Hobart captures the imaginations of food, arts and nature lovers from all over the globe.

Fresh mountain air, pristine waters and fertile fields make this southern city a dining destination not to be missed. Explore cafés, restaurants, bars and markets among the sandstone warehouses that look out across the historic wharf. Follow meandering laneways lined with colonial-era cottages or feel the world unfold before you from the summit of Mount Wellington. Yacht races, footy matches and cycling trails provide an adrenaline kick. Hobart’s museums and galleries delve into dark secrets and showcase the city’s energetic local talent.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hobart

What is Hobart famous for?

As Australia's second-oldest capital city, Hobart has a wild history of convicts and pirates, visible in the colonial buildings of Battery Point. However, if you're not a maritime history buff, you might know Hobart for any of its other famous pastimes: wine, whiskey, art and farm-to-fork dining that will blow your mind. And don't forget the world-class hiking and mountain biking trails.

When is the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race?

This famous yacht race begins in Sydney on Boxing Day (December 26) each year. About 100 yachts make the 1,170km trip from Sydney to Hobart, with the winner crossing the line anywhere from two to four days later-although the record is one day and 18 hours! Generally, all boats have finished the race by New Year's Day.

Where is the Cadbury factory in Hobart?

The Tasmania Cadbury factory is actually located in Claremont, about 16km north of the Hobart city centre, on a peninsula jutting out into the River Derwent. While the factory still churns out delicious chocolates, the visitor centre at this site is closed, and tours no longer run. Luckily, you can still get your chocolate fix at local spots like Norman & Dann or the Salamanca Market.