What are the best parks in Hobart
Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens
The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, a five-minute drive from Hobart's CBD, are home to in-bloom flowers, Japanese gardens, lily ponds, and wildlife. A popular destination among locals and tourists alike, the gardens are well-maintained and peaceful, featuring some unique and beautiful collections. In the Botanic Gardens, you'll even find a Sub Antarctic Plant House – the only one of its kind in the world.
A stone's throw away from the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens is Queens Domain, a gorgeous area of natural grasslands that provide a habitat for native flora and fauna. Set aside some time to wander around the area. Queens Domain promises great bird-watching, cool shade, and picturesque views of the water.
Unwind in Franklin Square with a packed lunch or takeaway coffee. In the square, you'll see a symbol of Tasmania's colonial history: a statue of Sir John Franklin (a former governor and Arctic explorer). The park's central position makes for good viewing of the surrounding historic buildings, and it's also a great place to people-watch. With the area a meeting place for working locals, you're sure to get a sense of the city's community and atmosphere.