Compared to most of the other cities on the mainland, Tasmania is relatively small and intimate. This is what makes it an ideal state to explore on your own by car. Stretching along the Derwent River, the charming city of Hobart is the perfect option as it has some picturesque sites worth savoring during your time here.
Opt for a car hire when in Hobart and begin exploring some of its top attractions at your own pace and convenience –
Climb Mount Wellington for some of the best views of the city and the horizon. The drive to the foot of the mountain takes no more than half an hour from the city CBD, leaving you all day to enjoy a hike or a mountain bike ride to the top. When you reach the top, you will be rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of the city and the Derwent Valley. The Fern Tree village is home to some charming picnic spots as well.
Voted as one of the Top 100 Greatest Trips in the World, Bruny Island is a sublime natural highlight of Hobart. Get up-close and personal with wildlife such as seals, dolphins, albatross, and even whales if you catch them at the right time during their migratory period. The Island also offers attractions such as the iconic Cape Bruny lighthouse, or the art gallery at Dennes Point. Make a whole trip of it by staying at an accommodation on the island itself and explore at your own leisure.
Drive to Battery Point, the oldest part of the city, and take in the beautiful colonial architecture and serene river views. Take the 175-year-old Kelly’s Steps from Salamanca to Battery Point, or simply settle in for a chilled glass of beer. This area is home to some authentic pubs and is an ideal place to savor the locally popular Cascade beer.
Museum of Old and New Art
Don’t leave Hobart without visiting MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) a subversive experience for all. Home to antique art as well as contemporary works, this deeply engaging museum is worth your while.