The Signalman's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hobart

Things to do & see in Hobart

The harbour
The harbour as a whole is very interesting with its fishing boats, sailing boats, kayaks, etc.
Take a virtual tour here.
Every Saturday the Salamanca market takes place for the pleasure of visitors and locals alike.
Great for arts and craft, fresh produce, street performers, musicians, yummy coffee and other culinary treats.
Not to be missed.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Interesting and diverse collections. The new Islands to Ice: The Great Southern Ocean & Antarctica is fantastic.
Battery Point
Battery Point is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Hobart. Take time to wander and enjoy the old sandstone buildings, stop in a nice coffee shop…
Mt Wellington
Mt Wellington, or The Mountain as it is called by Hobartians, is a place not to miss. Stunning views of Hobart, wild weather and good walks are on offer.
Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Beautifully landscaped grounds, historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating from the nineteenth century. Well worth a visit.


Activities around Hobart

Mount Field National Park
Great for a day trip. Waterfalls, rainforest or alpine experience on the plateau (the little walk around Lake Dobson is great).
Huon Valley
Enjoy a drive along the Huon River. Visit the wooden boat school, then come back via Cygnet and have a coffee at the Velvet Lounge.
Bruny Island
Stunning island south of Hobart. Can be done as a day trip if leaving early. Ferry at Kettering.
Cockle Creek & Hastings Caves
A fair drive down south, but quite interesting.
Tasman Peninsula
A classic with Port Arthur, but also plenty of natural wonders to see along the way (huge sea cliffs, etc.).
Richmond is a lovely old town only 30 min away from Hobart. Made by convicts, the Richmond Bridge is the oldest in Australia.

Photographing the Fagus around Hobart

It’s getting close to that time of the year when the ‘Fagus’ starts to turn yellow… usually around Anzac day is a good time to go up to the Tarn Shelf in Mt Field to try to catch the stunning colours of Tasmania’s only deciduous tree, Nothofagus Gunnii. Mt Filed National Park is only 1 […]