Once regarded as a place one would go for rugged wilderness, wildlife and a minimalist existence, there's something happening in Tasmania, and in particular, the state's capital. With the establishment of the Museum of Old and New Art in 2011, Hobart has become a thriving cultural hub, and a must-visit destination for foodies and art buffs alike.
Leading the way in the experimental, the avant garde and the just plain strange, the Museum of Old and New Art is one of the largest drawing cards to Tasmania.
Disconnect from the world with an entire island to yourself, in the heart of the magnificent D'Entrecasteaux Channel, about an hour and a half south of Hobart. With a roaring fire on the pebble beach while you sip a glass of local wine, you will feel like you're at the edge of the earth (in the best way possible).
Scandi in aesthetics, what this undeniably cool eatery lacks in embellishment, it brings into flavour big time. The seasonal menu changes regularly, and the a kitchen is right in the middle of the room so you can watch all the fresh, shareable dishes be prepared.
4. Scallop pies
A Tasman speciality, there really is nothing like biting into a hot, crusty pie in the middle of winter; the heat escaping into the chilly air. The Jackman & Ross Bakery are famous for them.
No trip to Hobart would be complete without stocking up on local produce, arts and crafts before you head home. With over 300 stallholders, you can be sure to find delicious food, artisan jewellery, fine Tasmanian handcrafted timbers, handmade clothing, as well as vintage collectables, pottery, plants and flowers.