Hello Hobart, Hello Sunshine! 👋☀️✨

With the sun sticking around for more than a few days, this is most definitely the weekend to make the most of it!

What better way to release those endorphins and get that all-important Vitamin D than a (sun safe) stroll in the sun followed by coffee and/or lunch?

For this week’s ✨Friday Five✨, we’re looking at the best walking trail + treat combos in Hobart. So, grab a mate, a fur-buddy or download your fave podcast and get out there!

🚶‍♀️Hobart Rivulet + Hamlet Hobart

Begin your adventure at Hamlet, a cafe that not only serves great coffee but also gives back to the community! Hamlet are a registered charity that exists to empower people who are underrepresented in the workforce, with a focus on people living with disability.

Or, if you’re strolling on the weekend, grab a mid-walk coffee from Bear With Me or Ginger Brown in SoHo.

Continue to follow the track along the Hobart rivulet that flows past Cascades Female Factory and venture up to the Cascade Brewery Bar where you can enjoy a refreshing cold beer or cider in their beautiful beer garden.

The track provides stellar views of kunanyi and is dog-friendly, you may even spot the resident platypus if you’re lucky!
📍Starting point: 40 Molle Street, Hobart.

🚶‍♀️Battery Point Sculpture Trail + @Farzi_hobart

There’s no place quite like Battery Point. Widely regarded as the best-preserved colonial-era suburb in Australia, Battery Point is as rich in history as in is in charm.

Why not take in some history on your stroll? The Battery Point Sculpture Trail is an easy walk linking nine large numerical sculptures that provide a fascinating introduction to Hobart’s history. From floating art to glowing wonders (at least at night!), explore historic spots and enjoy views of the port and Derwent Estuary on this international-award winning trail.

Start your walk on Castray Esplanade, and make a pit stop at Farzi. Whether it’s a fun coloured latté (Rose, turmeric or matcha latte anyone?) or a quick bite to refuel you before you set out, Farzi has you covered.
📍Starting point: 89 Salamanca Place, Hobart.

🚶‍♀️Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) + Succulent

Ahh the Botanical Gardens. There really is nothing like this beautiful inner city garden oasis to relax and unwind. Start at the Queens Domain and follow the signed tracks through to the entrance of the Botanical Gardens. Once you’ve made it to the lush gardens, treat yourself to something sweet at Succulent Restaurant, the garden’s resident cafe which offers a range of delicious lunch options, an all-Tasmanian wine list and stunning views of Hobart.
📍Starting point: Legacy Park, Queens Domain.

🚶‍♀️West Hobart hills + Smolt Kitchen

Looking for a challenge? Work those calves by walking up Melville Street, turning into Hill Street and around the gorgeous Landsdowne Cres. Once you’ve completed the Landowne Cres half circle, treat yourself to a drink in the sun at Smolt – you’ve earnt it! Or if you fancy even more of a challenge, follow Poets Road up to Knocklofty Reserve which has an abundance of scenic trails with amazing views over the city.

Enjoy a downhill finish by continuing down Hill Street to Arthur street – turn right and follow until you get to Murray Street – follow Murray until you’re back at Melville! You’re done! Your calves will thank you. If you need additional refuelling, head to one of the many bars or cafes in MidTown!
📍Starting point: Melville Street Carpark.

🚶‍♀️Cornelian Bay Walk + Cornelian Bay Boat House Restaurant/kiosk

Cornelian Bay is the perfect picturesque spot to grab a coffee and go for a stroll. You can either head left and follow the track along the waterfront and past the cemetery or head right to follow the track through the heritage protected boat sheds – or do both!

The Cornelian Bay Kiosk offers a number of great grab and go options. Either grab some pre-stroll fuel or head there post stroll for a well-deserved treat! Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or snag one of the many picnic tables so you can linger longer and enjoy the views.
📍Starting point: Cornelian Bay Carpark.