We’re continuing on with our trip around Tasmania, If you’ve missed anything, head here. This week’s itinerary gives you our top tips on where to eat, drink, and stay in beautiful Hobart.
If you only take one recommendation from all of these Tassie itineraries, make it Sonny. It’s cosy, and beautiful. The playlist is always on-point and the food is sublime. Make sure you get the cucumber toast (yes, really) and we recommend trusting the guys at Sonny know what’s what and order the Mystery Wine.
For gin tastings and cocktails and beautiful food, hit up Institut Polaire. Close to the water, Institute Poltaire is walking distance from Salamanca and the vibe is gooood. I know people who visited Hobart and went here every single day of their holiday.
kunanyi / Mt Wellington
It’s really worth taking a trip to the top of kunanyi / Mt Wellington, particularly on a clear day. The views are breathtaking and the air feels cleaner and than anything you’ve likely experienced. Pack a coat, no matter how warm you think it is when you’re down in Hobart.
We couldn’t possibly send you trotting around Hobart without mentioning Salamanca Markets. They’re on every Saturday in, you guessed it, Salamanca. They’re a little on the touristy side, so if you’re after something with more of a farmer’s market vibe, got to Farm Gate Market, which is held on Sundays in Bathurst Street.
There’s a hefty list of beautiful places to stay in Hobart, so we loathe mention just one, but Moss is well worth checking out. The location is right where you want to be and don’t be afraid of the sound from the bustling surroundings, you can’t hear a thing in the rooms. If you’re after more of an AirBnB situation, The Barn is our top pick.
There are plenty of excellent wineries a short drive from Hobart. Pooley is my go-to. That may or may not be because they do woodfired pizzas Wednesday-Sunday. The wine is excellent too and there’s a beautiful outdoor area to enjoy said pizza and wine. Pooley is near Richmond and you’ll find Every Man And His Dog Vineyard, Puddleduck Vineyard, and Frogmore Creek all close by.
Feature photo: Sean Fennessy