Nestled on the scenic Derwent River with the unforgettable backdrop of Mount Wellington, Discovery Parks - Hobart is a haven for families. The kids will enjoy the beach volleyball court and playground while the parents relax around the communal BBQ area. With bustling Hobart city centre nearby and easy access to Bruny Island and the delightful penguin population there's plenty to see and do.
Home of beautiful South Bruny National park, enjoy a bushwalk or eco-cruise and meet the Bruny Island seals, dolphins, whales, albatross, eagles, gannet, shearwater and petrel who live in this delicate ecosystem.
Visit one of Australia's most important heritage sites and open air museum. Take a guided tour and learn of the historic significance of the area, and spend some time marvelling at natural beauty of the peninsula area. Those that are brave can take part in the night time ghost tour.
Walk high above the famous forests of Tasmania in this breathtaking air walk and take in the spectacular views as it culminates in a cantilever protruding over the Huon and Picton rivers .
Hold on tight and feel the adrenaline rush as you speed up the Huon River weaving in and out of over hanging forest canopy. Stop to take in the beauty of the crystal clear water and magnificent Huon Pines.
Standing 58 metres tall and completed in 1870, the historic Shot Tower was for a time Australia's tallest building. Now it is National Trust classified, tourist drawcard and with 318 steps to the top it provides wide sweeping views over the Derwent river below.
Hobart's famous Salamanca Market's draw a crowd of over 1000 tourists and locals every Saturday. Set underneath rows of Plane trees and amongst the beautiful sandstone facades of the seaside suburb more than 300 stalls set up offering arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, and home baked goods while buskers play nearby.
South Hobart's Cascade Brewery is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. Take the Heritage Tour and learn more about the extravagant grounds and buildings or take the Brewery tour and hear about process and the many brewing stories over the years. Complete with tastings of course.
Hobart sits in the foot hills of Mount Wellington, and 'The Mountain' as the locals call it provides a nearby natural playground. Perfect for bushwalking, bike riding, horse riding, 4wd and rock climbing and easily accessible from the city.