Another attraction worth a look is the Salamanca Market, every Saturday (8.30am-3pm) on the historic waterfront with all the usual suspects – art, craft, food, fresh local produce, music. Also check out Mount Wellington – you can’t miss it – for the view and/or exercise, and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Australia’s second-oldest, to learn all about the hardy Huon pine, unique to Tasmania. Good spots to eat on the waterfront include The Drunken Admiral and the Lower Deck at Mures for seafood and Ball & Chain Grill for a quality local steak. Cafes are everywhere including Pilgrim Coffee and Honey Badger Dessert Cafe. Republic Bar & Café is great for pub grub and live music.
Get a bed for the night (or two) on the waterfront at Travelodge Hotel Hobart or the RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel, just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.