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.
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.
And trust us, no filters are needed for these top 5 picturesque places.
1. Mt Wellington
We couldn’t start this list with anywhere other than Mt Wellington. Located just 15 km from Hobart city, this spot undeniably deserves a place on your Instagram grid. The top of the summit offers breath-taking views of Hobart and surrounding towns. Visit in the wintertime and you can take advantage of the snow-capped mountains and landscape. And don't forget your warmies – even in summer it doesn’t get much warmer than 15’C up here.
2. Richmond Bridge
If historic sites are more your thing, then you need to visit Richmond Bridge. Constructed in 1825, it is Australia’s oldest stone bridge still in use. From every angle this site is a must to capture on camera with many vantage points situated throughout the structure. And don’t just stop there, make sure you visit Richmond town itself for more Instagram worthy shots – and stop in at the bakery for a scallop pie.
3. Salamanca Place
Home to the Salamanca Market, we already know this one is on your sightseeing checklist, but did you know Salamanca Place can also serve as the perfect photo backdrop? Known for its heritage sandstone buildings, art centres, galleries and theatres, there is plenty to capture for the ‘gram. At the right angle, you’ll even see Mt Wellington showing its face over the city.
Pro tip: Salamanca Place is also known for its lively culture so align your visit with one of the many events at Peacock Theatre or the main square.
4. Franklin Wharf
Golden hour on the waterfront, need we say more? The natural beauty of Franklin Wharf will make any amateur photographer seem like a pro. Capture boats along the water at Sullivan’s Cove or head towards Hunter St for a spectacular view of Mt Wellington. Then, we suggest you enjoy dinner along the waterfront and take advantage of the bright lights surrounded by the night sky.
5. Mortimer Bay
Chances are you’ve seen a photo of Mortimer Bay with its iconic fence. It’s a photographer’s favourite in Hobart. Plan a trip at midday to capture the fence reflecting against the glistening water or wait for all the warm sky tones to come out at dusk for that perfect sunset snap.
If you think these places sound too good to be true then it’s time you go find out for yourself.
Book your trip to Hobart and take SkyBus from Hobart Airport to the heart of the city.