What to do in Hobart when its raining

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Lady standing in the rain in Hobart
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It might be raining cats and dogs outside, but we’ve come up with a list of things you can do in Hobart when it’s raining to stay busy and keep dry! Check out our range of activities to do when it’s raining in Hobart below.

Stay inside and explore a museum 

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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If you’re in Hobart when it’s raining, you can use the day to get your fix of art and culture by visiting a local museum. The highly-acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), displays a huge private collection of ancient and contemporary art. There’s also the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, located in the centre of Hobart, which has a range of art, cultural and science exhibitions. 

Cosy up inside a quirky pub

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Visit one of many unique pubs and bars in Hobart when it’s raining! Grab a drink and sit inside an abandoned bus that’s been transformed with lights and cushions at Preachers. Or visit local favourite bar Jack Greene and enjoy a great selection of beers and burgers. 

Watch a movie at the State Cinema

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The independent State Cinema has been entertaining patrons since 1913 and is a perfect place to visit if you’re in Hobart when it’s raining. The cinemas are cosy, the chairs are comfy and you can drink alcohol while you enjoy the show! While you’re there, head to the bookstore State Bookstore and grab a good book to read while the rain passes.  

Stay at a luxury hotel

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Whether you’re travelling through Hobart, or just planning a staycation, there’s nothing better than treating yourself with a stay at a luxury hotel. Spend the day relaxing in your suite, ordering room service and living your best life. For luxury hotel stays in Hobart, we recommend checking out the Moss Hotel, the Islington Hotel, the Henry Jones Art Hotel, the MACq 01 Hotel or the Mona Pavilions.

Get pampered at a day spa

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If you’re still stuck for things to do in Hobart when it’s raining, why not treat yourself and book in for a spa or massage at one of the city’s leading day spas. You could try Endota Day Spa or Hobart Float Spa and Massage for a truly relaxing experience. Go on, you deserve it! 

What to wear when it’s raining in Hobart?

You’re going to need some high-quality waterproof gear to keep you dry and warm as you run between your car and the pub, museum or day spa! After all, who wants to be walking around in wet clothes for the rest of the day? Not us! Click here to find a specially curated list of rain jackets, waterproof bags and umbrellas to keep you dry. Our go-to brand is the super waterproof and extra funky clothing range, RAIN.

So next time it’s raining in Hobart, use it as an opportunity to get out and explore this great city.

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