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What to Do on a Hobart Day Trip?

1. Mt Wellington
2. Port Arthur
3. Bruny Island
4. Tasman Island
5. Hastings Caves
6. Tasman Peninsula
7. Huon Valley
8. Hartz Mountains National Park
9. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
10. Mount Field National Park

Hobart day trips are all about exploration towards the city’s outskirts to witness the Tasmanian beauty in its islands like Tasman Island, Bruny Island and many more. All of these islands lie in the area of the Tasman Peninsula. You can explore these Islands, ride a bicycle on their forested trails and relax at the beachside. These Islands offer you so much to explore that there are luxury resorts for an overnight stay. Port Arthur is one of the eeriest day trips to take from Hobart as you can take a ghost tour of the haunted ruins. Besides the islands and ports, you can visit the Huon Valley to enjoy wine at its vineyards and apple cideries. 

The Huon Valley encompasses one of the most intriguing places in Australia- the Hastings Cave and Hot Springs. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the nearest places to explore near Hobart. You can feed the Kangaroos during the day or even take a night trip to meet and greet nocturnals. Apart from these, the day trips from Hobart take you to various nearby National Parks like Mount Wellington National Park, Hartz Mountain National Park, Mount Field National Park, etc.  All of these National Parks let you come in close encounters with Hobart-special animals like Tasmanian Devils.

Here is the list of best day trips from Hobart:

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Mt Wellington

  • Mount Wellington, which sits 1271 meters above sea level, is among the most beautiful attractions of Hobart day trips.
  • Located at a distance of 17 km from Hobart, the exploration of Mount Wellington allows you to reach its heights moving through dense forests, smooth walking routes, and snow trails.
  • You can reach its observation deck, dubbed the "Summit of Kunayi," to watch the stunning vistas of Hobart and Southern Tasmania. 
  • Activities on the Mountain include cycling through the North-South Track and the vast Pipeline Track.
  • Other things to do in Mount Wellington are playing in the snow during the winter, and enjoying a coffee at Cafe Lost Freight or a beer at Fern Tree Tavern.

Port Arthur

  • Port Arthur is one of Australia's most haunted sites, with ghost tours available at night.
  • It is a part of a day trip from Hobart lying 40 km from the compact town.
  • For 90 minutes after sunset, bravehearts and children alike can explore the spooky remains with a lantern.
  • Port Arthur has been a center for ghost stories and tragic occurrences since 1870 as you can learn about these during the guided tour of the ruins.

Timings: Wednesday to Saturday 07:00 PM, 08:00 PM, 08:30 PM, and 09:00 PM.

Bruny Island

  • Bruny Island is among those serene locations to explore and rest overnight in luxe accommodations from your Hobart day trips.
  • The enchanting island has an aboriginal history of 40,000 years with untold stories.
  • You can explore the ancient paths, cozy Adventure Bay Beach, and rugged coasts.
  • Travel through the historic Alonnah Foreshore Walk that stretches up to 3 kilometers.
  • There is a gallery at Bruny Island known as “Art Untamed Gallery” to witness health, wellness, ceramics, coloring, glass, and jewelry.
  • Bruny Island Chocolate Company is there to serve you handmade cream fudges.
  • You can eat the island’s handmade cheese and drink beer while sitting under the Eucalyptus trees.

Tasman Island

  • Tasman Island is a unique place to explore on the Tasman Peninsula covering the Tasman Sea.
  • The day trip from Hobart takes you to this oval island that spreads across 1.2 sq km covering Tasman National Park.
  • You can catch the wonderful sight of the abandoned Tasman Island Lighthouse and weather station.
  • The island has steep dolerite cliffs and reaches a height of a whopping 300 meters above sea level.
  • You can camp through the thick forests that populate the island and witness the Tasman special animals White’s skink, Swamp Harrier, Tasmanian Devil, and Cricket Tasmanoplectron Isolatum.

Hastings Caves

Image Credit : https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/hastings-caves-state-reserve
  • Take Hobart day trips to witness Hastings Cave State Reserve’s complex caves, natural warm springs, and streams with an all-year-round temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.
  • The reserve is 102 km from South Hobart and about 5 km from Lune River.
  • You can swim in the Swimming Pool to get a Cenote-like feel. 
  • The Hastings Cave State Reserve features Hastings Visitor Center to dine in, buy souvenirs, and access public free WiFi.
  • The underground Tasmanian landscape showcases 40 million-year-old cave chambers where you can picnic or enjoy a BBQ.
  • Catch the wonderful sight of Quolls, Platypus, Pademelons, and many birds.

Timings: Every day 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM.

Tasman Peninsula

  • Tasman Peninsula is a part of Hobart day trips situated at a distance of 94 km from the British penal colony.
  • Tasmania National Park covers the peninsula to showcase the Littoral Chasm rock formations in the National Park.
  • You can witness the Peninsula’s rare plants as Cape Pillar Sheoak found only in the area common to the National Park.
  • The endangered swift parrot and forty-spotted pardalote reside here.
  • The peninsula is the place where most of the Tasmanian Devils are found and relocated for conservation.
  • The rugged eastern coastline of the Tasman Peninsula features an Eaglehawk neck with strange rock formations like Blow Hole, Devil’s Kitchen, Tessellated Pavement, and Tasman’s arch.

Huon Valley

  • Huon Valley is a part of a day trip from Hobart that takes you to a beautiful valley once inhabited by colonial British.
  • Located at a distance of 87 km from Hobart, it houses the town of Huonville amidst its lush surroundings comprising Huon River and Huon Pine forests.
  • You can take a tour of the valley’s Vineyards and Apple Cideries.There are many things to do in this valley like visiting the Wooden boat center to understand the art of handcrafting boats.
  • You can eat your favorite food on gourmet lands like Fat Pig Farm, Sadie Chrestman, Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans, Port Cygnet Cannery, and Farmhouse Kitchen.

Hartz Mountains National Park

  • Hartz Mountains National Park is among the best day trips from Hobart that offers picturesque views of Tasmania's southern west beauty comprising mountain peaks and coast.
  • Located at a distance of 81 km from Hobart, Hartz Mountains National Park covering 12,110 hectares is a go-to spot for picnics, BBQs, and camping.
  • The area of the park starts 160 meters above Picton River and lies mostly 600 meters above the ground on the 1255-meter-high Hartz Mountain peak.
  • You can ascend through Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area to witness beautiful waterfalls.
  • If you ascend through the winters, you can witness the snow trail.
  • Exploring the Hartz Mountain National Park during Spring can reward you with red wildflowers of Tasmanian Waratah.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

  • You can visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary as part of day trips from Hobart at a distance of mere 30 km.
  • Catch the amazing wildlife there, including Blue-tongued lizards, Tasmanian Devils, Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos, etc.
  • Kangaroos can be seen playing and running around freely inside the nature reserve.
  • You can feed these kangaroos their favorite food while exploring the area.
  • Even at night, you can visit the wildlife sanctuary to see the nocturnals, such as Tawny frogmouths, Sugar gliders, and Eastern Quolls, hiding in the shadows. 

Location: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton TAS 7030, Australia.

Timings: Every day 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Mount Field National Park

  • Mount Field National Park is Tasman’s oldest National Park that lies at a distance of 82 km from Hobart.
  • The National Park welcomes you with a cascading three-tier Russell Waterfall.
  • The trail through Mount Field National Park showcases the popular Horseshoe Fall amidst the lush greenery.
  • The scenic Tall Trees Track is a part of Hobart day trips that take you through the rainforest.
  • You can witness 80-meter-tall Swamp Guns and local wildlife as you drive deeper into the National Park.
  • Travel on the Pandani Grove Trail to reach the stunning Lake Dobson, covered in ice and surrounded by fresh snow.

Location: 66 Lake Dobson Rd, National Park TAS 7140, Australia.

People Also Ask About Hobart

  1. How to reach Hobart?

    1. By Flight: Board a flight to Australia’s Melbourne or Sydney. There you can take a flight to Hobart International Airport which has interconnectivity with Australian cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Launceston.

    2. By Road: You can access National Highway 1, Tasman Highway (A3), Arthur Highway (A9), and Lyell Highway (A10) through other Australian cities.

    3. By Bus: Take interstate buses Redline coaches and Tassielink from other Tasmanian cities like Devonport, Launceston, and Bicheno.
  2. Which are the best theme parks to explore in Hobart?

    1. Tas Laser Skirmish: Tas Laser Skirmish is an outdoor theme park to feature an entire zone for Laser Tag Games. Kids and adults alike dress up in army attire and choose guns like Scorpion SMG and Morita Sniper Rifle to play. The obstacles like wooden log barriers, forts, and stairs, are arranged indoors and outdoors. 
    2. Caldew Park: Caldew Park, popularly known as “Train Park”, is a go-to place for kids to play in the mini-train.
    3. Supertramp Hobart: Supertramp offers you the best experience of climbing walls, trampoline, dodgeball, basketball, ninja warrior, etc. The state-of-art equipment for climbing and trampoline makes it one of the most popular theme parks in Hobart.
  3. What is Hobart famous for?

    Hobart is a former British penal colony mostly known for establishing Australia's first brewery, Cascade Brewery, in 1824, as well as the country's first casino in 1973. Furthermore, people come here for natural beauty such as Mount Wellington, and attractions such as the Museum of Old and New Arts, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and so on.
  4. What is the best time to visit Hobart?

    The best time to visit Hobart is in the summer, between December and January. Most day trips from Hobart begin during these months when important festivals such as the Hobart Yacht Race, New Years' Celebrations, and Taste Festival take place.
  5. Is Hobart worth visiting?

    Yes, Hobart is worth seeing because it is the capital of the picturesque Tasmania island, which is known for its British architecture and art museums. Most visitors visit the compact-sized city's attractions such as MONA, Street Eats, Cascade Brewery, and so on, as well as taking Hobart day trips to nearby islands like Tasman Island, Bruny Island, Port Arthur, and the Tasman Peninsula etc.
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