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5 Days in Hobart

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  1. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    My wife and I are flying down to Hobart in a couple of weeks for 5 nights. We will hire a car and look to get out and do a few things. Was wondering if anyone could recommend any activities outside of the usual MONA, Salamanca Markets and Port Arthur?
    Cheers,

    Mick
     
  2. Angel

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    The food will be great anywhere really. Go for drives around the countryside and the coastline. Peppermint Bay Hotel is nice (south). Derwent Valley and Russell Falls (north). I found Bruny Island was merely "more of the same" so I wouldn't bother going there if you are pressed for time. Mt Wellington is worth the drive - watch out for foreigners driving on the wrong side of the road. It might be snowing up there.
     
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    Ditch the car and do the Mt Wellington cycle tour:eek:

    They take you to the top, its all down hill after that really :D
     
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    There are lot of heritage houses you can go see. Some of them charge a small entry fee and they the inside of the house with all original items from more than 100years ago.
    Wander around the streets..go up the stairs when you are at salamanca markets near the hotels/cafes area(non popup). It'll take you to a beautiful neighbourhood....
    Go to the museum near the city centre. Amazing historical items they have there.
     
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    Food. Tasmania is a foodie paradise. One of my favourite places is Daci and Daci Bakers. Lark distillery is pretty cool. Boat trips, which are good fun for big and little kids. There is a great art walk around Battery Point.

    City of Hobart | Battery Point


    Have a look at the Art Loan scheme if you are interested in that.
    COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme | Arts Tasmania
    The COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme is a 12 month, interest-free loan scheme to enable the purchase of contemporary Tasmanian art from participating Tasmanian arts businesses.
     
  6. Jess Peletier

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    Spend some time just wondering around Battery Point, it's lovely and there's heaps of history there. The gorge in Launceston is nice too - only a 2hr drive- and you can go hiking on Cradle Mountain (or any mountain around there)
     
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    There is always wursthaus Hobart .

    I've no idea what the food is like, but it has to be a great place to invest.

    The wursthaus on the best street.
     
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    The Salamanca Markets are a bit over rated. They should call them the Huon Pine markets because every second stall is selling stuff made from Huon Pine.
    Wursthaus deli just up the street from Salamanca has great stuff.
    The drive up the east coast is good, but I see you are from Bermagui which probably has better local drives.
    Yes, go up Mt Wellington. And yes, it will likely be cold - I have been up there in October and December and it has snowed both times.
    The boat trip to MONA is good.
     
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    Ooh my favourite! I'd live in there no trouble at all :D
     
  10. Mick Butterfield

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    @Angel Thank you for the tips, was not sold on Bruny Island either. Will definately check out the falls i think!
     
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    Haha. I may struggle with that. It will be a couple of days after running the Melbourne Marathon for me!!!
     
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    Thank you for that @teetotal some great ideas for when we are kicking about the city.
     
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    Always wanted to go to Tassie and hire a camper van and go exploring.

    Have fun @Mick Butterfield
     
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    @Depreciator that you for the Deli tip, I do love my food. We are blessed with lovely drives around here but every area I find has its own individual beauty. WE will do the Mt. Wellington again. I have been there twice before (once as a kid) in Dec and Jul. Snow both times!!!
     
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    Same. That would be the end of me!!!
     
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    Thank you for the food tips, I love a good feed.

    On another note, do you know how the interest free art loans will affect serviceability ;) hahaha
     
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    We did 3 weeks last year on the south island. May be a little soon to do that again but it was bloody awesome!!!
     
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    I thought Tasmania was the South Island?
     
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    Our first trip to Tas was in a campervan! Must say the food in the Greek Taverna at Salamanca was awesome. We are also into stopping everywhere and buying oysters and scallops like other tourists buy Devonshire teas. I have been four times in the last ten years and never tire of this beautiful land.
     
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    And the mainland referred to as Australia o_O
    (So in the reverse that makes the south island it's own country):D
    Good luck on your "stroll" in Melb:confused:
    (The tour requires very little pedal work:cool:, just so you know)