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Top things to do in Hobart

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Ranked #1 of 56 attractions in Hobart
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a... more » Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a Chapel, Court Rooms, Tunnels, Solitary Cells, Refractory and Holding Cells and an Execution Yard with the Gallows where 32 people were hanged.Dedicated Volunteers will conduct you on a Guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes detailing and explaining the fascination history of the Historic Site. Its use as a Chapel for the male convicts arriving in Hobart Town until 1853. Then its modification and utilization for 115 years as Hobart's Supreme Criminal Courts with one transept being retained as the Chapel for the adjoining Campbell Street Gaol. « less
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Ranked #2 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Mountains; Outdoors

Mount Wellington rises 1271 metres above sea level and rises immediately west of the Hobart CBD.  It is often covered in snow, even in summer due to the chilly westerly winds that... more »

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Ranked #3 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart are situated on the eastern edge of the city, overlooking the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. As well as the usual range of... more »

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Ranked #4 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Owner description: The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts.... more » Owner description: The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts. It presents live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment. Dubbed by Noel Coward "a dream of a theatre", the Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures. « less
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Ranked #5 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Battery Point is named after a battery of guns (long since removed) that were established on the point in 1818 to defend the city against possible French and Russian invaders.The... more »

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Ranked #6 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Owner description: This is an replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian... more » Owner description: This is an replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, led by Dr Douglas Mawson. Constructed by heritage architects and buiders, the replica was only made possible by a federal government grant and the generousity of many Tasmanian businesses and individuals who donated time, goods and goodwill. As a part of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, all profits are toward the conservation of the historic huts. « less
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Ranked #8 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: National Parks; Outdoors

South Bruny National Park comprises towering cliffs, remote beaches, heathland and lush temperate rainforest landscapes.  It features muttonbird rookeries, gardens of kelp seaweed... more »

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Ranked #9 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

Although building started on St David's cathedral in 1868 and it was consecrated in 1874, work continued sporadically until 1936.  It is now widely regarded as the finest example... more »

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Ranked #10 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart is Tasmania's premier museum.  It is situated in a collection of 19th century historic buildings immediately north of Hobart's... more »

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Ranked #11 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks

Mount Nelson, 5km from the city centre on the southern outskirts of Hobart, was the site of one of a chain of semaphore stations which realyed messages to and from Port Arthur... more »

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Ranked #12 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Tas Laser Skirmish is Tasmania's premier outdoor Laser games venue. Players are kitted up with army camouflage clothing and... more » Owner description: Tas Laser Skirmish is Tasmania's premier outdoor Laser games venue. Players are kitted up with army camouflage clothing and provided with a choice of guns from our armoury. We have smaller guns like our Scorpion SMG, right through to our Morita Sniper Rifle with real telescopic scopes. Our guns can shoot over 100 meters, so our battlefield's are huge. We play in bush terrain with log barriers, cool forts and bunkers. We cater for all occasions, whether it's a children's or teenager birthday party, bucks day, corporate team building event or you are simply looking for things to do in Hobart. Our main field is located at Kingston, just 10 minutes from the Hobart CBD. We also have fields available in Launceston and Devonport, which are ideal for sports team breakups. We also provide mobile laser tag, and have a portable inflatable field available for hire. This can be setup indoors or outdoors and is ideal for school groups, school fairs and youth events. Being accredited tourism operators we aim to provide our customers with the best adventure activity possible, therefore we only use commercial quality equipment. « less
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Ranked #14 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Hobart was settled primarily as a convict prison for Great Britain.  Women convicts were housed in separate barracks called "female factories" until they were found gainful... more »

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Ranked #15 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural

Tired of the "touristy" docks and Salamanca area of Hobart?  For a taste of local nightlife and a wide range of affordable dining experiences, venture a kilometre north up... more »

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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
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Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Owner description: Kangaroo Bluff, originally settled in the 1820s, was the point where people and goods were ferried across the river -- and in... more » Owner description: Kangaroo Bluff, originally settled in the 1820s, was the point where people and goods were ferried across the river -- and in 1975-6 ferries again operated after the collapse of the Tasman Bridge. The name Bellerive was adopted in the 1930s. Many fine buildings survive in Bellerive, one of the oldest being the Police Station and Watch House, circa 1842 (now the Community Arts Centre). Queen Street, originally named Bidasso Street, is lined with fine examples of colonial architecture. « less
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Ranked #20 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Bridges; Landmarks

The Tasman Bridge across the Derwent River was one of the world's earliest box-girder cantilever bridges when it opened in 1964.  But it's more famous for the fact that it fell... more »

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Ranked #21 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Marinas; Outdoors

Sullivan's Cove is the main waterfront area adjacent to Hobart City and is the city's main tourist precinct.  The cove was the site of the first British settlement on the western... more »

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Ranked #22 of 56 attractions in Hobart
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Ranked #23 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 56 attractions in Hobart
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Ranked #26 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 56 attractions in Hobart
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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