Hobart is becoming one of Australia’s most coveted destinations; whereas formerly widely unrecognised, it is now an ‘it’ city. Some massive arts events take place in the capital of Tasmania (a Southern Island state of Australia) too, and the city is gaining must-visit status amongst travellers and Aussies alike. Here’s how to see Hobart in 48 hours.
Start off the weekend with pre-dinner drinks in Society Salamanca, a cool and cultured cocktail, gin and whiskey bar in Hobart. It’s super on-trend and curated, with a great back bar selection for those who know their liquor, and they make some fantastic experimental cocktails too. There is also an emphasis on unique, local produce, meaning Society Salamanca offers a true taste of Tassie (local slang for Tasmania).
Society Salamanca. 22 Montpelier Retreat. Battery Point. Hobart. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6223 1497
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Afterwards, stroll down to the waterfront and head to Frank, a fun and festive Argentinian restaurant set on Franklin Wharf in Hobart. With a lively atmosphere, this South American-inspired restaurant is perhaps one of the most popular places to eat at in Hobart. Reservations a must, Frank never falls short of fantastic.
Frank Restaurant. 1 Franklin Wharf. Hobart. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6231 5005
Summer is about to break and although it is never quiet around here, Frank is about to get loud! We have room for an experienced new face out the front and there’s room for a senior supervisor to join the crew – so if you have the know how then we would love to hear from you! Link in bio for further information! #frankrestaurant #hobartfood #hospojobs #hobart #instafood #cocktails #jointhecrew #wewantyou #summer #summervibes
Pigeon Hole. 93 Goulburn St. West Hobart. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6236 9306
With a belly full of goodness, make tracks to Salamanca market for a wander. As one of Hobart’s key cultural attractions, the market effortlessly highlights the vast range of creatives residing in this vibrant Southern city. From makers to musicians, Salamanca market is a place to get lost and find gems alike.
Join the #MofoLeapMeet: there’s more to validation than Valencia. During @monafoma—Saturday 21 January, 4–7pm, to be precise—@theinkedshooter and @tassiegrammer are joining forces to host #MofoLeapMeet, designed to push your photographic creativity in a new direction. And get you loads of likes. If you’d like to #taketheleap (yep), register online at http://response.canon.com.au/MonaMuseumRegistration, or follow the links in the hosts profiles, and make sure you have a Three-Day Mona Pass or Saturday Day Pass. First in, best dressed. Image: Mona/Leigh Carmichael
After getting back to the city, dinner is in order, and there’s no better place to satisfy a hunger than Rockwall Bar and Grill. As one of Hobart’s most established restaurants, guests are confident in their meal being nothing short of poetry. As leaders of the Modern Australian dining scene, Rockwall nails sophisticated dining in a laid-back and unpretentious environment.
Rockwall Bar and Grill. 89 Salamanca Place. Hobart. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6224 2929
Start the day with an early breakfast at Room for a Pony in North Hobart. As one of the city’s most recognised a.m.-to-p.m. establishments, loyal followers could essentially slide from cafe to cocktail vibe here no problem. The coffee and pastry selection is specifically suited for an early morning start and the options are top quality.
Room For A Pony. 338 Elizabeth St. North Hobart. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6231 0508
Sunday afternoon is a great chance to rent a car and get out of the city. Tasmania boasts some stunning natural wonders and attractions; a great mini-road trip destination is to Hastings Caves State Reserve. Home to impressive caves and thermal springs, this is a prime day trip destination only 90 minutes by car from the city.
Hastings Caves State Reserve. 754 Hastings Caves Rd. Hastings. Tasmania. +61 (03) 6298 3209