One day in Hobart? We’ve got you covered.

We've selected the best of the best to help you make the most of your time in Hobart

A lady standing on Mount Wellington, one of many things to do if you have one day in Hobart
📷 © joseph trentacosti via

If you’ve only got one day in Hobart, then you want to make the most of it. Lucky for you we’ve created a must-do itinerary so you can see the best the city has to offer. Read on to see what you should do if you have 24 hours in Hobart. 

8am – Breakfast in North Hobart

Waitress holding food at the Born in Brunswick cafe
📷 steph

Kick-start your day by enjoying a devine breakfast in the hip and happening North Hobart. The area is full of lively cafes serving some of the city’s best food. A stand-out choice is Born in Brunswick, which delivers great food in a thriving environment. 

10:30am – Museum of New and Old Art (Mona)

A concrete ceiling and colourful wall of artwork at MONA museum. MONA is a great free activity in Hobart for kids.
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No trip to Hobart would be complete without a stop at the contemporary art gallery, Mona. There’s a wonderful, yet controversial, private collection of 300 artworks on display in a building that’s sure to impress. While you’re there enjoy lunch at the restaurant on the lawn overlooking the on-site vineyard. It’s a must-do if you only have one day in Hobart.

3pm – Go shopping and wander Hobart CBD

Buildings in Hobart, capital of Tasmania, reflected in the water
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Spend some time wandering around Hobart CBD and gaze at the city’s unique Georgian architecture buildings. If you need a pick-me-up, then grab a coffee and a treat to go from local coffee roaster Vilicia cafe. If you have time during your one day in Hobart, keep going to shop in one of the city’s many boutique stores downtown. 

4pm – Drive to the top of kunanyi/Mount Wellington

A path cutting through the rocks on Mount Wellington; the hike to the top is a perfect activity in Hobart for kids
📷 © Joseph Trentacosti via

It’s a quick trip to the top of Mount Wellington, which is perfect if you only have one day in Hobart. Weaving through the rainforest on your way to the top, makes you forget that you’re still only minutes from downtown Hobart. Once you’re at the summit, you can enjoy stunning views across the city from various lookouts. There’s an enclosed shelter or if outdoor lookouts if you want to brave the weather. Just remember to pack your warm clothes – it’s cold no matter what time of the year!

6pm – Head to Salamanca for dinner and drinks

Crowds walking past old sandstone buildings, with market stalls in the back, at Salamanca markets
📷 jess

The bustling Salamanca precinct has a range of great restaurants, pubs and bars making it the perfect place for a night out. Set among converted sandstone warehouses, these venues have character and charm that will be sure to impress. Make your way down to Jack Greene and sample one of their delicious burgers, paired with one of the many local beers available on tap. Afterwards head around the corner to local pub Preachers, where you can enjoy the vibrant beer garden that features an old converted bus. 

Finally, it’s time to head back to your hotel

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After a jam-packed day of activities during your one day in Hobart, it’s time to retire to your hotel. There are a huge range of fabulous hotels in Hobart – click here to view the full list! We’d recommend the luxe Moss Hotel, the fabulous Henry Jones Art Hotel, the waterfront MACq 01 or if you want to gaze at the stars from your outdoor hot tub then try Avalon City Retreat

Our hot tip – pack clothes for any weather

Hobart’s known for having four seasons in one day – it can be sunny one minute, and cold and rainy the next. So it’s best to wear layers and pack for any weather so you don’t get caught out! We recommend packing a coat or jacket (click here to browse the huge collection from the online store the Iconic). While you’re there, be sure to check out their range of scarves and gloves too!


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