Stuck for ideas on what to do these school holidays? Don’t worry! Our series of school holiday blogs are full of things to do in your city. We’ve put together a few fun and exciting activities in Hobart, that’ll keep everyone entertained these holidays. Check it out…
Above image courtesy: Salamanca Market
Explore Salamanca Market, located at the historic Salamanca Place on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront! With over 300 stalls there is something for everyone. The market takes place every Saturday morning, is free to enter and is Tasmania’s most visited attraction. Discover a huge selection of locally-crafted items, including handmade glass, bespoke jewellery, organic beauty products and delicious food! After you’ve explored the market, find a shady spot on one of the many grassy areas nearby and let the kids run around and play. We think a pair of sandals and comfy capris are the perfect choice for your day out.
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
Buckle up the family, and drive 90 minutes south of Hobart to the Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Formed millions of years ago, the dolomite cave is absolutely spectacular and sure to captivate your littlies. After the tour, take a relaxing dip in the warm thermal springs surrounded by peaceful forest. All that walking and swimming is sure to leave you hungry, so we suggest finishing the day with a well-deserved BBQ in the nearby picnic area. For your day cave exploring, slip a tee and comfy joggers over your bathers and don’t forget sturdy shoes – the caves and thermal springs can be slippery! You can purchase tickets for a guided tour at the Hastings Visitor Centre 30 minutes prior to the session.
Port Arthur Ghost Tour
Although you might have visited Port Arthur before, there’s so much for kids to do there too, so why not make a day of it? Just 90 minutes from Hobart, the small historic town doubles as an open-air museum and is full of things to explore and experience – including a spine-tingling ghost tour! Not for the faint hearted (or super littlies), the after-dark tour includes a lantern-lit walk through the town’s most haunted sites where you’ll hear all about the many ghosts that have taken up residence since 1870. For those brave enough to embark on the ghost tour, we recommend a comfy outfit – think skinny jeans, sneakers and a lightweight knit. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https:portarthur.org.au/tour/ghost-tour/