Mother’s Day in Hobart: Dining options and things to do

Look no further; here are all the best things to eat, see and do in Hobart to celebrate mum on 9 May.

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With things getting back to normal, it's a good opportunity to make sure this Mother's Day in Hobart is truly one to remember.

We've got plenty of ideas for how to celebrate this special day for mum. All of the inspiration you need can be found below.


Our top picks for Mother's Day breakfast in Hobart

After last year's celebrations were severely impacted by lockdown and restrictions, go the extra mile now that cafes and brunch spots are back up and running.

Here are some places we love for breakfast this Mother's Day.

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Ginger Brown

Featured on every list for best cafe in Hobart, Ginger Brown is sure to start mum's day the right way.

  • Location: 464 Macquarie St, South Hobart
  • Cost: Prices range from $5.50 up to $16 for all-day breakfast items

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Dandy Lane

If how your food looks is just as important as how it tastes then head for Dandy Lane this Mother's Day for something to delight your eyes and your palette.

  • Location: 10/138 Collins St, Hobart
  • Cost: Prices range from $7 up to $23 for all-day breakfast items

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Pigeon Hole

If mum prefers supporting paddock to plate restaurants, she'll love Pigeon Hole where products are sourced from the owner's farm.

  • Location: 93 Goulburn St, West Hobart
  • Cost: Prices range from $10 up to $19 for all-day breakfast items.

Our top picks for Mother's Day lunch in Hobart

If adventure alongside something to eat is more mum's speed, then look no further than these activities for Mother's Day.

Wine and Art Tour

Wine and Art Tour from RedBalloon

For a full day of wine, art and food you can’t look past this tour of MONA and the Moorilla Estate. It’s sure to be a Mother’s Day like no other.

  • Inclusions: Return ferry transfers from Hobart, entry to MONA for two people, one main course with matched wine each, guided vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Location: 655 Main Rd, Berriedale
  • Cost: $360 for two people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day dinner in Hobart

While some have caught cabin fever this past year, others have seen their homes become a stronghold. Here's our pick for treating mum like royalty this Mother's Day.

Private Three-Course Dining Experience at Home

Private Three-Course Dining Experience at Home from RedBalloon

Surprise mum with a unique dining experience in the comfort of her own home. A qualified chef will prepare a three-course meal of mum's choice using quality local ingredients. Best of all, they'll pick up the ingredients, prepare the food and clean up when you're finished eating.

  • Inclusions: Three-course meal cooked by a professional chef, includes: purchase of food ingredients, preparation, cooking, serving and clean up
  • Location: Location of your choice
  • Cost: $499 for two people
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Our top picks for Mother's Day high tea in Hobart

Traditional High Tea and Sparkling Wine

Traditional High Tea and Sparkling Wine from RedBalloon

For a special Mother’s Day, treat mum to a classic high tea with a twist at Hadley's Orient Hotel in Hobart. Enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet morsels, and some bubbles.

  • Inclusions: High tea for two people, a glass of sparkling wine each
  • Location: 34 Murray St, Hobart
  • Cost: $90 for two people
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  • If you have dietary requirements, including a gluten-free or vegan diet, be sure to contact the restaurant or cafe in advance.

Our top picks for meal and snack kits you can get delivered to Hobart for Mother's Day

Homemade Pasta Kit

Homemade Pasta Kit from RedBalloon

Impress the family with your culinary skills and prepare a homemade Italian meal from scratch. As an added touch, the kit comes delivered as a gift, which makes for the perfect surprise.

  • Inclusions: Homemade pasta making kit presented in a gift box with satin tissue and ribbons, pasta making machine, Molini pizza fine Italian flour, a bottle of Riparosso Illuminati, Don Antonio pasta sauce, a personal gift message and delivery
  • Cost: $139
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia
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    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit

    Homemade Spanish Paella Kit from RedBalloon

    Calories don't count when celebrating and there's no better way to go all out than digging into a dish of paella that can be prepared in the comfort of your home.

  • Inclusions: Paella kit presented as a gift with satin tissue and ribbons, paella pan, Spanish paella rice, paella spices, a bottle of Tocado Macabeo white wine, a bottle of Tocado Grenache red wine, a spatula, a personalised message and delivery
  • Cost: $129 for two people
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address across Australia
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    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit

    Homemade Ice Cream Maker Kit from RedBalloon

    Get creative in the kitchen with this kit that can make ice cream, sorbet and low-fat yoghurt.

  • Inclusions: Homemade ice cream maker kit, Cuisinart frozen dessert maker, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, chocolate marshmallow, mango passionfruit sauce, three tubs of confectionery, recipes and instruction manual, ice cream scoop and delivery
  • Cost: $239
  • Available for takeaway? This kit can be delivered to any address in Australia
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    Things to do on Mother's Day in Hobart

    Hobart Sightseeing Tour

    Hobart Sightseeing Tour from RedBalloon

    Mum will love seeing Hobart from this new angle and learning about the city’s rich history from an expert guide.

    • Inclusions: Two-and-a-half hour cruise along the Derwent River and into Storm Bay
    • Location: Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart
    • Cost: $125 per person
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    Overnight Villa Stay with Breakfast

    Overnight Villa Stay with Breakfast from RedBalloon

    A one-night getaway from the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day is a great gift for mum this Mother’s Day.

    • Inclusions: One-night stay in a Deluxe Villa Suite, full breakfast
    • Location: 77 Howden Rd, Howden
    • Cost: $229 for two people
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    Port Arthur Tour

    Port Arthur Tour from Viator

    Treat mum to a day out. First enjoy the view on a three-hour cruise along the coast of Tasman National Park then visit the Port Arthur Historic Site to discover the early history of the penal colony.

    • Inclusions: Scenic guided bus tour, coffee and/or tea, three-hour wilderness cruise, lunch and three hours to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site
    • Location: Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, Hobart
    • Cost: $270 per person
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    Animal Feeding Tour

    Animal Feeding Tour from Adrenaline

    Get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife this Mother’s Day. Better yet, have a go at feeding them their supper in this feeding-time experience.

    • Inclusions: Two and a half hours feeding group tour
    • Location: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton
    • Cost: $165 per person
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    Swedish Massage

    Swedish Massage from RedBalloon

    Gift mum a relaxing trip to the Oceanic Spa for a Swedish massage and foot spa treatment.

    • Inclusions: 15-minute foot spa, 60-minute full body oil massage, aromatherapy and a cup of tea
    • Location: 39 Albert Rd, Moonah
    • Cost: $99 per person
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    Bruny Island Cruise

    Bruny Island Cruise from finder.com.au

    For a magical Mother's Day on the water, book this three-hour wilderness cruise. Experience deep sea caves and if you’re lucky spot the local wildlife in the waters of Bruny Island.

    • Inclusions: Three-hour cruise along Bruny Island coast
    • Location: 1005 Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay
    • Cost: $145 per person
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    Luxury Yacht Sailing

    Luxury Yacht Sailing from Adrenaline

    Hoist the sail and away she goes, mum will love this three-hour sailing cruise along the Derwent River.

    • Inclusions: Three-hour sailing cruise, expert tuition, use of all safety equipment and fishing tackle, refreshments, tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Location: 4 Franklin Wharf, Hobart
    • Cost: $280 for two people
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    Aeroplane and Wildlife Tour

    Aeroplane and Wildlife Tour from Klook

    Soar high this Mother’s Day. Take to the skies and see Wineglass Bay from the air then tour Freycinet National Park where mum might see a native animal or two. Finish the day with a seafood lunch with wine.

    • Inclusions: Three-hour experience including flight and lunch
    • Location: 115 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge
    • Cost: $361 per person
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    Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour

    Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour from Viator

    Mum will love this tour of both natural and historic sites in Port Arthur. A full day of adventure and discovery await.

    • Inclusions: Three-hour visit to Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur harbour cruise, explore Port Arthur Lavender Farm, Tasman National Park highlights, sample chocolates at Federation Chocolate Factory and visit to historic Richmond village.
    • Location: Pick-ups from select hotels in Hobart city centre
    • Cost: $129 per person
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