Things to do in Hobart

Discover things to do in Hobart. Learn about Hobart highlights, find what’s on and browse through a Tasmania Travel Guide to plan a great Tassie holiday.

Cafes and Restaurants near Long Beach House

Long Beach House is situated a short walk from Long Beach and various cafes and restaurants, delicatessens and grocery shops. Cafes Restaurants and Bars Seagrass Long Point 19 Beach Road, Sandy Bay Ph: (03) 6295 5370 Enjoy breakfast or lunch at this lovely modern Australian cafe with stunning views of River Derwent and beyond. Bookings are […]

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining in Hobart

A perfect way to spend Christmas Day is to enjoy a lovely meal with family and friends. If you’re planning to eat out, places in Hobart tend to fill out quickly. If you’re still looking to book a special meal, we’ve done our homework and as of now spots at these restaurants are still available. […]

Ready-Made Food and Take Away Options in Sandy Bay

Looking for a great meal option to feed the family but don’t feel like cooking a lengthy meal?  Why not try a ready-made meal, food delivery or take-away? Here are some recommended options for a quick but delicious meal near Long Beach House that won’t blow your budget. Ready-Made Meal Options Grab a few ready-made […]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is an icon of Australia’s summer sport and so much more than a yacht race; it’s a festival celebrating the sport and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Since the inaugural race in 1945, the race has grown over time to become one of the top three offshore yacht races […]

Planning a trip to Port Arthur? Here’s what you should know

Australia’s most infamous prison, Port Arthur, is one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and a huge, open air museum. It is officially one of Tasmania’s most sought after tourist attraction. The historic site tells the story of  Tasmania’s “inescapable prison” via a real presentation of the convict system from 1833 to 1877. Port Arthur was […]

Getting in and around Hobart

One of the questions we often get asked is about travelling around in Hobart – how can guests get a taxi, where to rent a car, or simply how to get around using public transport? So we’re sharing some information and tips to get around in Hobart. Hope this helps 🙂 Hiring a Car Driving is […]

What’s happening in Hobart in October?

We’ve been awfully silent lately, just doing things in the background updating Long Beach House apartments. So this post is delayed and not fully complete with all that happening in Hobart this month, but still great to see most of the events in one place. The Popular Mechanicals Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the rude mechanicals from A […]

What’s happening in Hobart in August?

If July left you stunned with Huon Valley’s Burning Man festival and more August will leave you enchanted with Tasmanian Whisky Week and Hot August Jazz. There is definitely nothing better than being able to enjoy delicious Tassi produce, but when that is coupled with some of the world’s finest brews, it’s serious rock and roll. Here […]

The best of Hobart Beaches in Sandy Bay and further South

Hobart is surrounded by water and the River Derwent provides for a host of beautiful beaches near to the city. Swimming and other water sports such as small boat sailing, rowing, windsurfing and water-skiing are all enjoyed at sites up and down the Derwent estuary. In this post, we are writing about some of the best […]

What to do in and around Hobart?

There is lots to do in the beautiful and scenic city of Hobart. Here are some of our top picks: Battery Point is truly one of the most fascinating historic regions in all of Australia. Dotted with colonial-style and stone buildings and various charming little coffee shops and restaurants akin to stepping back in time. […]

Checkin and checkout at Long Beach House

All our apartments are 24 hours self check-in. Check-in is after 2pm on the date of arrival. We are happy to cater for early check-in whenever possible. Please ask and confirm in advance so that we can do our best to meet your needs. Check-in We email you access information closer to your arrival day. This email provides you […]

And there’s more to July

Like we said, there’s a lot more happening in July than Festival of Voices. With some of the most renowned ballets, concerts, theatre and musicals and live football game, there is sure to be something to tempt your soul. Giselle Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets – Giselle live on stage with The […]

Thinking July is boring in Hobart!?! Think again

July continues the high notes left behind by Dark Mofo with it’s very own Festival of Voices. This celebration of voice attracts thousands of singers, choristers and music lovers from all over the world. Celebrated in multiple concert halls, theaters and public spaces, this is surely an event not to be missed. Check out below to […]

What to do in Tasmania in winter? 3 ways for a magical winter in Hobart

Are you wondering what to do in Tasmania in winter season? You might be fearing that you’ll find it frightfully cold with little happening around the time you visit. In fact, as I write this, the temperatures in Hobart have already started to dip. Over the next few months, we’ll experience single-digit temperatures, some rain, […]

Visiting Hobart? Don’t miss out on these regular events

The weekly Salamanca Market is arguably one of the most popular tourist attractions. But if you are not going be in Hobart on a Saturday, or if you are simply looking for other fun things to do, here’s a weekly event list that can help make your days more exciting. Picture: Rektango   Jokers Comedy […]

Planning to self-drive in Tasmania? 4 things you must know

One great way to discover the apple isle is to self-drive in Tasmania. You’ll find that Tasmania is all of Australia’s’ best bits mixed together to make a perfect slice of heaven. English style countryside, speckled with pretty beaches and lovingly adorned with a rugged coastline. Now add to that a commanding art and culture […]

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Sandy Bay Yacht Club of Tasmania is the largest yacht club in Tasmania. It was founded in 1859 and has had some lapsed periods, but has continued ever since 1880. In 1908, it was bestowed with the prestigious Royal Warrant making it the “Royal Yacht club of Tasmania”. From small beginnings, the RYCT has grown to one […]

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has been making waves since its opening 2011. The three-tiered subterranean gallery is one of most highly acclaimed Hobart attractions and its annual MOFO and Dark Mofo festivals are a huge public draw, not only from the mainland but also from all over the world. In 2012, […]

Battery Point

Battery Point is truly one of the most fascinating historic regions in all of Australia with pretty winding streets and colonial-style stone buildings. The earliest settlers in Hobart in the early 1800’s established this picturesque suburb. Its historical landscape and various charming little coffee shops and restaurants take its tourists back to a Victorian Dickensian time. Battery Point is best explored […]

Salamanca Markets & Salamanca Place

No visit to Tasmania is complete without visiting the iconic Salamanca Markets and Salamanca Place. These Georgian sandstone facades of historic warehouses welcome million of tourists each year looking for an authentic Tasmanian tourism experience. Salamanca Place Built between 1835 and 1860 on Sullivan’s Cove, the handsome historic sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place are steeped in heritage […]

Alexandra Battery Sandy Bay

Let’s be honest. If you’re visiting Hobart, you are most likely to be advised to check out MONA, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Saturday Salamanca Market, Port Arthur, Mt Wellington and tons of other sites, but chances are, you wouldn’t have heard about Alexandra Battery Park. But may we humbly suggest you to add this pit […]

Mt Wellington (Kunanyi)

Standing 1,270m tall, Mt Wellington lies directly behind Hobart and provides it a majestic slumbering backdrop. The towering table mountain provides spectacular views of the city below and to the east, the Derwent estuary, and also glimpses of the World Heritage Area nearly 100 kilometres (62 mi) west. A sunny clear day would be the best for stunning view […]

Visiting Botanical Gardens Hobart? Top tips before you go

The Botanical Gardens in Hobart are a true gem and a must-see for every visitor. Situated on a hill with glimpses of the Derwent River, these 35 acre gardens are adorned with abundance of flora, and a beautiful display of colors. Botany lovers and people looking to wander and relax will definitely enjoy their time […]

TMAG, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery – Tips before you go

TMAG, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, showcases Hobart’s history and its evolution over time. It is the second oldest museum in Australia and offers a more traditional counterpoint to the cutting edge MONA. Peek into Tasmania’s aboriginal and convict heritage, history, geology and art, all at one place. Through its exhibitions, TMAG celebrates and preserves the unique […]

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