When it comes to New Year in Tasmania, many people tend to
venture towards the islands capital of Hobart. If you happen to be
around on a Saturday morning, then get yourself over to Salamanca
Market on Salamanca Place, Hobart. It lines the street with over 300
stall holders ranging from food and flowers to jewellery and hand
There are museums to peruse like MONA Museum of Old and New Art, or visit Richmond, a quaint little town in the Coal River Region, very picturesque! There’s lots to keep you occupied during your vacation here.
Tasmania is mountain central and for those of you who love to go out and explore, you’ll be rewarded with some truly amazing sights in many of the amazing National parks.
Head to Lake St Clair National Park for Cradle Mountain and the Crater Lake which just encapsulates nature at its very best. Or try out the walk to Lake Esperance in Hartz Mountains National Park, there’s also Mount Wellington with views back over Hobart and Wineglass Bay up in Freycinet National Park and don’t forget a trip to The Bay of Fires from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point and The Neck on Bruny Island, all must sees!
New Years Eve in Tasmania is a big deal! With a great party
atmosphere, you want to head to the waterfront in Hobart for the big
fireworks display which lights up the sky over the stunning yachts
in the dock.
There is also the Taste of Tasmania Festival on at the same time, this is a ticketed event, and has entertainment, great food and one of the best views of the fireworks.
They have an early fireworks display at 9.30pm which is great if you have kids and then the midnight showing is held over Sullivan’s Cove illuminating the Derwent River.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the waterfront, then head up the way and into the mountains, you get a great view of the fireworks from Mount Wellington, although this too can get busy with other people looking for a spot to watch the display. Or head on over to Pindos Park at Tranmere Point another nice location for watching the fireworks, especially with the whole family.
The clubs and restaurants will have new year events planned, many will be sold out quite quickly, especially the more popular venues. You could always opt for a wonderful river cruise to be under the fireworks sipping champagne come midnight!
Hobart is filled with wonderful restaurants, so you’ll be spoiled for choice, just make sure that come New Years Eve, you’ve already made your reservation:
Solo Pasta and Pizza
The Glass House
The Point Revolving Restaurant
There is currently no live (working) webcams that I can find, but we’ll keep looking.
Staying in Hobart, Tasmania for New Years Eve will be a great
experience, just make sure to book your accommodation well in
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
Customs House Waterfront Hotel
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.