What’s On in Hobart

There is always something to keep you active and entertained in and around 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 Season 2016

Various locations

To be a nationally significant theatre company that is integral to the life of the Tasmanian community.


To produce and facilitate exceptional theatrical experiences. We inspire and entertain our audiences, enrich and invigorate our community and support Tasmanian artists.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Season 2016

Federation Concert Hall

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Theatre Royal Season 2016

Theatre Royal

We’re very excited about the 2016 Season and what we are able to bring to you, to your friends and your family. You’ll have a memorable season with us, and we invite you to come along and join in the fun.

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MONA Exhibition – Field Lines


Australian artist Cameron Robbins, harnesses the randomness of natural forces and brings the best to MONA for May 2016.

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Australian Antarctic Festival 2016

Various Locations

The Australian Antarctic Festival acknowledges the contribution made by the Antarctic community to the Tasmanian culture and economy.
The Festival includes a film festival, international photography and art prizes, open days at the Mawson’s Hut replica and IMAS, lectures and exhibitions and a schools’ program bringing 1,200 Tasmanian school children to town to visit the Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis.

In addition the Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe will be open for public inspection for the first time in more than ten years. The Australian Antarctic Division at Kingston, the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Mawson’s Hut Replica will all be featured during the festival.

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Circus Oz

Theatre Royal

The brand new Circus Oz show rockets into the Theatre Royal in September 2016.
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.

Built upon the traditional circus skills, these acts are subverted with a unique Australian voice. It’s larrikin story-telling, never taking ourselves too seriously in the face of danger, crying out with the fresh irreverence of the Aussie spirit.

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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 Oldwoolstore Apartment Hotel.

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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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