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Australia Day in Hobart 2021: What’s on in the city

Find out how you can celebrate this upcoming Australia Day in Tasmania’s capital.

Australia Day at the beach with the Umberella and Cowboy hat.

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Looking to celebrate in Hobart on the 26 January? Look no further with our guide on the city's main things to do, free events, what's open and the latest deals.

Australia Day fireworks in Hobart

Unfortunately, Hobart doesn't host Australia Day fireworks.

Australia Day events in Hobart for 2021

Australia Day at the Gardens poster

Sort out your Australia Day plans with the best Tasmania has to offer.

Say hello to the Royal Tasmanian Gardens this Australia Day.

Celebrate 26 January with a day out at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Enjoy Tasmanian wine, local food vans, craft beer and entertainment, all kicking off from 2pm.

For more information: Aus Day at the Gardens


BBQ in the park

Australia Day Breakfast on the Bellerive Boardwalk

Tantalise your tastebuds to the tune of Tasmania's up and coming musicians as you congratulate the works of Australia’s finest.

Up your Australia Day game and crack out the flags, thongs and Aussie salute at this gathering. Held at Bellerive Boardwalk on 26 January, it includes the traditional big Aussie breakfast, citizenship ceremony, Australia Day Awards and a performance by the Clarence City Band.

Being a breakfast, there will be eats available from The Flipped Egg, Black Pearl, Marypin South American Food, Cool Cow Caf, The Waffle Man and Moto Veccia.

For more information: Clarence Arts and Events


Australian beach.

Kingston Australia Day Swim

The annual event is back for another year of fun in the sun.

Join the summer fun with the ocean swim hosted at Kingston Beach. The swim run will take place on Australia Day, starting at 7am and finishing at 12pm. You have the option of doing the 500 metres or 1.5 kilometres.

It's sure to be a fun day out for all.

For more information: Kingston Australia Day Swim

Things to do on Australia Day in Hobart

Hobart plays host to a wide variety of activities from water sports to day cruises, all available this Australia Day.

See Hobart from the skies

Go to new heights on 26 January as you climb aboard your choice of scenic flight options over Hobart.

Take to the water

If the sun is out this Australia Day, how could you pass up a day out amongst the waves.

Hobart Beaches, Cliffs and Caves Guided Kayak Tour
Hobart Beaches, Cliffs and Caves Guided Kayak Tour

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Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site
Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site

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Enjoy a cruise

Want to head out onto the water but would rather keep the beach towels at home? Look no further than a Tasman Island, Derwent River or Betsey Island cruise.

Get amongst nature

From feeding some of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary's cuddliest of residents to biking up Mount Wellington - getting that fresh air has never been easier.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Night Feeding Tour
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Night Feeding Tour

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Tasman National Park 4x4 ATV Adventure Tour
Tasman National Park 4x4 ATV Adventure Tour

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Indulge in a culinary experience

Forget cooking this Australia Day with a wide variety of wine, whiskey, and gourmet food tours to choose from.

Whisky Distillery Tour with Tasting, Lunch and Wine
Whisky Distillery Tour with Tasting, Lunch and Wine

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Bruny Island All Inclusive Gourmet Day Trip
Bruny Island All Inclusive Gourmet Day Trip

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Be a tourist for the day

See your city like you've never seen it before. Get your walking shoes on for a Hobart walking tour or sit back and relax as someone else takes the wheel.


Top free things to do on Australia Day in Hobart

  • Walk through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Spend your Australia Day picnicking and wandering through one of Tasmania's most pristine gardens.
  • Get amongst the art at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Just in case the weather isn't too favourable come Australia Day, consider a day taking in the finest art Tasmania has to offer.
  • Swim at Seven Mile Beach. If the sun is out, then you can't look past a day spent on the sand and by the sea.
  • Spend the day at Waterworks Reserve. Get the picnic blanket out and enjoy a day out with the whole family. The Waterworks Reserve is open daily.

What's open on Australia Day in Hobart?

Hobart attractions

AttractionAustralia Day trading hours
MONACLOSED
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens8am - 5pm
Cascade Brewery11am - 6pm
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery10am - 4pm
Zoodoo Zoo9am - 5pm
Cape Bruny Lighthouse10am - 4pm
Mawson's Huts Replica Museum10am - 3pm
Hobart Convict PenitentiaryCLOSED
Parliament House9am - 5pm
Salamanca Arts Centre10am - 5pm

Are shops open on Australia Day in Hobart?

Find the Australia Day trading hours for the major Hobart shopping centres below:

  • Centrepoint Hobart: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Eastlands: 9am - 5:30pm
  • One City Centre: Varies
  • Northgate Shopping Centre: 9am - 5:30pm
  • The Cat & Fiddle Arcade: 10am - 4pm
  • Elizabeth Street Mall: CLOSED
  • Wellington Centre: 7am - 10pm
  • Bay Village Shopping Centre: 12am - 12am (24/7)

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