Exploring Historic Hobart

Our time in Hobart was much too brief. We rolled in late Saturday afternoon, first making a pit stop at (where else?) a winery. We had to go off of the beaten path a little to find Stefano Lubiana winery, but the views were worth it.



We had worked up quite an appetite by this point, so we enjoyed some bubbles and a cheese plate on the patio.



The beautiful grounds plus the gorgeous weather made for the perfect afternoon (the company wasn’t too bad either).


We were still on our high from the day when we rocked up to our Airbnb (that’s number three if you’re counting) and we were not disappointed. The heritage listed cottage made you feel like you were stepping back in time, and you couldn’t help but feel warm and cozy when you were inside.

It was also a short walk into the city centre and harbor. We strolled around and peeked at all the boats (and the people hanging off of them) before stopping for a pint at Australia’s oldest hotel.






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It seems like all of the seafood we buy in Brisbane comes from Tasmania, so we knew what we wanted for dinner.

New life plans: open a bed and breakfast in Tasmania. What a gem you are, Tassie.#forgottheselfiestick

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We were spoiled for choice being so close to the water, but finally decided on Blue Eye. It was a bit unsuspecting in the bottom of what appeared to be a residential building, but the food was delicious. Hands down our favorite was the barbecued octopus.

Sunday was our last day in Hobart and we wanted to make the most of it. We headed out early to find breakfast, but soon realized a lot of places were closed on Sundays. As we were aimlessly driving around the Battary Point neighborhood I spotted Jackman & McRoss. I immediately recognized the name from my Hobart blog research and knew we needed to try it out.



The adorable bakery/cafe lived up to the reviews. Even better were the prices, which were not borderline ridiculous like most places in Australia.





We strolled around the neighborhood and waterfront for a while before heading to the MONA.

We had been on the fence if we were going to visit the Museum of Old and New Art since we aren’t really museum people. But after reading over and over how unique, provocative, controversial etc it was my curiosity was peaked.


The property itself is massive and includes multiple restaurants, a winery, a cinema, a brewery and a three story museum.


The exhibits themselves were all very unique, with some being a little more explicit than others. Personally I would not bring my (future) children there, but we did see many families walking around.

Pretty sure our favorite was this trampoline right on the edge of the peninsula. Nothing beats jumping with a view.



That wraps up our trip to Tasmania, hope you enjoyed following along!

Next trip recap series will be our Thanksgiving in Bali with one of our favorite couples from home…

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