With the school holidays fast approaching and the weather getting warmer in Hobart, we thought we’d put together some fun outdoor activities to keep the family entertained.
1. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Spring has sprung and this very special wildlife park is booming with native baby animals. Bring the family, learn about our native animals, hop around with the kangaroos and see if you can spot some baby Tasmanian Devils in their nest. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary operates Tasmania’s wildlife rescue service, so any support you can give helps to rescue and rehabilitate as many Tasmanian native animals as possible.
2. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
With the weather tempting us outside and Spring bulbs bursting with colourful flowers, there’s no better time to pack a picnic and spend the day at the Royal Botanical Gardens. With an array of beautiful gardens to explore and wide open spaces for the kids to run wild, the Botanic Gardens have enough to keep the whole family happy.
3. Bush Adventures
The City of Hobart Bush Adventures program has lots of fun activities for children and adults to get to know the bushland areas around Hobart, as well as learn about the critters that call these places home. From expeditions and activities lead by Flora the Explorer to breakfast with the birds, there’s a Bush Adventure to suit everyone.
4. Pipeline Track
Take your family for a walk along the Pipeline Track and feel the city disappear behind you. We love finishing off our walk with a barbecue at the Waterworks Reserve.
For an evening activity, bring your family to Rektango in the Salamanca Arts Centre courtyard on a Friday afternoon between 5.30 and 7.30pm to have a boogie to some local bands. There’s also drinks to keep the adults happy too, just make sure you bring a warm jacket and your dancing shoes.