15+ summer school holiday activities in Hobart 2020

Entertain your kids on a budget with these things to do in Hobart during the break.

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School's out. Now what? Get the kids out of the house with our collection of school holiday activities in Hobart.

From nature experiences including visiting the local zoo to action-packed days spent river kayaking, there's something to please even the tiniest tots.


Less than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Hobart

Visit ZooDoo Zoo

Visit ZooDoo Zoo from Viator

Meet the famous Tasmanian Devil, cuddle a kangaroo, feed a lion and more with this discounted entry to ZooDoo Zoo.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Hobart
  • Price: $30

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Spend the day at Intencity

Spend the day at Intencity from Groupon

Go on this family friendly entertainment place with a wide range of video games and prizes.

  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Location: Hobart
  • Price: $15 for 2 hours and $30 for 4 hours

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Climb Bruny Island Lighthouse

Climb Bruny Island Lighthouse from RedBalloon

Climb the original spiral staircase in this historic lighthouse as you learn all about the history of the building and the lighthouse keepers who manned it.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Bruny Island
  • Child price: $10
  • Adult price: $15
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More than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Hobart

Hike Mt Wellington

Hike Mt Wellington from Viator

Enjoy a guided hike up Mount Wellington passing by waterfalls and wildflower-dotted landscapes to get to the summit of 1,271 metres.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Mount Wellington from Hobart
  • Child price: $35 (5–17 years old)
  • Adult price: $55

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Tour Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond from Hobart

Tour Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond from Hobart from Viator

Experience native Australian wildlife as well as the historic town of Richmond in one half-day tour.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Hobart
  • Child price: $51 (4–14 years old)
  • Adult price: $102

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Kayak the River Derwent

Kayak the River Derwent from RedBalloon

Take in Hobart’s iconic waterfront from a whole new perspective as you explore the River Derwent and Hobart docks by kayak.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Sandy Bay
  • Ages: Not suitable for children under 7 years old
  • Child price: $60 (7–16 years old)
  • Adult price: $95
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Devil Tracker Adventure and Unzoo

Devil Tracker Adventure and Unzoo from finder.com.au

Go behind the scenes in this once-in-a-lifetime wildlife opportunity and be part of the research effort to help save the Tasmanian devils.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Taranna
  • Child price: $75
  • Adult price: $120

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Hit the track on a Tasmania Coastal Mountain 4WD tour

Hit the track on a Tasmania Coastal Mountain 4WD tour from RedBalloon

Discover river gorges, beautiful beaches, eucalypt forests and waterfalls by 4WD and get the chance to get close to Tasmanian devils, quolls and wombats.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Bicheno
  • Child price: $80 (7–15 years old)
  • Adult price: $160
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Cruise to Bruny Island

Cruise to Bruny Island from RedBalloon

Explore deep-sea caves as you cruise along some of Australia's highest sea cliffs in the search for dolphins, fur seals, sea birds and whales.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Bruny Island
  • Child price: $85 (3–16 years old)
  • Adult price: $135
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Go on an Iron Pot and Betsey Island cruise

Go on an Iron Pot and Betsey Island cruise from RedBalloon

Learn about Hobart's history as you get to see Australia's oldest lighthouse and cruise along the final leg of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Hobart
  • Child price: $100 (1–16 years old)
  • Adult price: $125
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Tour Port Arthur and the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park

Tour Port Arthur and the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park from RedBalloon

A full-day tour where you can discover and learn about the historical site of Port Arthur, explore Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen and watch the Tasmanian Devils at feeding time.

  • Duration: 10.5 hours
  • Location: Hobart
  • Ages: Suitable for ages 8 years and older
  • Price: $135
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Fly over Hobart City

Fly over Hobart City from finder.com.au

Even if you’ve lived in Hobart your whole life, it’s a special experience to take in your own city from the air on a scenic flight. You might even get to fly over your own house!

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Hobart
  • Price: $149

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Free activities and special events during the school holidays in Hobart

4 free things to do in Hobart over the summer holidays

  1. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Hop onto a guided tour for insider knowledge of the museum's vast and varied collection of decorative arts, photographs, herbs and zoological specimens. The museum often hosts child-friendly activities over school break.
  2. Sculpture Trail (pictured). Take your little ones along the river at Battery Point to discover the amazing views and historical sculptures to spot.
  3. Family Carols. Get into the Christmas spirit with the annual family carols event. Enjoy a free food market and Christmas festivities for everyone at the Christian Reformed Church of Kingston. 13 December 2019.
  4. Elf Acro at Salamanca Market. Learn how to be as agile as an elf with this acrobatic event for the whole family this Christmas. 14 December.

Hobart travel and experience deals

Princess Cruise Lines Princess Cruise Lines

Australia cruises from $248

Available on select travel dates in 2020 and 2021 departing from Sydney. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Eden, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Auckland flights from $240 return

Available for travel from January - July 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar. Other flight departs from Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Domestic flights from $184 return

Valid for travel until January 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne–Hobart. Destinations include Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more.

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Trafalgar Tours Trafalgar Tours

Up to 10% off Australia & New Zealand 2020 trips

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hobart, Broome, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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