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Hobart - the alluxia guide


Hobart is the perfect base for exploring southern Tasmania and an ideal weekend getaway for singles, couples and families.

Centred around Franklin Wharf and the harbour, explore all that Harbour has to offer including fresh produce and handcrafted items from the famous Salamanca Markets.

Mona has really put Hobart on the map, making the city a hot choice for a growing number of younger travellers. Mona is a destination in itself with modern gallery, restaurant, winery and accommodation all onsite.

Fresh local produce, smart restaurants, stunning landscape and some of Australia's best festivals make Hobart a must-visit for a weekend getaway or self-drive holiday.

Enjoy our tips for the best places to stay, see & do in Hobart!


Where to Stay

Avalon City Retreat
For the ultimate Hobart accommodation, perched high in the sky, take in the panoramic views from your luxurious two-bedroom omnipod with a birds eye view of the city below. Well appointed with a host of included extras for a truly memorable stay. From $680 per night

Salamanca Wharf Hotel
Perfectly positioned to wander to the Salamanca Markets or historic Battery Point, book a stay at Salamanca Wharf Hotel for sophisticated, well-equipped self-contained apartments. From $260 per night

Zero Davey
Luxe for less in Hobart with studio and self-contained apartments located overlooking Sullivans Cove. From $199 per night


See & Do

Mount Wellington
Only in Tasmania would you find so much wilderness and natural beauty so close to the city, with 18,000 hectares to explore just 20 minutes away. The 21 km drive to the summit passes through beautiful sub-alpine flora and ending with panoramic views of Hobart and beyond. For those seeking a little adventure there is bushwalking, horse riding, rock climbing or bike riding with Mt Wellington Descent.

Gourmet Food Tour
Enjoy local insights and the opportunity to meet and chat with local foodies on a small group walking tour of Hobart with Gourmania Food Tours. Expect delicious locally sourced and handmade food, along with history of the food scene in Tasmania by an experienced and professional tour guide. 

Whisky Tasting
Tasmania is famous for whisky due to the pure clean mountain water, cool climate and fields of barley and peat. A great recent initiative has made it even easier to discover the boutique distilleries with the launch of The Tasmanian Whisky Trail. Alternatively, visit 3-4 distilleries in a single day, taste Tasmanian single malt whisky and meet the makers with Tasmanian Whisky Tours

Mona Museum
The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum like no other, located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart. If you don't have a car, don't worry, Mona have a fast ferry to take you there. Upgrade to the 'Posh Pit' and enjoy complimentary beverages, canapés and private deck to arrive in style. The creatives behind Mona are also responsible for the incredible summer festival MOFO and winter festival Dark MOFO. Watch this space for alluxia's travel packages.

Cooking Classes
You can't go past paddock to plate cooking experiences with The Agrarian Kitchen for an authentic Tasmanian experience. Committed to reconnecting the kitchen with the land, cooking classes are designed for participants to rediscover the simple pleasures of gathering and cooking produce as close to the source as possible. While it's 45minutes from Hobart we can assist with booking accommodation nearby.

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart is the gateway to the Antarctic and one of the newest attractions in Hobart commemorates the Australasian Antarctic expedition, which was led by Douglas Mawson from 1911-14. Check out the museum located on the city's beautiful waterfront, just 50m from Constitution Dock and opposite Mawson's Place.


Where to Dine & Drink

Franklin is a bar-cum-restaurant in an old Ford showroom. The industrial space is all cool lines, crisp surfaces of timber and concrete with the warmth of scattered cow hides, great service and smart cooking with area-sourced seasonal dishes by David Moyle and team.

Pigeon Hole Bakers
Next-door to Franklin is literally the hole in the wall bakery, Pigeon Hole Bakers. It's worth saving room and lining up for the sweet treats and freshly baked organic sourdough, we certainly couldn't resist!

Pigeon Hole Café
Baker Jay Patey has sold this café to open the above-mentioned Pigeon Hole Bakers, with new owners Richard and Belinda of Weston Farm bringing their farm fresh produce to the plate at the teeny cafe. Located in West Hobart, it's worth seeking out for breakfast or lunch.

Located in bustling Salamanca Place, Smolt appeals to a wide audience with welcoming mid-century modern interiors and open for all day dining. Whether you stop by simply for a coffee or linger longer for breakfast of baked eggs, romesco sauce, sausage, silverbeet, morcillo crumb, parmesan & toasted ciabatta you won't be disappointed.

The Glass House
Suspended over Sullivan's Cove, The Glass House has redefined stylish dining on Hobart's waterfront. Drop by for elegant cocktails, Tasmanian inspired small plates and sensational panoramic views.

Daci & Daci
This European-style bakery and patisserie offers a mouth-watering selection of sweet treats and savoury delights. Daci & Daci is the perfect spot for lunch or an afternoon tea break after a day of shopping and sightseeing.

Jackman & McRoss

Iconic bakery Jackman & McRoss is surely situated on the prettiest street in Hobart; Hampden Rd, Battery Point. There's plenty of seating to dine in or stop by for takeaway from the heaving display cabinets of pies, tarts, pastries and freshly prepared baguettes.

Pilgrim Coffee
Visit Pilgrim Coffee to keep you caffeinated during your stay in Hobart. Buzzing on our recent visit, Pilgrim feels like a slice of Melbourne transported to Hobart. Also checkout little sister espresso bar called Bright Eyes at Brooke St Pier, if you're in that 'hood.

Stefano Lubiana
If you'd like to indulge in a little wine tasting, consider a short 20-minute drive from Hobart to Stefano Lubiana. We'll go out of our way for their sparkling wine and given its limited availability in bottle shops, it's worth the short journey. Now also featuring an Italian inspired 'farmhouse' style eatery with a fresh, seasonal menu based on ingredients pulled straight from the biodynamic vegetable garden.

We also have our eye on Aloft Restaurant, coming soon...


Where to Shop

The Maker
This gorgeous store has a tiny shopfront in Salamanca Place and stocks a carefully curated selection of Tasmanian clothing labels and showcasing local artists and jewellers. The neutral tones, style and vintage cash register are completely swoon worthy.

Bruny Island Cheese Co

The cute as a button store under the stairs formerly occupied by A Common Ground is now Bruny Island Cheese Co. Stocking a tempting selection of cheeses, conveniently in the city if your itinerary doesn't permit a sojourn over to Bruny Island. At the Hobart cellar door you can even sit down and enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese platter, how civilised is that!

Salamanca Markets

Visit the iconic Salamanca Markets at Hobart's Salamanca Place every Saturday from 8.30am-3.00pm. Featuring over 300 stalls of Tasmanian arts & crafts, fresh produce and be serenaded by festive music you're sure to find the perfect souvenir from your Hobart experience.

Ally & Me
Visit this Scandinavian-inspired boutique for the finest-quality clothing, accessories and homewares from around the globe as well as showcasing Tasmanian designers. Stop by and browse for that perfect gift or perhaps a little treat for yourself!

A homegrown success story, Hannah Vasicek established Tasmanian designer jewellery brand 'Francesca' in 2011 and has gone on to win a host of awards and even showcase her collection at the Golden Globes in 2015. Check it out for yourself at the flagship store in the Centrepoint Shopping Mall in Murray Street.

Gather Handmade Hobart

Gather Handmade is a treasure trove of handmade goodness, lovingly made by local Tasmanian and interstate artisans and makers. Located on Liverpool Street the store is briming with homewares, jewellery and gifts. We've got our eye on some minimalist geometric earrings, with plenty in store to tempt any shopping addict.

Inside Home & Gifts

Stocking a wide range of items including home furnishings, jewellery, skincare & fragrances and more, it's not hard to see why Inside Home & Gifts is a favourite with Hobart locals. If you're planning a country escape or attending a music festival, Inside even stock HUNTER originals iconic wellington boots.

Farm Gate Market
Missed the Salamanca Markets? Well every Sunday, rain, hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers' market. It's all about Tasmanian seasonal produce and getting to know the farmers. Find the Farm Gate Markets on Bathurst St, from Murray to Elizabeth St 8.30am – 1.00pm.

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