Hobart Waterfront to Mona Art Museum
There is an easy 12 km cycle (12 km with an electric bike is a cinch) along the beautiful Hobart Cycleway to MONA. On the way visit the famous Hobart Botanical Gardens, Moonah Art Centre and stunning industrial murals.
You’ll be amazed at this remarkable museum that has captured the imagination of international visitors. It’s one of the best things to do in Hobart. It even has great coffee shop/restaurants where you can sit and relax before your ride home.
Eastern Shore Foreshore Bike Track
There are around 20 wonderful kilometres of foreshore bike track on the other side of the harbour from the city.
The winding track follows the coastline, you can stop for lunch at the fantastically located Waterfront Hotel on the marina as well as a growing number of fine cafes and restaurants around Bellerive Village. Continue around the coast to explore the Fort at Kangaroo Bluff or the famous Blundstone Arena and some wonderful white sand beaches. Unfortunately crossing the Tasman Bridge is a harrowing experience! It is narrow and difficult, so take great care. A free (if you have a bicycle) Ferry service now operates 7am to 9am and 4pm to 5pm, which is definitely the better option if you work in with the timetable.
Ride to Sandy Bay / Mt Nelson
Ride south around 10 km from the Waterfront to Sandy Bay and along the coastal road to the Taroona Shot Tower. Stop at the Australia’s First Casino, or enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes along this route. Keep riding another 10km of winding road to Kingston Beach. If you are feeling energetic, you could tackle the switchback suburban Mt Nelson road to the Mt Nelson Signal Station Cafe for a well earned lunch and fantastic views all the way to Port Arthur. This is best attempted on one of our electric bicycles.
Kunanyi (Mount Wellington)
Riding UP Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) is a challenge for very fit riders with plenty of time to spare. It is 20 km from the city and 1350m altitude at the pinnacle.
It is possible for you and a group of friends to to catch the Mt Wellington Explorer Bus which can take up to 4 bicycles. Rent low priced bikes from Hobart Bike Hire and be delivered to the top of the mountain. You can choose your own pace for a thrilling 20km downhill ride on the roads back to Hobart City. If you still have plenty of energy keep exploring, drop into the Convict built Cascade Brewery for a little refreshment. Or return via Ridgeway and the beautiful bushland reserve of Waterworks Reserve for a taste of Tassie wilderness less than 5 ks from the city center. We can supply you with a bikes, helmets and a map for this DIY adventure.
Ride to Cascade Brewery and the Women’s Prison Convict Ruins
The famous Cascade Brewery is around 5km from our Waterfront Depot along a lovely shared footpath and linear park. Look out for the platypus in the Rivulet which flows beside the track.
Along the track, visit the Female Factory. Convict era women only prison. During summer months there are frequent tours and a show.
Battery Point and Salamanca
Explore peaceful Battery Point and dynamic Salamanca Place. Very close to the waterfront prime tourist area, take an easy amble around the first suburb of Hobart, which is still mostly untouched by property developments.
- Salamanca Place for Art Galleries, cafes, pubs, supermarket
- Arthur Circus, Tassies first housing development from the 1830’s
- Hamden Road, full of restaurants, cafes, art shops and a fantastic bakery
- Historic Tombstones in St Davids Park
- Parliament House and its relaxing gardens
- Salamanca Place the Market is every Saturday morning.