The Australian Wooden Boat Festival

From the 5-8 February the Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be on in Hobart. It is an exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

For more information visit their website.

Salamanca Market

Hobart’s market at Salamanca Place is a celebration of Tasmania’s culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers with over 300 stalls. There are many cafes along Salamanca Place or in Salamanca Square to have breakfast.

www.salamancamarket.com.au

MONA

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see destination in Hobart. It is the largest privately owned museum in Australia and houses antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the collection of the owner, David Walsh. Walsh has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland“.

www.mona.net.au

Iron Pot Cruises

Join us for a 2.5 hour, 60km adventure exploring the renowned waterways that influences the Hobart lifestyle.  Two and a half hour cruise, departing 2pm daily.

Call Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on +61 3 6234 4270 for enquiries and bookings or see www.ironpotcruises.com.au.

Port Arthur Historic Site

The Port Arthur experience is unforgettable. Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula, a visit to the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s iconic cultural heritage experiences. You can explore the ruins of the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, Dockyard, Convict Church and Museum Houses as well as the vast grounds and gardens. Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site.

www.portarthur.org.au

TMAG

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is open between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm every day of the year except ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

General admission to TMAG is free to all members of the public. Special exhibits may occasionally require paid entry.

www.tmag.tas.gov.au

Peppermint Bay Cruise

Depart from Sullivan’s Cove onboard the catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Cruise the River Derwent and d’Entrecasteaux Channel, arriving at Peppermint Bay restaurant for lunch featuring regional produce. You will have some time to explore the village of Woodbridge before returning to Hobart.

www.peppermintbay.com.au

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

Sir Douglas Mawson and his expeditions are a significant part of Australian history. For visitors to see the this world class small museum gives an insight into the daily lives of the expeditioners who spent two winters living and working in the windiest place on Earth. The museum also houses some genuine early 20th century items from the huts that were built at Cape Denison and others that have been made in authentic style.

www.mawsons-huts-replica.org.au

Boutique Wine Tours

A choice of two half day tours designed to cater for visitors with limited time to explore Tasmania’s cool-climate vineyards and the historic village of Richmond, or a choice of two full day tours taking in southern Tasmania cool-climate wines and MONA or wine, Willie Smiths Cider and Huon Valley. Tours from $99 per person departing from Hobart CBD with CBD hotel drop-off.

Call Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania +61 415 387 887 or visit

boutiquewinetourstas.com.au

Aardvark Adventures

Aardvark Adventures is an adventure tourism, corporate/group event and team-building company based in Hobart, Tasmania. We have nearly 30 years experience in the adventure industry, and are licensed to operate in National Parks, Hydro Tasmania properties, working forests and crown land. We can provide abseiling, caving, white water rafting and kayaking adventures. www.aardvarkadventures.com.au

Recommended Dining

Hotel Grand Chancellor

1 Davey Street Hobart TAS 7000

Conveniently located amongst all of the action, the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is also just minutes away from popular attractions like Salamanca Place, Battery Point, the MONA Ferry and the Central Business District.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

As a broadly based professional society that aims to represent all Earth Science disciplines, the GSA attracts a wide diversity of members working in a similarly broad range of industries.

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