[Header Image by Alex Eckermann on Unsplash]

For this week's recommendations, we thought the weather called for a trip down south to the ever-beautiful Hobart. A perfect destination for a quick getaway, it's hard to leave Tasmania without the itch for a permanent sea change. Whether you're staying for a week or a lifetime, we've compiled some of our favourite attractions to keep you busy.

We have broken down our recommendations into seven areas, outlined on the map below courtesy of Sam Lyne.

 Map Key:

  1. Salamanca & Surrounds
  2. The Harbour
  3. CBD
  4. North Hobart
  5. MONA
  6. kunanyi
  7. Outer Hobart

Salamanca & Surrounds

We begin our recommendations in Salamanca place, once a maritime hub; Salamanca is now a vibrant cultural destination within the heart of Hobart. (Image: The Tasman via the Marriot)

Eat & Drink

The Den (drink): A unique experience. Feels like you're in a ski chalet. With an open fireplace, it is almost like an alpine cabin.
Peppina (eat), Mary Mary (drink): Phenomenal Italian food, excellent service.
ti ama (eat): Woodfired pizza made in a mirrorball oven, one doesn't get better! (Try the Negroni)
Suzie Luck's (eat): Fantastic fried rice, interactive spring rolls, and cocktails!
The Whaler (eat): A Tassie institution, try the lobster roll.
Sisterhood (eat): The best brekky. Try the french toast and with $5 mimosas, breakfast is always fun.

Do

The Sculpture Trail (do): An exciting way to learn about Tasmanian history and art.
Salamanca Markets (do): Food, music, gluhwein crafts and potions; worth a Saturday venture.

Stay

The Tasman (stay): Twelve years of renovation, well worth the wait, beautiful fireplaces in guest rooms.
Moss (stay): A luxurous service department. We loved building 25, room 16 overlooking Salamanca Place.

 

The Harbour

The Harbour is conveniently situated between Salamanca and the CBD, housing a wide array of eats and experiences. [Image: Gay Hawkes, House of Long Exhibition via ABC.]

Eat & Drink

The Waterline, Aloft and The Glasshouse (eat):
We loved Aloft and Glasshouse; however, Waterline is a hidden gem. On the lower level of Brook Street Pier, Waterline has direct access to the water, adding a visceral element to the dining experience
Stock Market (eat, drink): We got to know the lovely owners and could never pass up Allpress coffee.
Institut Polaire (Simha) (eat, drink): Bougie cellar door from avant garde winemakers Nav Singh and Lousie Radman. Ever heard of clay amorphae?

Do

The Twilight Market (do): markets at night, spectacular!
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (do): Current exhibition is from a phenomenal bush maker Gay Hawkes; see if you can find the famous wedding dress in the museum.
The Antique Print Store (do): Pick up a bookshop map and spend the day getting lost in Hobart's literary gems.

Stay

MACq 01 (stay, eat): Awesome lounge, fireplace hangs and free tours with complimentary sparkling.

 

CBD

The CBD is west of Salamanca, and like everything in Hobart, nothing is too far of a walk away. [Image: Sonny via Young Gun of Wine.]

Eat & Drink

Sonny (eat, drink): Hole in the wall it spot.
la Sardinia (eat): Honest fare, great space.
Pigeon Whole Bakers (eat): The most precious bakery; make sure to try the pain au chocolat. 

Do

Cracked and Spineless (do): Our favourite bookshop for new and used.

 

North Hobart

This edgy up-and-coming suburb was recommended to us by locals; less touristy and more niche! [Image via Room for a Pony]

Eat 

Room for a Pony (eat): For a great brekky and all-day dining, we literally came for breakfast and stayed for lunch.

Do

The State Cinema (do): Weirdly, they don't offer popcorn, but in summer, there is a stunning rooftop cinema experience

 

MONA

MONA is the brainchild of David Walsh and is located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale Peninsula. Described as "Adult Disneyland" by its founder, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. [Image via MONA].

Do

MONA (do): Be shocked.

Eat & Drink

The Source (eat): recover, try the cauliflower, yes cauliflower.
Moorilla (drink): Our favourite was the sauvignon, but the Cloth Series (an ode to original owner Sheridan, like the towels, deserves mention too).

 

kunanyi

Rich in wildlife and woodlands, kunanyi is a stone's throw from Hobart and an unforgettable experience. [Image Cascade Brewery, via Lonely Planet]

Do

kunanyi (do): Cold, f***** cold, but beautiful, worth it!

Eat & Drink

Cascade Brewery (eat, drink, do): Try a Tassie dark ale and go for a wander on the walking trail nearby.

 

Outer Hobart

As is so often the case, some of Hobart's best-kept secrets are on the outskirts. [Image Pooley Wines, via Trip Advisor].

Eat & Drink

Frogmore Creek (drink, eat): Laidback style and stellar wines.
Pooley (drink, eat): Relaxing afternoons with jazz and pizza alongside the award-winning standard.
Puddleduck (drink, eat): Utterly charming, gorgeous wines only available from their cellar door or website; hit 'em up!

Do

Coal River Valley (do): Beautiful, but don't drive yourself.
Botanical Gardens (do): Picturesque, all the insta feels!

July 24, 2022 — Markian Admin