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Australia Day in Hobart 2022: 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.

hobart waterfront

Australia Day events in Hobart for 2022

Sailing dinghies on the water.

Sandy Bay Regatta and Citizenship Ceremony.

Australia Day isn't complete without a regatta.

The Sandy Bay Regatta has been running since 1849 making it one of the longest-running regattas in the world. It's come to be associated with Australia Day in Hobart, complete with the City of Hobart Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.

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 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.

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.

Get amongst the native wildlife and outdoors

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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Indulge in an Australian culinary experience

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

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 in your own city 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 on a guided tour. What better day than Australia Day to get to know a bit of local history.

Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour
Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour

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Enjoy a cruise on Australia Day

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

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

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See Hobart from the skies

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

Scenic Seaplane Flight - Port Arthur to Three Capes
Scenic Seaplane Flight - Port Arthur to Three Capes

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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.

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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 LighthouseTours from 10am-4pm
Mawson's Huts Replica Museum10am–5pm
Hobart Convict PenitentiaryCLOSED
Parliament House8am–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 (TBC)
  • Eastlands: 9am–5:30pm (TBC)
  • 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

Deal

Up to 15% off local activities

Available on select dates on activities including day tours, skydiving, hot air ballooning, attraction passes and cruises. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
Code exclusive

Get $10 off activities with code

Available on select dates on destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, skydives, high teas and more. T&Cs apply.
Code exclusive

Get $5 off activities with code

Available when you spend a minimum of $250 on activities such as hot air balloon flights, rally driving, skydives, high teas and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

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.
Deal

Mount Wellington tour in Hobart from $55

Verified Yesterday Expires 14 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 31 March 2023. 155-minute tour includes an English speaking guide and hotel pick up.
Deal

Hobart hop-on, hop-off bus tours from $35

Verified 4 days ago Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available until April 2023 for a 24-hour ticket.
Deal

Up to 10% off Hobart experiences

Available on activities including sightseeing cruises, cycling tour, scenic flights and more when you spend a minimum of $350. T&Cs apply.
Code

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 and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
Code exclusive

Get 5% off Australia-wide experiences with code

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on activities including V8 racing, hot air balloon rides, kayak tours, skydives and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $300 required. 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

Sports tickets from $7

Available on select dates in 2022 on sports activities such as racing, football and more. Sample price is for the netball division. Destinations include Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney, Perth and more.
Deal

Tasmania activities from $29

Available on activities including kayak tours, bike tours, admission tickets and more. Destinations include Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Bruny Island and more.
Deal

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.

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