Our 5 Fave Rainy Day Activities in Hobart

The rain might’ve ruined your plans for the day, but look on the bright side – now you get to make brand new ones! What should you do when it’s pouring cats and dogs out there? We’ve got you covered with the funnest rainy day activities in Hobart!





We’ll begin with one of Hobart’s most enticing cafes, because that’s the way we like to roll. Tricycle is a very attractive space, with dangling chandeliers, a healthy selection of booze, and yes, even a few random tricycles dotted about! It’s a laid-back, charmingly rustic space to dry off over a glass of wine or a hot cup of coffee, and maybe even a scrumptious bacon sandwich, too.

“You definitely have to visit many times to fully appreciate all of the food and decor tricycle has to offer. Staff are lovely and efficient. Coffee is great and I recommend the breakfast trifle. One of my favourite specials was the pear French toast and will definitely order if it is ever offered when I am there.” – amyrose–

Record Store


Music Without Frontiers


A favourite of hipsters, music nerds and savvy gift shoppers, Music Without Frontiers is one of those places that can eat hours of your time if you’re not careful. Fortunately, when it’s bucketing it down with rain, those are the best places to be! From obscure vinyl jazz records to ancient punk cassettes to Avant-garde experimental pop CDs, you can find just about anything if you look hard enough.

“Wonderful collection of great world music. Friendly helpful service.” – Ann Porteus

Barre Class

Image credit: BarreCode
Image credit: BarreCode



Fun, fast paced and highly effective, Barrecode is a kind of cross between isometrics, pilates, strength and flexibility exercises, all based around the use of a ballet barre. It’s a serious workout (and a lot more fun then going running in the rain), but the classes are wonderfully supportive, and you’ll soon get into the swing of things. You’ll be genuinely amazed at the results just a few sessions can bring, and we guarantee you’ll be hooked.

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Ethos Eat Drink


From the first-class local produce to the beautiful old 1820s building, Ethos is all about celebrating the very best of Tasmania. The wines are local, the ingredients are sourced from the area’s finest artisan suppliers, and the warm and highly knowledgeable staff will guide you through every dish you try. If you’re stuck for choice, the free-range pork rillettes are always a good way to start!

“The wines were matched beautifully and each was carefully explained by the knowledgeable staff. The food was exciting with great taste, texture and a real sense of adventure. The staff made us feel welcome and important and the service was terrific. A meal to remember – we will definitely return and with great anticipation!!” – janjelly



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