Coal River Vineyard, Hobart, Tasmania © Alastair Bett
Explore Hobart's hidden gems
The humble city of Hobart is hiding a few secrets.
By Leah Dobihal
Hobart is known as a historic city, but the culture of creativity means there’s always somewhere new and exciting to discover.
Uncover the best of Hobart with these hidden gems.
Where: 105 Murray St, Hobart
Tassie may have a reputation for great whisky, but its craft beer scene is just as promising. Stop by the tap room at Fox Friday to see why. Here, you’ll find a range of small-batch brews alongside comfort food like chicken wings and loaded fries. Plus, from Wing Wednesdays to Taproom Trivia, there’s always something happening.
Coal River Valley
Where: a 20-minute drive north of the city.
Just a short drive from Hobart lies one of Australia’s most underrated wine regions. The Coal River Valley is best known for its cool-climate pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling, and several worthy wineries will let you have a taste. Stop by the likes of Pooley Wines, Wobbly Boot Vineyard or Coal Valley Vineyard to taste the delights of this region.
Hobart Hideaway Pods
Did you know?
Hobart Hideaway Pods are a sustainable accommodation option, using water-saving methods, reduced electricity and responsibly sourced building materials.
Where: 161 Cades Dr, Kingston
From art hotels to museum pavilions, Hobart boasts some great places to stay. But if you’re eager for something a little more secluded, you’re in luck. Hobart Hideaway Pods are located just a 20-minute drive from Hobart, but feel completely remote. Enjoy one of two stunning pods with views of green paddocks and lazy rivers.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Where: Lower Domain Rd, Hobart
Hobart may not have the largest botanic gardens in the country, but they’re certainly some of the most fascinating. Within the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, you’ll find dreamy scenes of green, pink, blue and purple. The gardens are also home to the world’s only Sub-Antarctic Plant House, where rare plants from sub-antarctic islands grow among the chilly fogs and icy winds of the climate-controlled room.
Bar Wa Izakaya
Where: 216-218 Elizabeth St, Hobart
For an authentic Japanese dining experience in Hobart, look no further than Bar Wa Izakaya. Equal parts bar and restaurant, Bar Wa Izakaya features a menu of ramen, tataki and yakitori alongside a bar stocked with Japanese sake and beers.