Visit Hobart before the conference

AHURI one-day conference, 4 December 2018, Hobart

Hobart is known for being a capital city steeped in Australian colonial history, modern and contemporary art and sublime natural surrounds. As the destination for our next conference, why not plan a long weekend before the event and give yourself a few extra days to explore all Hobart has to offer. To assist you in making plans, we have put together a list of the top 5 must-see attractions that will be sure to enrich your visit to Hobart.

Top 5 Things to see in Hobart

1. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

An internationally renowned contemporary art museum, MONA is the crown jewel in Hobart’s thriving art scene. Often confronting, often controversial, MONA will have an impact on even the not artistically inclined. Take a scenic ferry ride to MONA, and see first-hand why the museum has been the talk of the town since 2011.

2. Salamanca Market

Peruse and shop all things local at the Salamanca market on Saturday, where hundreds of vendors offer local produce and hand-made goods against the backdrop of historic Salamanca Place. When your legs get tired, enjoy a respite in one of the numerous cafes and admire the 19th century sandstone architecture.

3. Mount Wellington

Take in a bird’s-eye view of Hobart and its natural surrounds at this iconic Hobart attraction. Easily accessible by car, it’s a 360 degree view like no other. Bask in the sublime effect of city, water and mountains coming together in perfect harmony from 1270m above.

4. Port Arthur Historic Site

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site is a must-see for anyone interested in Australian history. Originally housing British convicts, the site includes several original buildings including the hospital, church and penitentiary. For those with an interest in the paranormal, you can also visit at night and attend a Ghost Tour.

5. Battery Point

Put on your walking shoes and explore this Hobart neighbourhood’s colonial-era architecture. After exploring the winding streets of Hobart’s blue-chip suburb, relax and enjoy the historic atmosphere in one of the local restaurants or cafes.

The conference is being held in Hobart on 4 December. Visit the event page for more information and to register.