How to spend a weekend in Hobart

Nestled against the backdrop of the Tasmanian wilderness, Hobart, with its charming blend of history and natural beauty, beckons weekend wanderers to explore its unique offerings. It’s perfect for a weekend adventure filled with culture, cuisine, and captivating scenery.

The SkyBus Hobart City Express offers a seamless journey from Hobart Airport to the heart of the city, with 6 convenient stops at tourist hotspots and popular local hotels:

  • Stop 1: Grand Chancellor Hotel
  • Stop 2: Brooke Street Pier
  • Stop 3: Visitor Information Centre
  • Stop 4: 157 Collins Street
  • Stop 5: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
  • Stop 6: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

It’s easy to pre-purchase tickets for your preferred stop online, or simply buy from the driver when you board. And, if you’re travelling on a One-Way Adult fare, you can now use our Tap & Go Ticketing and simply tap your card or smartphone to pay when you board!

Once you’re all settled in and ready to explore, you’re truly spoilt for choice with the mix of quaint heritage attractions, natural beauty and striking modern experiences. For a short weekend trip, you can’t go past the following three highlights:

Salamanca Market: A Saturday Staple

The iconic Salamanca Market is nearby our Brooke Street Pier bus stop, and runs from 8.30am to 3pm every Saturday. Set against the historic cobbled backdrop of Salamanca Place, this bustling market showcases the best of Tasmania's arts, crafts, and local produce. Stroll through the lively stalls, engage with local artisans, and savor the rich flavors of Tasmanian fare for a true taste of the city's culture.

Mount Wellington: Panoramic Views of Hobart

For a breathtaking natural spectacle, venture to the summit of Mount Wellington. The drive or hike to the top rewards visitors with panoramic views of Hobart, the Derwent River, and beyond. Whether you're capturing the sunrise or admiring the city lights at dusk, the vista from Mount Wellington is a testament to Hobart's stunning landscapes.

MONA: A Surreal Art Experience

For art enthusiasts, a trip to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must. Accessible via a scenic ferry ride from the city center, MONA is a showcase of eclectic and provocative contemporary art. The museum's unconventional exhibits, including the subterranean labyrinth, create a unique and immersive experience that challenges traditional perceptions of creativity.

Inspired and ready to travel? Book your SkyBus Hobart tickets online now – and if you’re travelling from Melbourne, we’ll get you to Tullamarine Airport on our Melbourne City Express, too!

A guide to the best weekend markets in Hobart

Whether you’re a foodie or a shopper on the hunt for a good deal, local weekend markets are the best place to find the finest homemade delicacies and treasures.

Top 5 Instagramable spots in Hobart

From scenic mountain top views to history-rich sites, we’ve curated the perfect list of photogenic places in Hobart guaranteed to lift your Instagram game to the next level.

Tap-and-go tickets launch on Hobart City Express

Travelling just got even easier for passengers catching our Hobart Express service with the introduction of tap and go contactless payments on board for one-way Adult tickets.