12 Fun Things To Do In Hobart With Your Family


Traveling alone is vastly different from traveling with family. When you travel with family, you have to organize fun family things you can do, in order to keep everyone entertained and happy. A vacation in Hobart is the perfect answer to your need for travel and family fun. See what we mean!

1. Fish And Chips Ahoy!

For a fun, authentic Australian fish ‘n’ chips experience, head out to Mures, which is served by its own fishing fleet. Enjoy fresh sushi, buy fresh fish at the fishmonger and enjoy ice-cream and fresh fish ‘n’ chips deck with your kids.

2. Delectable Pastries For Tea Time

Head out to Jackman & McRoss with the kids for some wonderful pies, baguettes, pastries, cakes and all sorts. Tea time is the best time to visit this conversational, neighborhood bakery-café. There are some lunch options as well.

3. Spend Some Quality Time At Onba

Head to quirky Onba if you want to eat some great fun, drink fine wines and connect with pals through their free Wi-Fi. The walls are covered with local art. It’s a fun place to relax over breakfast or lunch and listen to gossip.

4. Opt For A Taste Of The Exotic

The Indian restaurant Annapurna serves exotic dishes such as its potato crepe roll called the ‘Masala Dosa’. What fun to get a taste of eastern exotic in this old, historic Australian town, scattered with Victorian buildings!

5. Froth Some Beer At Cascade Brewery

Head out to the grand, gothic Cascade Brewery and see how Australia’s oldest brewery operates. Explore every corner, taste their best beer while wearing long trousers and flat, enclosed shoes (compulsory brewery attire).

6. Take The Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour

Drive up the summit of 1270-meter Mount Wellington, and enjoy the spectacular, 360 degree panoramic views from the top. On the downhill bike tour, stop several scenic spots to snap pictures as you wind down the mountain roads.

7. Go On A Forest Airwalk

Sign up for the Huon Valley and Tahune Forest Airwalk Tour. Walk along the tree tops and enjoy the fabulous view of the fields, forests, vales and lakes in this area. It’ll be the most unique adrenaline experience your kids have ever had.

8. Go On A Sailaway Weekend Tour

The tall ship the Lady Nelson waits to take you on a weekend trip along the Tasmanian coastline. This is the best sightseeing, sailing and wine tour combined that you could desire. What’s more, you and your kids can join the crew to hoist the sails and learn how to sail the ship.

9. Explore Mt Field National Park

Take your kids to the Mt Field National Park and explore the amazing rainforest, waterfalls, lakes and alpine moorlands. At dusk, check out the amazing wildlife returning to its natural habitat. During winter, skiing is also an option here.

10. Take A Trip To The Cadbury Chocolate Factory

Your kids will love this trip to the chocolate factory. Best watch the Willie Wonka movie with them before you take them here! They can enjoy sample chocolates, watch how chocolates are made, and even take the Cadbury River Cruise.

11. Explore the Maritime Museum of Tasmania

The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is the best place to explore this maritime history – explore its collection of ship models, old ship relics, salt-encrusted old photos, paintings of old ships and the huge brass bell from Rhexenor!

12. Enjoy the Botanical Discovery Centre

Wander among the 14 hectares of 6000 native and exotic plant species at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Be sure to take your kids to see the Sub-Antarctic Plant House and the outstanding conservatory.

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