Three days in Hobart offer plenty of time to experience Tasmania’s historic sites, natural wonders, and delicious cuisine. Take advantage of money-saving combo deals and sightseeing passes, spend longer at the sights that interest you most, and customize your itinerary to suit your interests.
Originally, when this Georgian-style, 19th-century building was built near Sullivan’s Cove, it was destined to be a custom’s house for Hobart’s developing trade. As the politics of the island increased, however, and “Van Diemen’s Land”—as it was then known, grew as an independent colony, the building was chosen to house the customs, as well as the city’s Parliament. Today, Hobart’s Parliament House has been a hub of politics since 1841, and is still the site where Parliament and lawmakers gather to govern the state.
On a guided tour of the Parliament House, learn the fascinating history of the building and all of its renovations, as well as tour the underground basement full of history, legends, and lore. On the outside of the buildings, the surrounding Parliament House gardens are a relaxing place to either go for a stroll or rest in the shade of an oak, before venturing over to Constitution Dock or nearby Salamanca Market.
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Salamanca Pl , Hobart, Australia, TAS 7000
Guided tours of the Parliament House are available on days when the Parliament isn’t sitting. Tours take place at 10am and 2pm and last about 90 minutes. On days when the Parliament is actively sitting, it’s still possible to watch the proceedings by viewing from the public gallery.
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- Hobart Salamanca Market
- St. David's Cathedral
- Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
- Battery Point
- Maritime Museum of Tasmania
- Lark Distillery
- Sullivan's Cove
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
- St. George's Anglican Church
- Constitution Dock
- Macquarie Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal (Hobart Cruise Port)
- Hobart Convict Penitentiary
- South Hobart
- Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
- Queens Domain