1. Mountain biking
Hobart is now arguably the most mountain bike friendly city in Australia. Within minutes ride from the city, you have a multitude of trail options ranging from beginner trails all the way through to the most technically advanced trails.
The Queens Domain is a multi-use area perfect for refining bike handling skills – perfect for children and beginner riders. South Hobart is now home to some of the most impressive and advanced trails. Or visit kunanyi/Mount Wellington, boasting the internationally renowned North-South trail commencing from the Springs and meandering its way down to the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.
For more information: http://www.hobartwheelers.com.au/
2. Walk the beaches
Greater Hobart enjoys many white sandy beaches in under half an hour from the CBD, which provide a lovely walk year-round or a dip in the water over the summer months.
Some of our favourite beaches are only mere minutes from Hobart’s CBD:
- Long Beach/Nutgrove Beach | 10 minutes
- Short Beach/Sandy Bay Beach | 10 minutes
- Bellerive Beach | 12 minutes
- Howrah Beach | 14 minutes
- Kingston Beach | 15 minutes
- Blackmans Bay Beach | 18 minutes
- Hinsby Beach | 18 minutes
- Seven Mile Beach | 20 minutes
- Lauderdale Beach | 22 minutes
- Roches Beach | 23 minutes
The Museum of Old and New Art is located within the Morilla Winery on the Berriedale Peninsula and is the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere. You can either catch the bus from Hobart CBD or catch the ferry from Brooke Street Pier.
For more information: https://mona.net.au/
4. Wellington Park
Wellington Park is a natural reserve right on the doorstep of the city. The protected area encompasses numerous hiking and mountain bike tracks of varying difficulty. Stroll through cool forested gullies along historic walking tracks or navigate through Wellington Range on your mountain bike, this is certainly a peaceful place to retreat on weekends.
For more information: https://www.wellingtonpark.org.au/
5. Park Run
Park Runs are free, weekly, community events which operate on a Saturday morning for adults and Sunday morning for children. Park Run is a positive, welcoming, and inclusive experience without a time limit. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether it’s to walk, run, volunteer or spectate.
Local locations include Kingston, Queens Domain, Bellerive, Montrose, and Risdon Brook Dam.
For more information: https://www.parkrun.com.au/