What’s On in Hobart

Whether you are traveling for leisure or business – perhaps attending a conference in Tasmania, there are some quality activities all within close proximity to our Hobart hotel.

Visit our Nearby Activities page for more of our favourite tours and attractions.

The events below are not exhaustive but offer taste of what’s happening soon in Hobart.


Tasmanian Theatre Company

Various locations
This September:

Rite of Spring – A grand procession: audience and performers traveling together. On a journey with friends, strangers and neighbours, you will move at the same pace and in the same rhythm. A journey deep into the promise of spring.

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Hobart Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

This September:

The Marriage of Figaro –  Mozart’s comic masterpiece

Never Did Me Any Harm – A show with distinctively Australian humour

The Elton John Experience – A musical journey of over 40 years

An Evening with Henry Rollins – An intensely passionate spoken word artist with a prolific reputation.

Circus Oz – Hilarious mayhem and fabulous live music

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Federation Concert Hall

This September:

Haydn’s Creation – an oratorio in the tradition of Handel’s messiah

Viva Espana – the brilliant sounds and colours of spain

The Live Sessions @ The Red Shed – drink in the sounds of a chamber orchestra and get close to a whole new world of music

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Circus Oz

Theatre Royal

An eclectic mix of extraordinary skills, ridiculous characterisation, hilarious mayhem and fabulous live music, this show is a celebration of the great values of Circus Oz that have generated critical acclaim and woven the company into the hearts of audiences around the world.

A show of scale, the ensemble fills the theatre, reaching out to audiences and dazzling with spectacular group acts that are interspersed with intimate solo and duo skills.

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Seafarers Festival Logo

Seafarers’ Festival 2016

Boardwalk, Bellerive

The Seafarers’ Festival is an action packed family day with a focus on nauticulture including music, activities, competitions, maritime information, a craft market and a selection of fine food.

With over forty stalls around the site you’ll find maritime and historic information intermingling with hands on activities and a great stage program of music, dance and theatre.

Dress up for the Costume Competition and be in the running to win excellent prizes. There’s the popular treasure hunt, have-a-go activities, visiting vessels and plenty to witness unfolding on the water.

The Festival is from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm and Tickets are Free and Bellerive Boardwalk is only on the other side of the Derwent River to Hobart City Centre and The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.

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MONA origin of art

MONA Exhibition – On the Origin of Art


As Mr Walsh puts it himself: ‘I’ve wanted to know what art is for some time. I’ve made some progress…’

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Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2016

Various Locations

One of Australia’s newest and fastest growing ocean races, the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race sees yachts journey 280 nautical miles Launceston down to Hobart via the east coast of Tasmania. The race starts on Monday, 27 December and the fleet will set sail from Inspection Head wharf at Beauty Point, a few miles upstream from Low Head.

Spectators can see the yachts from the foreshores of the Tamar downstream, while many pleasure craft follow the fleet to Low Head. From there the course will take the yachts through notorious Banks Strait between the north-east tip of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands before heading to Hobart via the Mercury Passage between Maria Island and the Tasmanian mainland. As they sail down the east coast the L2H boats probably will sail in company with those racing from Sydney and Melbourne to the joint finish of all three races in Hobart.

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