With the weather heating up, we thought we'd share with you 4 fun things to do in Hobart this Spring. All activities are outdoors, but can also be enjoyed by less outdoorsy people too. Nothing too extreme, we promise.
1. Take your family to a farm
There are so many lovely farms open to the public within a 1 hour drive of Hobart. You can take a free milking tour at Grandvewe Sheep Cheesery, say hello to the sheep and sample their artisanal sheep cheese and award winning spirits in the cafe. At Curringa Farm you can book a farm tour to see some sheep shearing and their farm dogs at work, enjoy the views and eat something tasty in their cafe. We also love Coal River Farm, where you can say hello to pigs and goats, pick fruit (in season) and enjoy some cheese and chocolate made on site. Yum!
2. Go cycling
Has your bike been on an adventure lately? Don't worry, we're not going to make you ride on the road! Greater Hobart Trails has put together a nifty list of bike tracks and trails around the greater Hobart area that can be enjoyed by scaredy cat cyclists (like me) and brave road-riders alike. Our favourite trails include the Newtown Rivulet Track, the Peter Murrell Reserves and the Kaoota Tramway.
3. Check out our local market scene
There's our famous Salamanca Market held every Saturday with artisanal wares and food which is always a crowd pleaser. We've also got Farm Gate Market on Sunday mornings in the heart of Hobart. Come to Farm Gate for the best food stalls including the best brunch food stalls ever (it's a bold statement, but try and prove us wrong), local mushrooms, amazing sourdough bakeries, organic local milk and fresh vegetables that put supermarkets to shame. Don't want your pooch to miss out? Hobart Twilight Market is dog friendly! It's held every second Friday evening, boasting delicious food stalls, music and artisanal wares on Beach Road in Sandy Bay, or popping up at Brooke Street Pier on Hobart’s waterfront on the last Friday of each month.
4. Pack a picnic
Need I say more? We've got mountains, beaches, forests and gardens galore, why not enjoy them whilst eating something delicious? There are so many beautiful picnic locales around Hobart and with the weather getting warmer, it's the perfect opportunity to enjoy some food outside with your favourite people.