Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
One of the finest free things to do in Hobart is stroll through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. These lovely cool-climate gardens, set on a hill with views of the Derwent River, were first laid out in 1818 and change with the seasons, creating a kaleidoscope of colours, especially in the fall.
The calm Japanese gardens are a highlight, but there’s something for everyone here, including native and exotic flora. A Tasmanian fernery, as well as a subantarctic plant house, conservatory, fuchsia house, vegetable patch, and lily pond, are all popular attractions.
Looking for family-friendly activities in Hobart? Make a picnic in these lovely gardens. The children are free to run around on the lovely lawns.
Every day at 11 a.m., walking tours of the gardens begin, sharing fascinating insights about the garden’s history and attractions. After a tour through the grounds, stop by the café for Devonshire tea.