If you’re a frequent traveller then you understand being in ‘holiday mode’ for too long can actually start to take its toll. It’s great at first; out every night visiting pumping bars, dining in delicious restaurants… but pretty soon you start to crave your local! So we put together a few top tips to relieve you of over-holidaying to help you discover Tasmania like a local.

Meander the Salamanca Market in Hobart

Your weekend away to Hobart would not be complete without a trip to the Saturday market. The Salamanca market has been going ahead every Saturday morning since 1972! Arrive hungry because you’ll want to make a brunch out of the abundance of mouth-watering meal options. You can expect to get lots of delicious local produce as well as easy-to-cook meals! It’s a bright, colourful and vibrant outing that’ll help you feel grounded and right at home!

Friday knock-offs at Preachers

From 4pm every Friday, Hobart’s favourite bar attracts weekend-ready locals thirsty for a knock-off bev! It’s got a very laid-back vibe and in winter you can expect an open fire and board games. A real hidden gem!

Pack a Picnic and Hike into Wineglass Bay

If you’re sick of eating out, why not visit the local deli and pick yourself up some fresh picnic foods and a bottle of wine. Put it in your back pack and get your step count in for the day by hiking to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. It’s a 1.5 hour round-trip that’ll get your blood pumping and your heart rate increasing… the view is absolutely worth it!

Set out to see out on the Bathurst Harbour

The great outdoors have a real knack for feeding the soul, don’t you agree?! Getting out and about on your trip away can help boost your endorphins and give you a heap of fresh air. Sea kayaking is a great way to explore Tassie’s waterfront while getting in a bit of ‘incidental exercise.’

Sweeten the deal with Blue Hills Honey

Uh-huh honey, this is sure to sweeten any holiday sours! Blue Hills Honey produces some of the best local Tassie honeys such as Leatherwood Honey, Tasmanian Manuka, Meadow, Blackberry and Prickly Box to name a few! Located in the small district of Mawbanna, Blue Hills Honey was established over 60 years ago- pick up your own pot from their road side stall at 1858 Mawbanna Rd.

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