For many Australians, Tasmania is a hidden gem that is often overlooked when planning a getaway. However it is a stunning place and first-time visitors often talk about popular attractions in Hobart when they return to their homeland. It’s easy to book your tickets online to see amazing places in this capital city of Tasmania. Remember these handy travel recommendations for some spectacular destinations in Hobart that are good for the soul.
Visit the thriving Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
As a place of culture, Hobart’s airport is the gateway to its top tourist attractions. One of the easiest ways of enjoying a solo ride around this small city is by taking a taxi. However, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a private museum at the seafront and can be accessed with a ferry or bus rides. MONA is near the Derwent River; you’ll find art enthusiasts trying to catch a glimpse of the museum’s latest craft.
Since 2011, this prestigious Australian museum has had many exhibitions that attract people from all walks of life. The beautiful MONA edifice is a multi-story gallery of old and contemporary artworks. Also, MONA is one of the amazing places that has given Hobart some international recognition.
See Rare Collections of Plants at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Apart from kangaroos in Australia, you can find a collection of native Tasmanian plant species in the city of Hobart. The place to visit is the most popular botanical gardens in Tasmania. Generally, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens offers a rare, extensive collection of significant plants in the continent. Since 1818, the botanical gardens’ sub-Antarctic Plant House has displayed some exotic herbs that have provided medicinal benefits.
The 14-hectare botanical gardens on the Queens Domain are the second oldest in Australia. Additionally, it’s a recreational facility for tourists and local visitors. You might wonder why the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens have been described as an amazing attraction until you see it for yourself. Native Tasmania trees and flora like the ‘Kings Lomatia’ plant has a lot of significance. It will be wise to stay in a hotel in the center of Hobart because this botanical garden is a 30-minute walk from there.
Explore the Tiny Bruny Island
A day trip to the amazing Bruny Island will give opportunities to behold its scenic views. It’s pristine blue waters, fine sand and rich-green vegetation are characteristic features of this beautiful island. Ocean scientists believe the Natural Rock Arch is the coolest place on Bruny Island. Usually, tourists take a 3-hour boat cruise around the island.
It gives new visitors first-hand experience to see whales, dolphins, penguins, and fur seals in the coastal waters of this island in due season. There are also sea birds, wombats, pademelons, and other beautiful wildlife hovering around Bruny Island’s sea caves and cliffs. You can extend your visit from the island to the South Bruny National Park too. For a tour of this amazing Bruny Island; take a 30-minute ferry ride across Hobart’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel, and enjoy the local treats of seafood. Tasmania is known for its fresh, delicious seafood which can be enjoyed on oyster farm tours in a beautiful and educational setting.
Experience the Journey to Port Arthur
As one of the best tours for tourists that are interested in Australia’s history, a visit to Port Arthur often leaves a humane impression of prisoners. This amazing visit could change your perception about the lives of souls that were lost during the 1996 massacre. However, a large number of buildings in this penal facility are in ruins, but the Isle of the Dead Cemetery is intact. From Hobart, visitors can take boat rides or drive to Port Arthur. It’s a journey to experience, and you can stop over for some tasty fish and chips at Eaglehawk Neck.
You may be feeling tired after experiencing all the sights and sounds of Tasmania so what better way to relax than at one of the many luxurious spa retreats on offer. Pamper yourself with a loved one and feel rejuvenated before returning home.