The Royal Hobart Show celebrates its 195th birthday this year, making it the oldest of its kind in Australia. Why not tie it in to a trip to our southernmost state this October, enjoying the very best of country life in a fun carnival atmosphere?
Running from 25-28 October, the Show brings an incredible collection of animals, rides, entertainment and food to the city. You can cuddle lambs and piglets, admire a huge procession of show dogs, cheer on seasoned woodchoppers, test your skills at sideshow alley and get a sugar hit with a serve of fairy floss or chocolate-themed show bag. If you go on Friday night, you’ll catch the event’s fireworks – best enjoyed with a glass of delicious Tassie bubbles in hand.
Round out your trip with a visit to MONA, Hobart’s famous contemporary art gallery, the delicious Salamanca Markets and historic Battery Point. You might also want to sample some of the city’s best food and drink or hire a car and explore the beauty of the surrounding national parks and historic landmarks with some of Tassie’s best day trips.
If you’re looking for a great place to base yourself during your stay, consider Travelodge Hotel Hobart, which is located right in the heart of the city’s best bits.