It’s off to the state’s capital today, where local food and wine is a big part of the charm. Before you explore Hobart’s culinary scene, take a trip up the river to MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art), a spectacular, and often confronting, private museum that boasts radical architecture, its own vineyard, wine and beer companies, and some amazing dining experiences including Faro, where 13-metre-high ceilings and walls of glass create an incredible space in which to savour a black margarita and innovative tapas.
You could spent all day here, but if you make it back to the city in time for some retail therapy, visit Find Contemporary Jewellery Collective for locally crafted pieces, Grey and Felt for homewares, and Dick + Dora for jewellery and trinkets made from sustainable Tassie timbers.
A restorative facial at Quay Day Spa will set you up for a night on the town: cocktails at The Glass House, floating on Sullivans Cove, followed by dinner at the Italian-inspired ‘neo-bistro’, Fico. Rest your head at the very stylish Henry Jones Art Hotel, on the Hobart waterfront.
Overnight at Hobart’s Henry Jones Art Hotel.
Faro (Photo: Mona & Jesse Hunniford )