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What’s On In Hobart & Beyond This Autumn

There’s a chill in the air but still plenty of things to do in Hobart and beyond this autumn.

Autumn in Tasmania (Image Credit: Rhys Pope Photography)

The weather may be rapidly cooling down in Tasmania but there’s no need to hide inside just yet. Hobart is putting on loads of events and activities this autumn, from festivals that celebrate the great outdoors to exhibitions and thought-provoking speakers.

So pack your jacket – any Taswegian will tell you it’s all about layers – and dive into our list of what’s on in Hobart this autumn to plan your next weekend adventure.

What's On in Hobart & Beyond in April:

Blanc de Blanc at Spiegeltent

Blanc de Blanc Encore at Spiegeltent Hobart

Wildly popular circus cabaret venue the Spiegeltent is back in Hobart after a four-year hiatus, bringing back the cheeky French-themed show Blanc de Blanc. You can expect feathers, glitz, scantily-clad people, acrobatics, dance, risqué jokes, exuberant performances and some of the best global talent you could ask for. So pull on your best feathery outfit and roll up to the glamorous Gatsby-esque Spiegeltent, settle back in your red velvet booth and prepare to be entertained at this 18+ show. 

Thursday 4th April 2024 to Sunday 4th May

From $85 + booking fee

41 Evans Street, Hobart

Urban Cocktail Trail

Urban Cocktail Trail

Grab your friends and hit Hobart’s excellent cocktail scene on a self-guided tour around some of the city’s best bars. For this year’s Urban Cocktail Trail, six participating venues have six signature cocktails for you to try – Bar Wa Izakaya’s Momotaro Sour, Grinners Dive Bar’s Pomepolitan, La Sardina Loca’s Cherry Bomb, Orient Bar’s Feijoa Fling, Rude Boy’s Bubble and Trouble and The Deck’s Limon Spritz. Your ticket will get you either four cocktails or six cocktails (plus a food voucher), depending on how much you want to spend… and drink.

$75 to $95

Saturday 13th April

Hobart, Tasmania

Street Eats @ Franko (Image credit: IG streeteatsfranko)

Street Eats @ Franko

In Autumn, Hobart institution Street Eats @ Franko is still going strong, and you’ll see locals and tourists alike making the most of the mild weather and delicious food every Friday night at Franklin Square.

Set up with loads of food trucks with cuisine from around the world, the square comes alive each summer (and into autumn) with live music and chilled vibes. There’s no entry fee – all you do is show up, decide what food you want to eat and find a spot to sit. The people watching here is top-tier!

Until end of April 2024

70 Macquarie Street, Hobart

Agrarian Kitchen Stay, Tour & Dine (Photo credit: agrariankitchen)

Agrarian Kitchen Stay, Tour & Dine

One of the most celebrated restaurants in Tasmania is throwing open its doors for an immersive experience just made for foodies. Partnering up with luxe accommodation The Tasman, from March until June guests can book an exclusive Stay, Tour & Dine experience – you’ll stay at the luxe Tasman Hotel in the city and can opt for a chauffeur to take you out to the Agrarian Kitchen, about 40 minutes away in New Norfolk. 

Once there, you’ll be taken on a secret garden tour at the Agrarian Kitchen to learn all about the produce they grow and harvest on-site, get a copy of the Agrarian Kitchen Cookbook and enjoy lunch before heading back to your accommodation. The package includes a daily breakfast for two at The Tasman’s own renowned restaurant, Peppina (however, the lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen is not included in the room cost).

12 Murray Street, Hobart and 11a The Avenue, New Norfolk

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Exhibitions

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery Exhibitions

Two new free exhibitions hit the TMAG in Autumn. Art-wise, Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees, one of the greatest landscape artists of the twentieth century, focusing particularly on the influence of Tasmania on his craft. 

History buffs will love the new exhibition Unshackled: The True Convict Story, which explores the stories of those forced into the convict system and how they fought tirelessly against their oppressors. The exhibit combines traditional object-based museum presentation and digital media to give attendees a fascinating snapshot into Australia’s past.

Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania from Thursday 7th March to Sunday 27th October

Unshackled: The True Convict Story from Wednesday 13th March to Sunday 28th July

Dunn Place, Hobart

Tasmanian Autumn Festival (Image Credit: Discover Tasmania)

Tasmanian Autumn Festival

Held just outside Hobart in the Derwent Valley region of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Autumn Festival is a month-long celebration of both the Derwent Valley and Central Highland areas – the history, art, culture and of course, the great outdoors. 

The festival encompasses events running for the month of April, including art exhibitions, live music, craft workshops, farm visits, cooking classes, walking tours, and food and wine events including the Tipple Trail (dedicated to wine, beer, cider and spirits) and the Pie Trail (dedicated to Australia’s most iconic baked good). 

Monday 1st April to Tuesday 30th April

Derwent Valley, Tasmania and Central Highlands, Tasmania

What's On in Hobart & Beyond in May:

TEDxHobart (Photo credit: IG TEDxHobart)


The global TEDx series hits the Apple Isle again, gathering a group of thought-starting, industry-disrupting speakers and performers to the Odeon’s stage to muse on this year’s theme “Ripple Effect” – how one small idea can have a huge worldwide impact. This day-long event is aimed at provoking thoughts and conversation, and isn’t just a place to listen but also to connect with others. This year’s speakers include mountaineer and disability awareness educator Paul Pritchard, construction CEO Angela Hucker, and local high school teacher and tech entrepreneur Paul Matthews, plus many more. The cost of admission for this not-for-profit event covers access to all TED Talks as well as food and drink.

$132.52 to $154.93

Saturday 11th May

167 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Loved our round-up of what's on in Hobart this summer? You'll also enjoy our guide to the best things to do in Hobart, plus the best bars, restaurants and cafes to explore around this magical city. 

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