So you’re heading on holidays and don’t want the kids to utter the dreaded phrase, “I’m booooored”. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back with an epic list of things to do in Hobart for kids that will make it a family holiday to remember. You’re welcome.
1. Visit Mona
The incredible Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) really is a must-do for anyone visiting Hobart with kids. The children will be in awe as they look at the 300 controversial and quirky artworks on display, including a huge working digestive tract (ok, it’s a poo machine). The best part is it’s free for kids under 18!
2. Explore the wilderness on kunanyi / Mount Wellington
Hobart’s famous kunanyi / Mount Wellington is scattered with hikes and trails, that get you up close and personal with nature. If you really want to wear the kids out, then take them on the 14km Hobart to the pinnacle walk. It starts in the urban part of the city, before winding up through rainforest gullies, sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations. The views back over Hobart city make this a hike worth the effort. It’s a must do if you have teenagers in Hobart.
3. Go white water rafting
Get your adrenaline pumping in a white water rafting ride. There are loads of places near Hobart where you can experience fast flowing rapids surrounded by incredible scenery. Tour companies from Hobart will take you on white water rafting trips of the local Huon, Derwent and Picton rivers.
4. Chase the Southern Lights
If you’re looking for things to do at night, there’s nothing better than hunting for the Southern Lights and seeing the sky light up in colour. Keep an eye on one of the many aurora tracking apps that are available. If it’s looking good then jump in the car and head to South Arm or Tinderbox for your best chance at seeing these magical lights.
5. Take a spin in a sea plane
Taking a scenic flight in a sea plane is just as much an adventure for kids, as it is for parents. Based in Hobart’s iconic waterfront, Above and Beyond is Tasmania’s only seaplane company. They offer a range of flights that showcase the island’s remarkable beauty, including the stunning east coast, Port Arthur and the three capes. It’s a little more exxy than the other options, but it’ll be an experience you or the kids won’t forget.
Make sure you have the right gear before you set out on your adventure
Do you have your activewear and backpack ready for your hike? Or your bathers and board shorts ready for wild white water rafting adventure? The Iconic has a huge range of kids and adult clothes that will have you ready for any occasion. Best part is, they offer super simple and free returns! It couldn’t be better. So check it out now and be ready for any situation.