobart to Maria Island to see its famed range of diverse nature, flora and fauna for a full day.

Mount Field Wildlife and Mount Wellington Day Tour 138 Collins St Hobart TAS 7000
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Mount Field Wildlife and Mount Wellington Day Tour

Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore the beautiful Mt. Field National Park with this full day Mt. Wellington and wildlife tour from Hobart.

Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Day Tour 138 Collins St Hobart TAS 7000
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Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Day Tour

Explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula with this full day tour from Hobart combining history, nature and breathtaking scenery - book online now!

Bruny Island Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour with Lunch 22 Maxwells Road Cambridge TAS 7170
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Bruny Island Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour with Lunch

Delight both your eyes and tastebuds on this great value Bruny Island food tour that includes a blend of dramatic sightseeing and lovely gourmet tastings.

Hobart City Kayaking Half Day Tour 151 Summerleas Rd Fern Tree TAS 7054
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Hobart City Kayaking Half Day Tour

Explore Hobart city from the water on this great value 2.5 hour kayaking tour and see iconic waterfront spots all capped off with fresh fish and chips!

Iron Pot Scenic Cruise from Hobart Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Iron Pot Scenic Cruise from Hobart

Discover the oldest lighthouse in Australia, Betsey Island and the renowned waterways surrounding Hobart.

Tasman Island Cruise from Port Arthur Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Tasman Island Cruise from Port Arthur

Visit a place in Australia you've likely never been but definitely should. Book a self-drive Tasman Island cruise online today.

Hobart City 30 Minute Scenic Flight 115 Kennedy Drive Cambridge TAS 7170
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Hobart City 30 Minute Scenic Flight

View the iconic, historic maritime city of Hobart from the air and take in all its natural surrounds and architecture on this 30 minute scenic flight!

Exclusive Night Tours Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 593 Briggs Rd Brighton TAS 7030
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Exclusive Night Tours Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

With a tour of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary at night, the nocturnal world comes alive and provides the ultimate in up-close-and-personal animal experiences!

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tickets 593 Briggs Rd Brighton TAS 7030
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Tickets

Pay a visit to Tasmania's Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary during the day with a general admission and get up close with all the furry favourites here!

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise and Bus Transfer from Hobart Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise and Bus Transfer from Hobart

Guests will enjoy a scenic bus tour from Hobart including a ferry crossing to Bruny Island and a three hour nature cruise to Bruny Island including lunch.

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise from Adventure Bay Dock Head Building Franklin Wharf Hobart TAS 7000
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Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise from Adventure Bay

Embark on an epic 3 hour sightseeing voyage of discovery on this multi award-winning Bruny Island coastal wilderness cruise to see dolphins and more.

Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour from Hobart 593 Briggs Rd Brighton TAS 7030
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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour from Hobart

Overlooking the Brighton Valley, Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Centre offers close-up experiences of Australian native animals.

Mount Wellington Morning Tours from Hobart Gray Line Terminal Brooke St Pier Hobart TAS 7000
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Mount Wellington Morning Tours from Hobart

Crowned by alpine vegetation and snow in winter, visit Mt Wellington for the best views over Hobart city and its surrounding landscape on this tour.

Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise and Isle of Dead Tour Arthur Hwy Port Arthur TAS 7182
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Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise and Isle of Dead Tour

Visit the historic Port Arthur Site and enjoy a 40 minute guided walking tour and an Isle of Dead cruise and walking tour.

Port Arthur Day Tour with Salamanca Market and Carnarvon Bay Cruise Arthur Hwy Port Arthur TAS 7182
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Port Arthur Day Tour with Salamanca Market and Carnarvon Bay Cruise

Delight in a shopping experience at Salamanca Market, Hobart's most popular outdoor market, then head to Port Arthur for a sense of the past convict era.

Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise Arthur Hwy Port Arthur TAS 7182
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Port Arthur Day Tour with Carnarvon Bay Cruise

Visit the dramatic Port Arthur Historic Site on this great value day tour from Hobart that also includes hotel transfers and a cruise on Carnarvon Bay.

Hobart City Mt Wellington and Richmond Day Tour Brooke St Pier Hobart TAS 7000
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Hobart City Mt Wellington and Richmond Day Tour

You can discover Hobart in a day with visits to Mt Wellington summit, Hobart City and Richmond, one of Australia's most original historic villages.

Port Arthur Day Tour Entertainment Nature and Wildlife 28 Collins Street Hobart TAS 7000
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Port Arthur Day Tour

Marvel at the rugged coastal cliffs of the Tasman Peninsula and join a guided tour and harbour cruise of the Port Arthur Heritage Site in a day!

Wineglass Bay Cruises Including Vista Lounge with optional Lunch Education Nature and Wildlife Adventure Animals 61 Jetty Road Coles Bay TAS 7215
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Wineglass Bay Cruises Including Vista Lounge with optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular scenery of Wineglass Bay on this 4 hour cruise from the comfort of the Vista Lounge with an optional Ploughmans lunch.

Wineglass Bay Cruises Including Sky Lounge Education Nature and Wildlife Sport and Fitness Adventure Animals Cafe 61 Jetty Road Coles Bay TAS 7215
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Wineglass Bay Cruises Including Sky Lounge

Enjoy access to the sky lounge on this 4 hour Wineglass Bay Cruise to view the Tasmanian wilderness, wildlife and be treated to a smorgasbord lunch.

Park Hobart

Lake Dobson

Lake Dobson, just 30min from Mount Field National Park, is family-friendly, with a peaceful walking trail for kids of all ages.

Park Hobart

Mount Field National Park

Discover beautiful nature, walks, and waterfalls near Hobart, in Tasmania.

Park Hobart

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The most beautiful botanical gardens in Hobart, Tasmania, with heaps of outdoor activities for families with kids.

Playground Hobart

Simmons Park & Playground

Great park & playground for kids of all ages, that also has fitness equipment for parents and carers.

Playground Hobart

Bellerive Beach Park

Bellerive beach, park & playground have many free things to do for kids of all ages and abilities. A perfect family daytrip in Hobart!

Activity Hobart

Rosny Hill Lookout & Circuit Track

One of Hobart's best short walking trails for the whole family, with beautiful views of the city and key landmarks.

Park Hobart

Inverawe Native Gardens

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania, for families with kids? Visit these beautiful gardens with native Australian flora and fauna and many other surprises!

Things to do in Hobart Tasmania for families with kids

Planning to visit Tasmania? Hobart City is one of the most historic places in Australia and a favourite getaway destination for many Australian families during school holidays.

Situated on the River Derwent and nestled beneath Mount Wellington, there are so many things to do in Hobart Tasmania for families! Explore iconic landmarks, enjoy beautiful scenic spots, discover Hobart hidden gems, visit famous Hobart attractions and take part in fun activities for kids and families. Here you'll find what to do in and near Hobart Tasmania all year round so you can start planning your next Hobart trip.

With so many things to do in Hobart City, it’s no wonder that the families want to explore every inch of this beautiful Australian city and its surrounds! Here are the best things to do in Hobart Tasmania with family so you can add them to your itinerary when visiting Tasmania.

Some of the best things to do in Hobart Tasmania with family:

  • Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Enjoy a performance at the Theatre Royal
  • Take in the epic views from Kunanyi / Mount Wellington
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Nelson
  • Experience the iconic Bruny Island
  • Take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Let off steam at one of the best playgrounds in Hobart
  • Explore Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place
  • Try local foods at Farm Gate Markets
  • Explore the Battery Point Sculpture Trail
  • Take your family to Long Beach Sandy Bay
  • Experience Brooke Street Pier

Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

  • Address: Lower Domain Rd, Hobart TAS 7000
  • Opening hours: 1 April - 30 September 8am - 5pm; 1 October - 31 March 8am - 6.30pm
  • Entry fees: Free / a gold coin donation

Discover the beauty of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, one of the top Hobart attractions! Opened back in 1818, the gardens have beautiful views of the River Derwent and changing seasons that make their gardens very colourful, especially in autumn.

There is a lot to explore at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens: the peaceful Japanese gardens, native and exotic plants, a Tasmanian collection, Conservatory, fuchsia house, subantarctic plant house, a gorgeous lily pond and more!

Spend a relaxing day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens! You can explore this beautiful park in Hobart City with the kids and family, whether you want to spend an hour or all afternoon there!

The gardens are very beautiful and well maintained. There are plenty of lawns for lying around on and picnic areas where kids will love running wild and playing games like hide-and-seek. Most sections of the botanic gardens are accessible and pram and wheelchair-friendly, making it one of the top tourist attractions in Tasmania's capital city.

Explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

  • Address: Dunn Pl, Hobart TAS 7000
  • Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Entry fees: Free entry

If you’re looking for free things to do in Hobart, take the kids and the whole family to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Located next to the Maritime Museum, the TMAG is within walking distance of many Hobart attractions near Hobart's waterfront, such as Salamanca Market, Parliament House, Hobart Cenotaph, and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and more!

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery were established in 1848 by the Royal Society of Tasmania, the country’s oldest scientific society. The first art pieces and objects on display were drawn from collections that had been put together much earlier, spanning decorative art, botany, zoology and Tasmanian history.

What a great time you will have at the TMAG! You’ll discover a great Tasmanian museum with fantastic old and new art treasures, portrait paintings, cultural exhibitions, science exhibits, awesome ancient coins and medals, a display about the Antarctic expedition, and a cafe to enjoy some delicious food.

One permanent exhibition that is worth seeing at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will take you back in time. This is "Our Land: Parrawa, Parrawa! Go Away!" which looks into Tasmanian history from an indigenous perspective.

There are a fantastic kids section, a few interactive elements and a large Lego model, making the museum the best place to spend time with the kids!

Enjoy a performance at the Theatre Royal

  • Address: 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000

Whether you visit Hobart Tasmania for the first time or have been to Hobart countless times, The Theatre Royal is an absolute must.

The Theatre Royal is a Hobart architectural gem designed by John Lee Archer. The Theatre was opened in 1837, making it the oldest Theatre in Australia. Its Neoclassical facade and fascinating interior are sure to impress any visitor with their beauty and charm. The Theatre Royal offers a beautiful experience! You'll find top-class comfortable seats on both levels, world-class shows and a good atmosphere. The Theatre has undergone a recent upgrade making the old and new pieces work well together, with great respect given to the original theatre building.

For over 180-year history, many international theatre stars have visited and performed in this unique little Theatre. Amongst them is Sir Laurence Olivier, who appreciated it as "the best little theatre in the world" due to the perfect acoustics and the community's love for the Theatre!

There's so much more going on here. Moreover, The Theatre is an excellent place for adults and children alike! If you visit Hobart during the school holidays, it's even more perfect!

Take the kids to the Theatre to see some hilarious shows like ROFL The Listies, which will have you laughing your head off or Erth's Prehistoric World, where you can learn about history. There are also amazing Circus The Show and an immersive show ZOOOM, fantastic Scaredy Cat and many others. So if you're looking for a great time spent with the whole family, Theatre Royal has everything anyone could ask for!

Take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site

  • Address: Historic Site, Visitor Centre, Port Arthur TAS 7182
  • Opening hours: 8 am - 5 pm daily
  • Indicative entry fees for the Port Arthur historic site: Adults $45.00, Children (7-17yrs) $20, Children under 7yrs - free; Families (1-2 Adults + 2-6 Children) $110, Concessions $36

While visiting Hobart, take the kids on a day trip to Port Arthur, which is about 95 km southeast of Hobart.

The stunning location of Port Arthur on the tip of the Tasman Peninsula seems like an unfair injustice when you consider its history as a British colony that sentenced convicts here. Governor Sir George Arthur founded this settlement in 1830, and now Port Arthur is world heritage-listed. Don't miss visiting Port Arthur as it's one of the top things to do in Tasmania for families.

Touring around town will give you and the kids insight into what life was honestly like for those who lived in such terrible conditions back then. During a guided Port Arthur day tour, you have a fantastic opportunity to visit the historic Richmond Colonial Village, Richmond Bridge, Pirates Bay Lookout, The Guard Tower, Sandstone Church, hospital, prison and museum to learn more about the history of Port Arthur as well as have plenty of great photo opportunities at Tasman Arch, Blowhole and Devil's Kitchen in Tasman National Park.

Please note that there are also the lantern-lit ghost tours available on-site at night!

Check out this day tour from Hobart to explore Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula, which combines history, nature and spectacular scenery.

If you're looking for the best things to do in Hobart with family on Saturday, check out this Port Arthur day tour with Salamanca Market and the Carnarvon Bay cruise. You'll spend your day exploring Port Arthur, Carnarvon Bay and Salamanca Market for the perfect balance of scenery and adventure. The tour departs every Saturday at 9:15 am, with a return at 6 pm.

Take in the epic views from Kunanyi / Mount Wellington

  • Address: LOT 1 Pinnacle Rd, Wellington Park TAS 7054
  • Opening hours: Open all-day

Take in the epic views of Hobart, Derwent River, Bruny Island, and the Tasman Peninsula from the top of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington, about 1,270 metres above sea level.

Mount Wellington / Kunanyi offers spectacular views, just an easy 30-min drive from Hobart City. It's is truly one of the top attractions and free things to do in Hobart, Tasmania

The little walkways around this area provide easy access so the kids of different ages will have fun and enjoy exploring, climbing the rocks and seeing some snow in colder months. This makes Mount Wellington a good experience for families!

Mount Wellington is also one of the most popular hikes in Hobart, Tasmania. If you're up for a hiking adventure, take one of the many walking tracks in Wellington Park. Otherwise, you can drive or take a bus to The Pinnacle to experience the beauty of Mount Wellington, one of the most popular attractions in Hobart.

The bus departs from Franklin Square near Salamanca Place called the Wellington Explorer. There are plenty of stops, including The Springs Wellington Park, where many people start their hikes and walks.

Please note that the temperature at the top of Mount Wellington is usually 8-10 degrees Celcius colder than in Hobart city, with sub-zero temperatures and very windy in winter, so make sure to wear layers (and scarves!)

Check out this amazing day tour to discover Mount Wellington summit, Hobart City and Richmond, home to Sullivan's Cove, Battery Point, the Richmond Bridge, Richmond Gaol and more!

You also have an opportunity of seeing Mount Wellington with a morning half-day tour from Hobart. Tours depart around 9 am, with a return at 11:30 am to Brooke Street Pier Terminal.

Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Nelson

  • Address: 700 Nelson Rd, Mount Nelson TAS 7007
  • Opening hours: Open all-day
  • The Signal Station cafe opening hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm daily

Mount Nelson is a fantastic place to go with family and one of the top free things to do in Hobart Tasmania. It's an easy 20-minute drive from the Hobart city centre. There are plenty of things to do at Mount Nelson - enjoy scenic views at Mount Nelson Lookout, learn the history of signals at the Signal Station, have fun at the children's playground, enjoy a picnic at the picnic area, take a walk at Truganini Reserve and more!

The whole family will enjoy walking down to Mount Nelson Lookout, which gives you fantastic panoramic views over the Tasman Bridge, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula.

The Signal Station is a lovely building that offers an excellent overview of the history and importance of signals in Tasmania. The historic Mount Nelson signal station was built in 1811 to relay messages about escapees to Port Arthur and closed in 1880 with the arrival of the telegraph.

You can also enjoy a 45-minute scenic walk through Truganini Reserve (Truganini Track) if you want some great scenery while exploring nature, native bushland, birds and wildlife.

The playground at Mount Nelson Oval is a great play area for 3+ year kids that offers fantastic playground equipment. The kids will love the bird net swing, climbing structure, slide, flying foxes, springers and more! There are BBQs and public toilets available, and it's a dog-friendly park too!

Experience the iconic Bruny Island

Bruny Island is one of the most-visited Hobart attractions. It is also home to unique sea and coastal wildlife like seals, sea birds and dolphins in addition to its renowned gourmet food like artisan cow and goat cheeses, freshly shucked oysters, smooth fudges and tasty chocolates. The whole family will enjoy this fantastic wildlife tour and an amazing culinary adventure!

To get to Bruny Island, drive 40 minutes south from Hobart to Kettering. From here you can embark on an epic 3-hour sightseeing tour to Bruny Island, perfect for families with kids!

Otherwise, you can enjoy this one-day gourmet tour to Bruny Island from Hobart. You'll enjoy a perfect blend of iconic Hobart sightseeing and delicious gourmet tastings.

You'll explore the Bruny Island wild coastline, tall forests, green hills, the Bruny Island Neck Lookout, Wildlife Reserve and more during this fun and unforgettable experience.

This Bruny Island trip is perfect for families who love adventure at sea. Kids will enjoy seeing seals, sea birds and dolphins in their natural environment!

Take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place to take your family on any kind of day. It's just a short 30-min drive from the city centre of Hobart.

The kids will be excited to get up close with Australian animals and birds at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You can pet and feed native Forester kangaroos, get up close to koalas, Tasmanian devils and various birds and more!

There are four 45-min daily tours available at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm where the kids will have a face-to-face, fun and educational encounter with native Australian wildlife.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is also one of the best picnic grounds in Hobart for families allowing you time for bonding and fun while exploring nature!

The family is going to have a great time on the nocturnal adventure at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary too! Check out this 2.5-hour guided night tour. You'll be able to see all Australian nocturnal animals up close in their natural habitat.

The staff is very knowledgeable, very friendly and passionate about the animals' welfare, so this day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will be an absolute blast for everyone!

Let off steam at one of the best playgrounds in Hobart

  • Bellerive Beach Park and Playground is a perfect place for families with kids of all ages and abilities, located just 10 minutes from Hobart on Derwent St, Bellerive TAS 7018.

    This fenced play space is located right on the Bellerive foreshore, facing the coast and near the Bellerive beach.

    Bellerive Beach accessible playground features fun play equipment like water play and sandpit, slides and swings, a log climbing pyramid, balance logs, a sky tower climbing structure and more! Free BBQs, plenty of seating and public toilets are available too!

  • Simmons Park and Accessible Playground on 37 Esplanade, Lindisfarne, Hobart Tasmania is a great place to visit for families with kids, it's a 10-mins drive from the city centre.

    There's a fenced all-abilities playground that is suitable for children of any age. The park also features fitness equipment for parents and older kids.

    Kids of all ages will love the play structures and activities in this accessible play space in Hobart, such as swings and slides, balance beams, trampoline, carousels, a giant climbing pyramid and more! There are free BBQs, benches, picnic tables, and public toilets available as well, making this spot perfect for a family day out!

  • The kids of all ages and abilities will have a blast at Kingston Park Playground! It's just a 10-min drive from Hobart CBD on Goshawk Wy, Kingston TAS 7050.

    This adventure playground has swings, slides, rope and climbing structures for climbing, nature play, bird nest swings, accessible paths, an accessible merry-go-round, sandpit, plus shaded areas with benches and BBQ facilities.

    It's a fantastic picnic ground too, and there are public toilets available on-site.

  • Dru Point Bicentennial Park and Playground on Dru Point Rd, Margate TAS 7054 is a 20-minute drive from the Hobart CBD.

    The shady trees make this accessible park perfect for a family picnic and celebrating kids' birthdays. There are plenty of BBQ locations scattered around the park.

    The Dru Point Bicentennial Park offers a great fenced play area for the younger kids and a separate area for the older children as well as slides and swings, including Liberty swings, climbing structures, accessible paths, a great bike track for kids, public toilet facilities and lots of space to let off steam!

  • Montrose Foreshore Community Park and Playground is a 15-minute drive from Hobart (Brooker Hwy, Glenorchy TAS 7010).

    Montrose Foreshore Community Park offers many options for children of all ages and abilities to play in a safe environment and have fun in this large, open space park, with a giant climbing pyramid, swings as well as Liberty swings!

    BBQ facilities, public toilets on-site, good-quality bike and walking tracks make this park the perfect spot for a family picnic or a day out!

Explore Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place

  • Salamanca Market address: Salamanca Place, Hobart TAS 7001
  • Salamanca Markets opening hours: every Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, except for Christmas Day and ANZAC Day

Salamanca Place near Hobart Harbour has been a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with cobblestone streets that date back to 1835. Salamanca Place is now home to many great tourist attractions such as art galleries, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating areas so you can enjoy delicious food while taking in some culture at the same time!

The Salamanca Arts Centre is a cultural hub where you'll find art galleries, theatres and artists studious. One of the top attractions in Salamanca Place is the Saturday Salamanca Markets.

Salamanca Market celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022! The Market offers a good mix of food, local produce, bakery, homemade products, crafts, clothing, artisan products and handmade goods. The live music and performing artists are exceptionally entertaining as well!

There's also plenty to keep kids occupied at Salamanca Place, with games in the Salamanca Lawns park nearby, or they can enjoy some picnic lunch. The fountain at Tasman Memorial near Parliament House Gardens (address: 30 Salamanca Place) is quite popular with kids, so make sure you take a spare set of clothes!

When you visit Hobart with family, spend a couple of hours enjoying the fantastic stalls at Salamanca Market. The great atmosphere with beautiful buildings and parks along Hobart Waterfront makes for an enjoyable trip to Hobart. Don't forget your camera because there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the lovely city streets that will take your breath away!

Try local foods at Farm Gate Markets

  • Farm Gate Market address: 104 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
  • Opening hours: 8:30am - 1pm

Farm Gate Market in the city centre of Hobart is the perfect place to find fresh local produce in an authentic setting. On Sundays, the inner-city street is transformed into a bustling farmers' market with a great atmosphere and delicious food options.

Farm Gate Market opens every Sunday at 8.30 am, so take your family to stock up on fresh produce like artisan cheese, olive oil, Tasmanian wine, tea, locally roasted coffee and more!

The kids will enjoy the lovely play area at the markets and some fresh baked goods like sourdough doughnuts, great toasties and sourdough crumpets. For your taste buds, there are plenty of street-food stalls available.

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Farm Gate Market.

Explore the Battery Point Sculpture Trail

  • Sculpture Trail: start your walk at Salamanca Place
  • Princess Park and Playground address: 2 Hampden Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004
  • Opening hours: Open all-day

If you want to take a walk through some of the most beautiful streets, historic buildings and delicious food options in Hobart, the historic Battery Point and the Battery Point Sculpture Trail are the places that will leave your heart full.

Battery Point was named after a gun battery that was set here back in 1818 to serve as the city’s coastal defence.

Take the kids to explore the Battery Point Sculpture Trail. An amazing 2-km walking trail, half scavenger hunt and half history lesson! The self-guided walk starts at Salamanca Place, goes along the lower estuary of Derwent River, around Battery Point and ends at Short Beach on Sandy Bay.

During the walk, you'll find 9 unique numerical sculptures that represent various signposts - weights and measures, times and quantities, dates and distances, all explain the compelling history of Hobart, Tasmania.

Around the historic Battery Point, you’ll pass some oldest Georgian cottages, the first factories and gorgeous houses with stunning gardens. The highlight of this area includes the heritage-listed Lenna House, which has been turned into the luxurious Lenna Of Hobart Hotel.

Battery Point is a great place for families. You can visit Princess Park, a lovely picnic spot, and the Battery Point Park Playground with modern play equipment and public toilet facilities. You'll also find some delicious food and desserts at the local cafes while strolling through the charming neighbourhoods.

Take your family to Long Beach Sandy Bay

  • Long Beach Reserve address: Long Point Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
  • Hobart Twilight Market address: 17 Beach Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

Sandy Bay, the scenic southern suburb with a small-town feel is just a short walk from the city centre of Hobart yet has a youthful atmosphere thanks to the Hobart Campus of the University of Tasmania.

In the Summer months (October - March), you can experience Hobart Twilight Market which runs on Long Beach Sandy Bay on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, from 4:30 pm to 9 pm.

Bring your family to the Long Beach Reserve for a picnic or walk around with your dog. You and the kids will love exploring this beautiful area with its great views of the harbour and the children's playground on-site! Long Beach Reserve Playground is perfect for families - fantastic play equipment like swings, slides, sea-saws, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, public toilets on-site, flat walk paths, and plenty of parking, so you can enjoy your day out with your family!

On your day trip to Long Beach in Hobart, there are so many things to do for families! You can have a swim, play on the beach, enjoy a family picnic and walk along the white sand beach. Take the kids over to one of the nearest kids' play areas or enjoy a picnic at this perfect picnic spot, and stroll along the white sands of Sandy Bay enjoying the great coastal walk!

Experience Brooke Street Pier

  • Address: Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000
  • Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 9 am - 9 pm; Friday to Saturday 9 am - 10 pm
  • Hobart Twilight Festival opening hours: every month on the last Friday, from 4:30 pm to 9 pm

Visit Brooke Street Pier, the heart of Hobart Waterfront precinct. The shed-like structure on Franklin Wharf’s south side is not to be missed! It also happens to be Australia’s longest floating pontoon (80 meters long, 20 meters across) with a high tech terminal for ferries as well markets where you can buy various local produce, truffle oil, saffron, posh fudge, teas, cosmetics, local souvenirs and design items. The market at the pier is a fantastic family experience in Hobart Tasmania! You can find everything you need there.

Don't miss the Hobart Twilight Festival at Brooke Street Pier which is held every month on the last Friday night, starting from 4:30 pm to 9 pm!

Hobart Twilight Market is an amazing family experience that has begun at beautiful Long Beach in Hobart and became very popular amongst families with kids over the years. The market has expanded to include a second event at Brooke Street Pier, offering plenty of fun activities which makes this place perfect for families! You'll find there a variety of foods and drinks, live music performances and entertaining activities at Hobart Twilight Market at Brooke Street Pier.

The best part? You can bring your dog along too as Hobart Twilight Market is dog-friendly!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do Hobart Tasmania?
There are so many things to do in Hobart, Tasmania, such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mona (the Museum of Old and New Art), Mount Wellington, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasman National Park, Mount Nelson and more!
When was Hobart founded?
Hobart was founded in 1804 making it Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney.
Who was Hobart named after?
Hobart was named after Lord Hobart, the British Secretary of State for war and the colonies.
How many airports in Hobart?
There are 14 airports in Hobart Tasmania: Bridport, Bruny Island, Cambridge, Cape Barren Island, Currie, Devonport, George Town, Lady Barron, Launceston, Smithton, St Helens, Strahan, Whitemark, Wynyard.
When was Hobart settled?
Hobart was settled in 1804 making it Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney.
Hobart where to go?
There are so many place to visit in Hobart, Tasmania, such as the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mona (the Museum of Old and New Art), Mount Wellington, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasman National Park, Mount Nelson and more!
Which state is Hobart in Australia?
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania
When is Hobart show day?
The Hobart Show Day is held on the last Thursday of October. The Royal Hobart Show is observed in Hobart Tasmania and its surrounds. This Tasmanian public holiday has been celebrated since 1822.
Where Hobart is located?
Being the most southern of Australia's capital cities, Hobart is located in Tasmania's south-east on the River Derwent.
Hobart what to do in one day?
Here you'll find many exciting things to do in Hobart in one day, such as visiting the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mona (the Museum of Old and New Art), Mount Wellington, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasman National Park, Mount Nelson and more!
Which is better Hobart or Launceston?
It can be hard deciding which Tasmanian city is better as it depends on what you're looking for. Launceston is a small, welcoming city that will make you feel right at home. Hobart, being one of the most beautiful cities in Australia, offers so much to see and do in the area. Launceston is slightly warmer in June. Sightseeing and Parking are better in Hobart is better. Shopping, Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are better in Launceston. Can't decide? You can arrive in Hobart, and leave from Launceston, for example, because it's about 2-hour drive from Launceston to Hobart.
How far Hobart to Launceston
There is 200 km between Hobart and Launceston, about a 2.5-hour drive.
What is there to do in Hobart for kids?
With so many things to do in Hobart City, here are some ideas. Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take the kids to the Theatre Royal to see some hilarious shows, enjoy panoramic views from Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site, let off steam at one of the best accessible playgrounds in Hobart, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!
Is Hobart good for kids?
Hobart is great for kids! There are plenty of fantastic kids' activities in Hobart, such as Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the hilarious shows at the Theatre Royal, trips to Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site, the best accessible playgrounds in Hobart and more!
Is Tasmania good for family holiday?
Tasmania is great for a family holiday! There are plenty of fantastic kids' activities in Tasmania. Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take the kids to the Theatre Royal in Hobart to see some hilarious shows, enjoy panoramic views from Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site, let off steam at one of the best accessible playgrounds, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!
What is there to do in Hobart in 2 days?
With so many things to do in Hobart City, here are some ideas for a 2-day trip. Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the Theatre Royal shows, take in the epic views from Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, discover Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site and more!
Is Hobart worth visiting?
Absolutely! With so many things to do in Hobart City, here are some ideas. Discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy the Theatre Royal shows, take in the epic views from Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, discover Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a tour to visit the Port Arthur Historic Site and more!
Things to do in Tasmania in April
April is the autumn time in Tasmania, perfect for a visit because it's still warm during the day but begins to cool down at night. There are plenty of things to do in Tasmania: discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see a show at the Theatre Royal in Hobart, get up close with nature at Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, and visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!
Tasmania in April
April in Tasmania is a colourful and mesmerising time to visit because the days are still warm during daylight (14-16°C), but it begins cooling off at night (around 7°C) so you can enjoy the beautiful autumn colours and picturesque landscapes. In April, you can expect about 15-22 rainy days so pack your waterproof jacket and warm clothes!
What to do in Tasmania in April?
April is the autumn time in Tasmania. There are plenty of things to do in Tasmania: discover Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see a show at the Theatre Royal in Hobart, get up close with nature at Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, and visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!
What to do in Hobart with kids?
There are so many things to do in Hobart with kids: discover the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take the kids to the Theatre Royal to see some hilarious shows, and enjoy panoramic views from Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, take a day trip to the Port Arthur Historic Site, let off steam at one of the best accessible playgrounds in Hobart, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!
Tasmania things to do in April
April is the autumn time in Tasmania, with mild weather with some rainy days. There are lots of things to do in Tasmania in April: discover the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy a show at the Theatre Royal in Hobart, get up close with nature at Mount Nelson and Mount Wellington, visit the Port Arthur Historic Site, take a day trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and more!