DH and I are considering a weekend away in Hobart. The main reason being that we've never been to Tassie and we want to go somewhere other than Melbourne or Brisbane (we're in Sydney and don't want to fly anywhere further than 2hrs). We considered a nice resort on the NSW coast but I'm pregnant and beach-side resorts make me want cocktails. Likewise wine country is out, too depressing being surrounded by delicious wine I can't drink!
So has anyone been to or live in Hobart? Is there much to do? We'd enjoy the markets but not sure what else is around. Good food is a must as well.
Also any recommendations on nice hotels? It'll be our last weekend away together for a while as bub is due in July, so we're happy to splurge a bit on a fancy hotel
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28-01-2014 16:20 #1
Weekend in Hobart?
28-01-2014 16:32 #2
I went down recently for a four day work conference recently and (in the limited free time) really had a lovely time.
Its a beautiful town, lots of good food and cute little shops. I highly recommend renting a car and doing a couple of little day trips out and about.
I'm definitely going to try and get back there soon
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28-01-2014 16:34 #3
Cradle mountain is said to be beautiful if you want a bit of a retreat.
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28-01-2014 16:35 #4
Cue good call on the staying away from cocktail and wine temptation. I'm no alcoholic but our recent holiday was absolute TORTURE !!!! A holiday with no beer, no wine and no cocktails. It made me a tiny bit grumpy. Anyway good on you for taking a little babymoon
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28-01-2014 16:58 #5
Good food and cute shops - perfect! I just had a look on the tourism site and it looks really pretty and easy to wander around.
Loco - I am STRUGGLING with the 'no alcohol' thing this pregnancy! I didn't miss it at all last time but this time I get a desperate urge to snatch wine glasses out of other people's hands when I'm in restaurants! I'm not a huge drinker but I really do enjoy wine
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28-01-2014 16:59 #6Senior Member
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A weekend will be so easy to fill. There are markets, the museums, MONA (the new art gallery), if you are lucky there might be a show on. I'm not sure what hotels are good but Mures upper deck is good for a nice meal.
My SIL is planning a trip for 10 days and reckons she won't be able to fit everything in so I doubt you'll be bored.
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28-01-2014 17:58 #7
Def dont miss Mona, it's amazing. Going for a cruise on the clipper boat is fun too.
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28-01-2014 18:37 #8
I live in Hobart. Back later.
28-01-2014 19:54 #9
Ok I'm back.
You definitely want to do Salamanca markets and MONA. You can catch a boat from the waterfront (near Salamanca) out to Mona. Maybe Salamanca in the morning, then lunch at Cargo in Salamanca, then boat out to Mona. Come back to town and have a nice dinner somewhere. Mures Upper Deck or The Drunken Admiral are nice places to eat local seafood, Maldinis is good Italian.
Next day you might like to go for a drive up Mt Wellington or go to Richmond. If you have a few extra days I can highly recommend Coles bay/Bicheno area.
I've heard hotel Islington is nice and pretty posh. The Woolstore is also pretty nice and close to town.
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28-01-2014 20:00 #10
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