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DISTANCES: Hobart 8Km (urban)


Check out the famous Cadbury chocolate factory. Visit the stunning Moorilla Estate to sample fine wines and marvel at the world class Museum of Antiquities. Shop in one of three commercial centres at Moonah, Glenorchy or Claremont or browse at the Showgrounds Sunday Market.

Near the centre of Glenorchy is the Tasmanian Transport Museum with an extensive display of rail and road transport. For the young at heart there is the Alpenrail model village and railway.

Glenorchy has many picturesque parks and barbecue facilities including Tolosa Reserve (Off Tolosa Street), Poimena Reserve at Austins Ferry and Montrose Bay where an extensive visitor information bay is located.

The Royal Hobart Show is held in October of each year at the Royal Showgrounds.

Glenorchy also has a modern Cinema complex and the Moonah Arts Centre offers a diverse program of arts and cultural events.

Accommodation ranges from the super luxury of Moorilla Estate Chalets, fine bed and breakfast at historic Undine Guesthouse through to motels, hotels and caravan and camping parks.

Recreation and Sport

Glenorchy abounds with sporting and recreation options – there is thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing at the historic Elwick Racecourse, as well as ten pin bowling, ice skating, mountain biking at the Glenorchy and Moonah Mountain Bike Park and roller blading.

The intercity cycleway starting at Berriedale follows the railway line through Glenorchy and Moonah to the centre of Hobart.

There are golf courses at Claremont and New Town Bay, and Putters Adventure Golf at Moonah.

King George V Football Park hosts Australian Rules and Soccer.

The Glenorchy Aquatic Centre houses an Olympic Pool and Waterslide.

Major concerts featuring national and international artists are held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre and Moorilla Estate.

Sailing on Montrose Bay and at Austin's Ferry.

Bowls at Claremont, Berriedale, Rodman (Glenorchy) and Glenorchy RSL.

Tennis courts at Montrose, Berriedale and Cadbury’s.

The YMCA at Glenorchy is well appointed and caters for those keen on fitness.