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15 very Tasmanian things things to do in Hobart with kids

The island of Tasmania might be small, but it has a mighty load of activities to enjoy, especially in its capital.

Hobart is an adventurer's dream destination. Within its boundaries lies an endless stream of scenic, adventurous, cultural and historical experiences, which can make for a truly memorable family holiday.

Whether you want to spend your day wandering through one of the most well-regarded museums in the country or hiking up a local mountain for those enviable city views, Hobart has it all. If you need help narrowing down your list of what to do, take a look below at our personal picks of things that should keep you thoroughly entertained when visiting this beautiful port city.

Top 10 things to do in Hobart


Top things to do in Hobart with kids

Grand Hobart Walk from finder.com.au

Hobart Historic Tours

Highlights:
  • This walking tour of Hobart will take you through the city’s fascinating history.
  • Tour runs for approximately 3 hours.
  • Other tours available with Hobart Historic Tours include the Hobart Historic Walk and the Old Hobart Pub Tour.
From AUD

$45.00 per person

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Hobart City Paddle from finder.com.au

Roaring 40° Kayaking

Highlights:
  • See Hobart from a different perspective in this 2.5 hour guided kayak tour around the city’s waterfront.
  • You’ll see Battery Point, wooden tall ships, seals, dolphins and sea stars on this historical marine tour.
  • Children must be 7 years or older to participate and must share a kayak with an adult or guide. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
From AUD

$90.00 (adult) or $60.00 (child)

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Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls from Hobart from Viator

Highlights:

  • Get a taste of Tasmanian nature in Mt Field, one of Australia's oldest national parks
  • See the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere and visit Russell Falls and the River Derwent
  • Morning tea is included.
From AUD

$135.00 (adult) or $67.50 (child)

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Twilight Racing from finder.com.au

Hobart Yachts

Highlights:
  • Sail in a real yacht race down the Derwent River.
  • Races run on Thursday evenings and are hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Australia.
  • Participation is welcomed but not necessary. If you wish, you can just be an onboard spectator.
From AUD

$95.00 per person

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Port Arthur Historic Site and the Isle of the Dead Grand Tour from City Discovery

Booked through City Discovery

Highlights:
  • Travel by boat down the Derwent River, past Pirates Bay, Norfolk Bay, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen toward Port Arthur.
  • Enjoy guided walks of the Port Arthur and the Isle of the Dead historic sites.
  • Tour runs Sunday to Friday.
From AUD

$145.00 per person

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Full Day Bruny Island Tour from Hobart from Viator

Booked through Viator

Highlights:
  • See Bruny Island from land and sea in this full-day Bruny Island tour.
  • Tour includes a 3-hour cruise around the island where you can gaze upon fur seals, remote beaches and sheer cliff faces.
  • Discounts are available for children under 12 who are accompanied by a full-paying adult.
From AUD

$195.00 (adult) or $140.00 (child)

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Wineglass Bay Day Tour from Viator

Booked through Viator

Highlights:
  • Spend a day marveling over the natural landscape of Wineglass Bay.
  • On top of Wineglass Bay you’ll see Raspins Beach, views of Maria Island National Park, Spiky Bridge and Coles Bay.
  • When in Freycinet National Park, you’ll have enough time to do a 3-hour walk to the main lookout over Wineglass Bay. Shorter walks are also available.
From AUD

$105.00 (adult) or $60.00 (child)

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Huong Valley Day Trip with Tahune Forest AirWalk Treetop Experience from City Discovery

Booked through City Discovery

Highlights:
  • Travel through the picturesque landscape of the Huon Valley before touching the skies at the Tahune Forest AirWalk Treetop Experience.
  • Tour is approximately 8 hours and operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • See the Derwent River, Kingston, Franklin, Picton and Geeveston during your trip.
From AUD

$170.00 per person

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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour from Viator

Booked through Viator

Highlights:
  • Tour Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond in this extensive wildlife and historical tour.
  • At Bonorong you’ll be able to see numerous native animals including Tasmanian devils, echidnas, wallabies, sugar gliders and koalas.
  • Tour includes pick-up from a centrally located Hobart hotel.
From AUD

$95.00 (adult) or $47.50 (child)

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Top 5 things to do in Hobart for free

  • Shop the Saturday Salamanca Markets for fresh produce and food.
  • Hike Mount Wellington and gaze down on Hobart from your incredible vantage point.
  • Swim at Seven Mile Beach – only when it’s warm, of course!
  • Get cultured inside the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Have a picnic at Waterworks Reservoir.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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