This is day 4-6 of our 11-day hiking and camping road trip circuit.
After getting refreshed at Fortescue Bay, we drove 1.5hs to Hobart, where we arrived just before 6pm.
We found that two nights in Hobart was enough for us to really get a sense of Tasmania’s capital city. If you have an extra day to spare here we would suggest a day trip to Bruny Island.
Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania even though it’s population is only 225,000. It is a modern city with restaurants, bars, museums and enough entertainment that will give you a break from the wilderness and nature of the previous days.
On the side-note, staying in a private AirBnb with laundry and kitchen facilities would give you the opportunity to wash all your hiking clothes and replenish your stocks. Having stops like this makes packing light easy.
Hobart offers a large variety of seafood. Our top restaurant suggestion has to be the iconic Drunken Admiral which is located at the port.
If you are into bakeries and cafes, then we are on the same page. Grab a cosy breakfast at Pigeon Hole or a waffle at Waffle on Cafe. Go on a bakery-crawl to Queens Pastry, Imago Bakery & Patisserie and Pigeon Whole Bakers.
Then when you’re all fuelled for the day visit the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
It’s hard to miss the iconic Mt Wellington overlooking the city. This is a great place to watch either the sunset or sunrise. It’s very accessible, being only 20-25 minutes drive all the way to the summit.
Spending a few days in Hobart was great to restore energy, restock and get ready for our next hiking and camping trip in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. But first, on our way we checked out the magestic ancient rain forest of Mt. Field National Park.