Suggested day trips from The Point
The below are only suggestions - there is so much more to do and explore!
The Mona museum in Hobart created by David Walsh is a definite must see. Located on the banks of the Derwent a short ferry trip from Hobart, Mona is Australia’s largest private museum. Drive directly there from The Point or drive into Hobart and take the Mona Ferry. Mona is also home to two wineries, a brewery, and several bars and restaurants
The small town of Richmond is rich in history and architecture, with more than 50 historic buildings, mostly from the 1820s. This is a wonderful town to explore to learn about Tasmania’s past while enjoying visits to galleries, museums, cafes, and historical landmarks. It's also in the center of one of Australia's fastest-growing wine regions, the Coal River Valley, making it a terrific hub for foodies and wine aficionados alike.
Kunanyi / Mt Wellington is a wilderness experience just a 20-minute drive from Hobart and is much loved by locals.
The 21-km drive to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula.
No other city in Australia has a vista like this one. The interpretation centre at the top protects you from the blustering winds while an open viewing platform on the western side of the car park looks out to the World Heritage Wilderness Area beyond.
Salamanca Market Hobart
Salamanca market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction and one of the largest outdoor markets in all of Australia. This iconic Saturday tradition brings Hobart's waterfront alive with a celebration of the senses. In a vibrant atmosphere, over 300 stallholders line the street from sunrise with a huge selection of locally crafted produce with the historic sandstone warehouses forming the background to this bustling event.
Willie Smiths Apple Shed
Located in the beautiful Huon valley 30 mins south of Hobart. Visit the shed and have a wander in the museum, see the heritage apples on display, enjoy a cider tasting or a tour of the still, feast on the seriously good food and check out their Saturday morning produce market
Zoodoo showcases many different animal species, from Tasmanian and Australian Native wildlife such as Tasmanian Devils, Kangaroo, Wombats, Emus and more. They also have many exotic species such as lions and zebras. They offer Tasmanian Devil feeding and lion feeding amongst many other fun activities.
Frogmore Creek Winery
Frogmore Creek Winery is a premium vineyard, with a restaurant in a rustic homestead set amongst the stunning backdrop of the picturesque Coal River Valley. Frogmore Creek delivers exceptional quality across food, wine and service, creating the essential framework for a memorable dining experience.
In and around The Point, golfers can choose from several championship courses, including the Royal Hobart Golf Club, the Tasmania Golf Club, Claremont, Rosny Park or Pittwater Golf Club. Set in bushland Royal Hobart is a testing course with broad fairways, fast greens and no fewer than 80 strategically placed bunkers.
The nearby Tasmania Golf Club is almost completely surrounded by water and is on Barilla Bluff. Pittwater Golf Club features a picturesque nine hole golf course set along the shores of Orielton Lagoon.
Tasman Island Cruise
This Pennicott Wilderness Journey takes you for a spectacular three-hour cruise along the extraordinary coastline of Tasman National Park, between Eaglehawk Neck
and Port Arthur
( tour leaves from Eaglehawk Neck )
Close encounters with the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, rugged and spectacular coastal landscapes, waterfalls, deep sea caves, amazing wildlife on land and sea.
Eaglehawk Neck is found in southeast Tasmania and is built around a narrow bar of land, less than 30 meters wide, connecting the Tasman Peninsula to the Forester Peninsula. The area of Eaglehawk Neck is brimming with spectacular scenery and incredible geological formations, such as the Tessallated pavement and The Tasman Arch.
Discover the grandeur and spirit of the Tasmanian wilderness on the Southwest Wilderness Experience. This eight-hour tour explores the remote and harsh southern coasts and waterways of this rugged and beautiful region of Tasmania, both by air and by boat. The trip explores the pristine waterways of The Port Davey Marine taking in Waterfall Bay and the Breaksea Islands.
Oyster Farm Tour
Experience an oyster farm, pop on some waders and walk out into the crisp waters of Freycinet Marine Farm.
Learn from a genuine oyster farmer how they grow their juicy oysters
and taste them fresh out of the water!
Learn how to shuck an oyster -
all this paired with Freycinet Vineyard premium wine
Bruny Island Cheese Co is one of Tasmania’s iconic destinations, and getting there is half the fun: first by car, along the island’s picturesque southern coastline; then, from Kettering, by ferry across to Bruny Island.
You can do cheese tastings at the cellar door, but if you’re looking for a more substantial meal they also have a sit-down cafe among the tall Tasmanian gum trees, and a range of delicious beers on tap from the on-site microbrewery.
Tasmanian Seafood Experience
This authentic Tasmanian Seafood Cruise will see you feasting on the freshest seafood straight from the ocean! Cruise in style and comfort aboard their premier catamaran along some of the most untouched and idyllic waterways in the world. Throughout the day their skilled diver will harvest live periwinkles and sea urchins and will expertly prepare these for you on board. You will also feast on live Tasmanian abalone, live Tasmanian rock lobster, oysters, urchins, mussels periwinkles and whole Atlantic Salmon.
Cut into the Tasmanian countryside near the panoramic coastal landscape of Marion Bay, is the carefully crafted architecture of Van Bone. This small-scale country restaurant boasts an ethos of minimal intervention, with a divine menu incorporating produce from the surrounding land and sea with the market garden and orchards. This raw, honest and beautiful space delivers a unique dining experience.
Cape Huay walk
If a beautiful day hike is what you are after, the Cape Hauy walk is a standout. The 10km return day-walk starts and finishes from Fortescue Bay on the Tasman Peninsula. It is a 4 hour return trip classed as moderate difficulty.
The walk passes through a variety of heath and woodland before coming to the magnificent views of steep cliffs and rock formations.
The spectacular dolerite columns and cliffs at Cape Hauy are popular areas for climbing and abseiling. Sea stacks, the "Candlestick" and "Totem Pole" at Cape Hauy are seen at the end of the hike and are worth the walk!
Tailored helicopter air tours
Tasmanian Air Tours specialises in tailored helicopter experiences in Tasmania - fly to a remote beach for a picnic, take a scenic flight over Winsglass Bay or go south to Bruny island. Fly over Cradle Mountain or fly to Frogmore Creek Winery for lunch - or design your own tour! visit their website to learn more.