National Nursing Forum 2019

Things to do in Hobart

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Hobart is a cosmopolitan city, filled with fine restaurants, bustling markets, festivals, entertainment and a vibrant night life – all within a few minutes of major venues and spectacular off-site dining venues.

Nestled in the foothills of spectacular Mount Wellington and along the shores of the beautiful Derwent River, Hobart is one of Australia’s most picturesque capital cities.

A charming convention city, Hobart has all the facilities you would expect from a large city, while maintaining an individuality and friendliness often lost in larger destinations.

It also offers easy half or full-day experiences for delegates and partners including adventure and leisure activities in such places as Port Arthur, the South West World Heritage Area and Tahune Airwalk, Bruny Island, Mount Field National Park and the Derwent Valley.

Wellington Park

A short drive from Hobart city, Wellington Park is a must for all Tasmanian nature has to offer with spectacular views to sit and enjoy or more adventurous pursuits of mountain bike trails, four-wheel driving, horse riding, rock climbing and when the weather is right, some snow play.

More information: https://www.wellingtonpark.org.au/

Louisa's Walk

This award-winning live history tour is described as fascinating, immersive and touching storytelling with Louisa who was convicted and sent to Hobart’s infamous female factory. It is highly regarded by adults who are surprised by how much their children enjoy it.

More information: https://livehistoryhobart.com.au/

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong wildlife sanctuary is not a zoo filled with as many animals as they can fit, it is instead made up of people who are extremely passionate and knowledgeable of the injured and orphaned animals that they care for. Visitors can interact with and feed the animals.

More information: https://www.bonorong.com.au/

Cascade Brewery

There are a few different tours at this lovely brewery all of which involve tastings and a tour that matches beer with gourmet food, even supplying you with your own photo personalized beer label.

More information: https://www.cascadebreweryco.com.au/

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday the picturesque streets of Salamanca Place are home to the renowned Salamanca Market housing hundreds of fresh produce stalls, coffee, gourmet food, crafts and clothing.

More information: https://www.salamancamarket.com.au/

Battery Point

Located in the city, Battery point is a mecca for history buffs; it is an easy stroll amongst cafes, restaurants, quaint historic houses and architecture which has remained unchanged since the early 1800’s.

More information: http://www.batterypoint.net/

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

MONA is a more recent addition to Hobart, and as the name suggests it houses collections from ancient artefacts to the latest contemporary works, with a unique interactive visitor experience involving personal touch screen devices.

More information: https://mona.net.au/

Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens

An easy walk from the city centre, if you like the idea of spending a few hours to stroll amongst tranquil and stunningly beautiful gardens, a picnic or laze, this is a highly recommended place to visit.

More information: https://gardens.rtbg.tas.gov.au/

ZooDoo Fun Park

This is a hands-on interaction with a range of exotic and many native Australian animals with activities including hand-feeding kangaroos, tours and a safari bus experience.

More information: https://zoodoo.com.au/