Family-Friendly Hobart HAS IT ALL
We welcome families looking for a well earned break and some fun in family-friendly Hobart. We know what it's like with 4 kids of our own!
There’s plenty to do all year round. We have amazing playgrounds nearby - try the Big Blue Slide! Then there are wildlife parks like Bonorong and the Tassie Devil Park or, by boat, the Bruny and Tasman Island Boat Cruises. Visit the old sweet shop in Richmond. Swim and slide at the Aquatic Centre. Head to the amazing white sandy beaches within an hour of Hobart. Tahune Airwalk. Mount Franklin Waterfall. Go for a bike tour from Mount Wellington to Hobart. Or explore the Tasman Peninsula. All 'day-trip-able'!
Best Family Friendly Accommodation in Hobart?
Our family-friendly self-contained accommodation is very popular with families of all ages - our guests seem to reckon its one of the best in Hobart, at least! Thank you! Please let us know if you need a cot or highchair or any ideas.
Listed below are some of the great things to do around Hobart with kids but there's a lot more. Have a peak at our Explore Hobart page and our Tassie Tour ideas covering convict history, the art scene, national parks and so much more. And you will find a list of kid friendly places to eat here.
Cool & FUN Things to do with Kids in and around Hobart
Parliament St Playground < 5 minute stroll away from us
The incredible ‘Big Blue Slide' - free!
Across Regent St opposite Fitzroy Gardens
Long Beach Playground
Lower Sandy Bay
An amazing playground by the beach
Cornelian Bay Playground
Queens Walk, New Town 7008
Another amazing playground by a beach with a kiosk - ice cream, chips...
Dru Point Playground & Cycleway – Bicentenial Park
Waterside wonderland. Free. BBQ facilities, plenty of shade, water birds, enclosed playground as well as a teenage park for older kids, kiosk and toilets nearby.
The Train Park (Caldew Park)
Hill St, West Hobart
Mt Field National Park
20 min easy walk from car park – good for little legs
70 Salmon Ponds Rd, Plenty 7140
(03) 6261 5663
Feed the fish, have a wander & lunch at the café
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton7030
(03) 6268 1184
Just 30 minutes away, Bonorong is home to many animals, including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, birds, quolls and more. There are free-roaming kangaroos who are always keen for a good scratch on the chest and some gentle hand feeding (roo food included with entry).
Tassie Devil Park - Unzoo
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna TAS 7180
1800 641 641
A ground-breaking "zoo without cages": wild wallabies, echidnas, possums, native fish and nearly 100 bird species living around our Unzoo bush garden
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Queens Domain, Hobart
(03) 6166 0455
State Cinema - lost in time!
375 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
(03) 6234 6318
(cinema on the roof!)
Visit the summit of Mt Wellington
Mt Wellington looms over Hobart at 1271 metres tall. It is a great place to visit for outstanding views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. In winter, it is often snow capped, so it is also a good chance to play in the snow with kids.
There is a road all the way to the summit, although this is sometimes shut in winter. It is also possible to arrange a bike ride down from the top which goes right past our place on the way down. On a cloudy day, the views are obviously not as good but along the way there is always plenty to take in.
A GREAT SLIPPERY WALK
Looking to take your children for an interesting walk from your apartment? Or perhaps a refreshing walk without kids in the countryside without leaving town? This will do the trick. It’s a 3.4 km walk.
TASSIE HERITAGE – IT’S A CAKE WALK!
Salamanca is about 1km from the apartment. Here is an interesting, meandering 3.8 km walk from the apartment through the middle of Battery Point down to Salamanca Square via Kelly’s Steps and back home.
Battery Point is named after the battery of guns which were established on the point in 1818 as part of the Hobart coastal defences. The battery no longer exists. The area is generally known as one of the city’s more prestigious suburbs, with many large and extravagant homes and apartment blocks. It adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area as well as the nearby prestigious suburb of Sandy Bay.
Battery Point has a large number of historic houses dating from the first European settlement of ‘Hobart Town’. Probably the most significant is Arthur Circus with its cottages, mostly originally constructed for the officers of the garrison. Arthur Circus is the only circus in Australia.
TREATS & EATS - Explore our Artisan FOODS & CRAFTS
Hobart is an artisan destination and there are many wonderful providores, food markets and craft producers within minutes of your front door. The quality of these hand-made goods is as exceptional as it is particular to Tasmania.