places to know
Hobart City -recent times have shown a renewed passion for the CBD, with new eateries and businesses breathing life into laneways and main streets.
Salamanca + battery Point - grand sandstone warehouses are now filled with stylish wine bars, artist studios, and boutique galleries.
North Hobart- restaurants all neatly packed into a streetscape that also boasts the State Cinema, stylish homewares, salons, live music and more.
Kunanyi/mount WellIngton area - the ideal wilderness backdrop for mountain biking or a leisurely wander up to The Springs.
Derwent Valley- full of surprises, this touring route is ideal for anyone who has a penchant for antiques and loves a brew (in the middle of a paddock).
Huon Valley- fresh produce, folky singers, chilled cider, rustic sheds and cool-climate wine blend seamlessly in these parts.
Coal River Valley -take the Coal River Valley trip and you’ll be driving along a country road dotted with some of the island’s finest vineyards.
Channel + Bruny - head down the Channel or hop across to Bruny for freshly shucked oysters, cheese, great walks and empty white beaches.
Heritage Highway + Highlands- a man producing 100 per cent rye whisky using bio-fuel, Australia’s oldest golf course and some of the best trout fishing around.
Tasman Peninsula + Port Arthur - Port Arthur as its worldrenowned icon, discover rock formations and quirky towns. Stop in at Lime Bay.
East Coast- there’s a reason that Wineglass Bay consistently rates among the world's best beaches. The east coast is unpretentious and staggeringly beautiful.