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.
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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
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
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
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.
Hobart Scenic Flight with Lunch
Hobart Scenic Seaplane Flight
Hobart Scenic Flight
Take to the water
If the sun is out this Australia Day, how could you pass up a day out amongst the waves.
Hobart City Harbour Guided Kayak Tour
Hobart Beaches, Cliffs and Caves Guided Kayak Tour
Day Trip to Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site
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.
Yacht Cruise on the Derwent River
Iron Pot and Betsey Island Cruise
Tasman Island Nature 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
Tasman National Park 4x4 ATV Adventure Tour
Mount Wellington Descent Cycling Tour
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
Bruny Island All Inclusive Gourmet Day Trip
Hobart Gourmet Food Tour
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.
Hobart City Tour
Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Hobart Group Walking Tour
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?
|Attraction||Australia Day trading hours|
|Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens||8am - 5pm|
|Cascade Brewery||11am - 6pm|
|Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery||10am - 4pm|
|Zoodoo Zoo||9am - 5pm|
|Cape Bruny Lighthouse||10am - 4pm|
|Mawson's Huts Replica Museum||10am - 3pm|
|Hobart Convict Penitentiary||CLOSED|
|Parliament House||9am - 5pm|
|Salamanca Arts Centre||10am - 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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