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Nearby national parks

  • South Bruny National Park

    Created in 1997, this beautiful national park takes in the massive dolerite sea cliffs around Bruny’s southern capes, with the highest...more

  • Tasman National Park

    Comprising a narrow coastal strip along the east and south of Forestier and Tasman peninsulas and several offshore islands, Tasman National...more

  • Southwest National Park

    This vast remote corner of Tasmania is a landscape of jagged ranges, buttongrass plains and dense rainforests bounded by windswept shores in...more

Fishing spots near town

The Springs 21 km

Visitors to Hobart who are short on time can get a trout fix less than 20 mins’ drive from the CBD at an exclusive fishery called The Springs. It is a year-round fishery and is restricted to a maximum of two... Find out more

Salmon Ponds 42 km

Most Australian trout anglers regard Tasmania as the nation’s premier trout destination. It’s like Tasmania was purpose-designed for trout, with hundreds of lakes and a cooler climate. Mother Nature... Find out more

Twin Lakes 56 km

I always thought the title of John Gierach’s entertaining book Where the Trout are all as Long as your Leg was a little farfetched, until I realised it related to a time when he was five years old. I am a little... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Living History Museum of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage 18 km

Set in a former Methodist church that had strong ties with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, this little museum near Cygnet showcases Indigenous history, artefacts, art and bush tucker. It is generally open on weekends... Find out more

Mount Wellington Walks 19 km

You can quite easily pick up a map and explore Hobart’s wilderness playground on your own but, for initiates, the maze of tracks may be best travelled with a guide who will show you bushfoods and wildlife, teach... Find out more

Salamanca Market 21 km

With so much excellent fresh produce in Tasmania, you should consider picking up some local organic fruits and vegetables and cooking up your own feast. Try the famous Salamanca Market (Saturday 8.30am–3pm) or City... Find out more

Island Cycle Tours 21 km

This innovative company offers guided and self-guided cycling tours, ranging from three-hour jaunts in and around Hobart, to three-week expeditions on the west coast. There are trips to combine cycling and hiking, and... Find out more

Tahune AirWalk 43 km

Located 29 kilometres from Geeveston, this unashamed public relations exercise for Forestry Tasmania starts on the serpentine drive out to the AirWalk, where signs clearly state when an area was last logged. There are... Find out more

Diving in Fortescue Bay 58 km

One of the most coveted Tasmanian diving experiences is through the towering kelp forests found along areas of the east coast. These plants can grow as much as a metre a day, reaching heights of nearly 50 metres in some... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Royal Hobart Golf Club 31 km

Royal Hobart Golf Club has come a long way from humble beginnings. It started out at Sandy Bay, not far from where Wrest Point Casino stands today, in 1896. Known as the Newlands course, it was an incredible par- 89:... Find out more

Tasmania Golf Club 34 km

The challenge a golf course presents can often be measured by the quality of player it produces. At Tasmania Golf Club, the name Goggin crops up regularly on the honour boards. Lindy Goggin, a three-time Australian... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Cascade Brewery 19 km

It’s impossible not to wax lyrical about the Cascade Brewery. It is the oldest working brewery in the country, one of the quaintest-looking industrial buildings and it’s located in the most picturesque of... Find out more

Moo Brew 28 km

With its striking, glass and steel brewhouse perched high above the Derwent River, Moo Brew is probably the best-appointed microbrewery in the land. It’s also part of Moorilla Estate, situated on the outskirts of... Find out more

Two Metre Tall Company 44 km

Ashley Huntington actually is 2 metres tall – probably taller if you include his mop of curly hair – and his generous height is also the name for the craftbrewing enterprise he runs from the Derwent... Find out more

Campsites around town

Cygnet Holiday Park 18 km

Cygnet is the Huon Valley’s top foodie destination and accommodation can be hard to find at peak times. On top of that, each Jan thousands of music lovers come to town for Cygnet’s lively folk festival. This... Find out more

Franklin Foreshore Reserve RV Camping Ground 20 km

After a day touring the gourmet delights of the Huon Valley, this riverside park is a good central location to camp. There are sites all along the foreshore just a short walk from Franklin’s main street. Facilities... Find out more

Shipwrights Point Regatta Ground Recreation Reserve camping area 25 km

Within an hour’s drive from both the Tahune AirWalk and Hastings Caves, this informal foreshore camping area has plenty of room for the kids to run around, as well as a new playground to keep them occupied. The... Find out more

Neck Reserve camping area 26 km

The Neck is a narrow, sandy isthmus joining north and south Bruny. Halfway along it is a must-see lookout with 360-degree views, and at night the sand dunes below come alive with penguins. The camping area is sheltered... Find out more

Dover Beachside Tourist Park 33 km

This popular beachside caravan park has everything from cabins and campsites to wifi access, and it ticks all the boxes for family fun. The kids will love the playground and the sheltered beach across the road,... Find out more

Arve River Picnic Ground camping area 38 km

Along the Arve Rd, 14 km west of Geeveston, this streamside picnic and camping area is tucked away in a forest reserve beside the pretty Arve River. There are lovely spots to put up your tent among the ferns, as well as... Find out more

Hastings Forest Picnic Area camping area 38 km

Beside the Esperance River, these forest campsites have fireplaces, soft, mossy ground and a babbling brook to lull you to sleep after your walk to Duckhole Lake or Adamsons Falls nearby. You will need to carry your gear... Find out more

Lime Bay camping area 38 km

This picturesque, grassed camping area is 4 km beyond the historic mining site and is the starting point for an easy, scenic walk to Greens Point cliffs and Lagoon Beach. Gas/fuel stoves are recommended, and you need to... Find out more

White Beach Tourist Park 40 km

If you are travelling with the family and a boat, this park is ideal. It is on a safe swimming beach and has every amenity you will need, from a laundry and kiosk to a playground and rec room. They will even refill your... Find out more

The Pines camping area 41 km

This sheltered camping area is a popular spot for surfers attracted to Cloudy Bay’s beach and point breaks. It is very small, so campers have to take their chances finding a site. While surfing is the main... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park 1 km

A quality seaside park south of Hobart, this place is tourist oriented and has good facilities at a good price. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Treasure Island Caravan Park 29 km

Located about 9 km north-west of the city, this is a quiet, off-highway park on the banks of the Derwent River. It is close to the Cadbury Factory, a popular tourist attraction, and close to shops. This is an older park... Find out more

Barilla Holiday Park 30 km

This is a quality park on the outskirts of greater Hobart. It has most facilities for the discerning traveller including an eatery, and a ‘putt-putt’ golf course that is worth seeing. We like this park.... Find out more

New Norfolk Caravan Park 36 km

Across the road from the Derwent River, the park is in a picturesque location just 1.5 km from the centre of town. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

White Beach Tourist Park 40 km

This popular, quality park is only 10 minutes from historic Port Arthur. The park has good facilities and large shady trees. It is very busy during holiday periods and bookings are required at these times.... Find out more

Port Arthur Holiday Park 50 km

This is a high-quality park with good facilities, close to the beach. The area is popular for surfing, fishing and bushwalking and is a good base for exploring the Tasman Peninsula. Bookings are required in peak periods... Find out more

Wayatinah Lakeside Caravan Park 97 km

This is a neat lakeside park with basic facilities at a budget price and suitable for a night or two. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Peppermint Ridge Retreat, Woodbridge 12 km

Even without the stunning views over the D’Entrecasteaux Channel from 6-metre-high windows, the pademelons that hop around, or the free-range eggs and organic vegetable garden that guests are allowed to raid in... Find out more

Curringa Farm 68 km

Near Hamilton, about an hour’s drive west of Hobart, this eco-accredited 300-hectare property gives visitors a taste of sustainable farming practices.Give a couple of day’s notice and you can tour the farm,... Find out more

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