‘Located on top of the floating Brooke Street Pier, the terminal for ferries to MONA, Aløft has spectacular, sparkling views of the Derwent River that add excitement to the understated glamour of Nordic-style blond-wood interiors under a peaked roof. The focus is on meticulously sourced local ingredients in clever Asian-accented dishes.’ Gourmet Traveller
Excellent, world renowned coffee. Holds world records for most coffee made in an hour! Super friendly staff and amazing coffee (one of our personal favourites). Perfect for grabbing a coffee on your way to the wharf!
The Bay of Fires stretch along the east coast of Tasmania and is one of the most beautiful areas of Australia, white sand, clear water, and orange lichen. Named by Lonely Planet as one of the hottest destinations in the world, it is truly worth the trip up. The Bay of Fires is a national park and conservation area that keeps it pristine for all to enjoy. The east coast road is dotted with small campsites and resorts that allow for an extended stay in a beautiful region of the world. The Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay are a three hour drive from Hobart.
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Hobart has many surrounding beaches available for a day trip. A popular one near the city is Sandy Bay’s long beach which is home to public barbeques and a children’s playground. Another popular beach that is close to the city across the river is Bellerive Beach, right on the doorstep of Blundstone Arena. Bellerive beach has public barbeques and a children’s playground. Another popular but very large beach is Seven Mile Beach, right near the airport.
Tasmania’s cool temperate climate and prime agricultural land allows for it to have some of the best fruit seasons in the world. Tasmania’s fruit export to international countries is considered to be the most premium of produce. In the surrounding countryside, during the season some farms allow you to pick your own fruit!
Just a short stop on the way to Eagle Hawk Neck and Port Arthur, perfect for a visit to get your hands on some award winning cool climate Tasmanian wine.
The centre of the city is home to most of Hobart’s shopping hub. Ranging from general grocery shopping to department stores to boutique brand shopping. A range of technology and entertainment stores as well as the various small food courts fill the area as well.
Coles Bay, Freycinet, and Wineglass Bay are all in close proximity to each other on the east coast of Tasmania. About two hours drive from Hobart, it is the perfect location to visit for a day trip. The drive up is littered with vineyards and once you do make it there, you are greeted with gorgeous scenery in every direction. A very popular destination filled with walking tracks and the famous Wineglass Bay lookout (prime Instagram location), it is a must go Tassie location.
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A true Tasmanian wilderness experience. It features the famous Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. All aspects of this park are picturesque. It is home to many native animals and plants. Cradle Mountain has a many walking tracks in the surrounding area which have varying levels of difficulty. The best time to visit is late Spring and during Summer. Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain are a four hour drive from Hobart.
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Sweet tooth heaven! Baker of excellent cakes, pastries, bread, viennoiserie, tarts, and many more! Also has savoury salads and sourdough sandwiches! Wash it all down with one of their hot drinks too!
Dark MOFO is an annual event organised and sponsored by MONA and Hobart City Council. The event transpires all over the CBD and surrounding areas but is concentrated in the city. It features light shows and awe-inspiring displays of artwork, normally thought provoking. As well as this, it features acts and gigs by various artists and a two-weekend long feast on Macquarie Point. The event attracts 500,000 people to Tasmania and for good reason. If you’re in Hobart during Dark Mofo, it is a must do event.
Boutique, degustation focussed restaurant and wine bar. Fresh, seasonal ingredients that rely on Tasmanian producers. Fabulous wines in their cellar. They offer everything from after-work drinks, to an evening with friends or a take-away bottle of wine from their uniquely stocked cellar. Reservations required for seating.