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

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

Adrenaline

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

Viator

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)

See the latest Hobart activities deals

Code exclusive

Get $10 off activities with code

Available on experiences across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Sunshine Coast and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, hop-on hop-off bus tours, whale watching cruises, skydives, high teas, quad biking experiences and more. T&Cs apply.
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Get $5 off activities with code

Available on experiences across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $250 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, hop-on hop-off bus tours, whale watching cruises, skydives, high teas, quad biking experiences and more. T&Cs apply.
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$15 off all Australian activities with code

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $100. Activities include hot air balloon flights, tandem skydives and attraction passes. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and more. Exclusive for new members. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 25% off driving experiences + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include rally driving, go-karting, quad-biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off local activities

Available on select travel dates on activities including day tours, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, transfers, quad biking, attraction passes and cruise. Destinations include in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $10 off Hobart activities with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $300. Activities include winery tours, getaways, high teas, spas, sightseeing cruises, helicopter flights and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Hobart afternoon tea with wine for 2

Verified 5 days ago Expires 12 Oct 2021
Available on Fridays to Sundays on select dates at Hadley's Orient Hotel when you purchase 2 or more vouchers. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Tasmania activities from $24

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on activities including hop-on, hop-off bus tours, cooking courses, walking tours, sightseeing cruises, brewery tours and dining experiences. Destinations include Hobart, Bruny Island, Launceston and more.
Code

Up to 24% off Australia experiences for 2

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Plus an extra $5 off with code on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Experiences include tours, zoo and wildlife interactions, hot air balloon flights, skydives, high teas, bike tours and more. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off Hobart dining experiences

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select dates until December 2021, including Father's Day. Includes afternoon teas, gourmet tours, wine tours and more. Must purchase 2 or more vouchers. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 10% off Hobart experiences

Available on select travel dates on activities including sightseeing cruises, tours and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Hobart activities from $29

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Activities include sightseeing tours, day cruises, wine tours, ATV adventures and more.
Deal

Tasmania activities from $29

Available on activities including kayak tours, bike tours, admission tickets, yacht sailing experience and more. Destinations include Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Bruny Island and more.
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Things to do in Hobart from $27

Available on select travel dates on activities such as helicopter flights, walking tours, sightseeing cruises, attraction passes, hop-on hop-off bus tours and more.
Deal

Things to do in Hobart from $29

Available on select travel dates for activities such as sightseeing cruise, tours, wildlife interactions and more. Sample rate is for Tahune AirWalk tickets.
Deal

Things to do in Hobart from $15

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates on activities such as walking tours, sightseeing cruises, attraction passes, hop-on hop-off bus tours and more.

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