Fun & games in Hobart

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Fun Activities & Games in Hobart

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  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, UK2,076 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modest, but attractive, city centre park near the harbour in Hobart, filled with intriguing colonial era monuments plus more modern ‘first native’ additions. The park is on a steep slope, but footpaths wind through it
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • WonderSuper
    Hobart, Australia3,695 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attend to view club hockey games. $5 entry cashless payment only at booth. Covid check in area clear. Three turfs with good signage. Enjoyed a tea while watching the game and great kiosk opens with a surprising amount of options. Free parking though when busy can flow out to the streets. There is an indoor area to purchase bar drinks and food too. Hobart is lucky to have such a great venue.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • p c
    Sydney, Australia77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited on a Saturday night and it was busy but not over crowded. Live music all night was wonderful. Not many tables were open. Pokies rooms were busy. Bistro downstairs had nice food. We had the roast pork which was great.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have walked past the front entrance to this club on Davey Street on numerous occasions during our visits to Hobart and seen the "Visitors Welcome" sign and thought that we should visit one day and have a look.

    On this wet, windy and cold Friday we finally investigated and are so pleased that we did as we were lucky enough to see a match in progress.

    The first thing that struck us was the design of the indoor court which was built in 1875. The court, which appeared to be wider and longer than a normal lawn tennis court, was enclosed by high walls on all four sides, three of which had sloping roofs beneath which there were viewing areas covered by rope netting behind which spectators could sit and watch proceedings. One of the walls partly protruded into the court but only for a short distance of the courts overall length. The floor appeared to be made of timber and had various lines marked across it. Shots had to be played over a net which divided the court into two ends (similar to lawn tennis) but could be played off the walls (as in squash). The balls in use were heavier than those used for lawn tennis and less bouncy whilst the racquets were made of wood. The rules appeared to be very complicated.

    The very informative staff member advised us that Real Tennis is the original racquet sport from which lawn tennis is derived. It appears that Real Tennis was being played in England and Europe in the 16th century and even earlier but is now only played in four countries being Australia, the UK, the USA and France.

    The Hobart Club was founded in 1875 and is now one of the oldest sporting clubs in the Southern Hemisphere. The only other operating Real Tennis courts in Australia are located in Melbourne and Ballarat.

    Well worth a visit, particularly if a match is in progress.
    Written 22 June 2021
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  • Mike Fry
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience, thanks Rob. Having worked in aviation and as a navy air controller I thoroughly enjoyed being up front in a realistic simulator. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting flight simulator experience or just curious about what it takes to fly a 737.
    Written 4 March 2021
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  • shemmas
    Sydney, Australia53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first ever experience in an escape room. The host was very welcoming and informative. She explained everything in very simple terms. The escape room experience was so good. We had so much fun, there were 4 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and would definately recommend anyone to experience it.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Nikki J
    Penguin, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Bounce on our first family trip to Hobart and were very pleased with how clean the toilets were and the amount of sanitiser stations full and available. Our 6 year old was thrilled to see the climbing walls and spent most of his time climbing. Our 5 year old loved bouncing and made a new friend in the play equipment. We ordered chicken nuggets and chips as a treat and the meals were quite large and ready in great time. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the children did not want to leave. We would definitely recommend bounce, we will be back to visit again next time.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Hotairballoon
    Paris, France55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, quaint and fantastic. A great place to relax and it also serves alcohol, if you are feeling like a drink with your film. Concession tickets and although pricey, I liked the intimate feel of this cinema
    Written 5 May 2023
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,550 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a quick swim here in the early evening. It was busy but there were a few lap lanes available. The student entry is now $6.90 which seems quite high. Public change rooms are now much cleaner and nicer.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park was once where the Prince of Wales Battery once stood as part of Hobart's defenses. It is now a great open expanse of green, some well developed trees and a great place to walk in one of the more pleasant and historical areas of Hobart.
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • BBB_au
    Hobart, Australia314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a brand new addition to the Hobart City Councils outdoor recreation facilities. What a new area it is too.
    Consisting of so many things the "parks" main feature is 2 wood fired ovens that are open to the public. The Council provides to "helpers" to mangae everyone cooking and the last Sunday in the month they let the Community turn up without a booking fee and use it. (under supervision)
    Not only this but there is rock climbing, a separate BBQ area, a MASSIVE swing for all. Note: This swing is very unique. In fact it's the 2nd last one in the world!!! The last one is in Launceston funnily enough. Paved walking tracks all around and wheel chair friendly. Toilets are the latest and even cater for the little ones.
    2 slides and such interesting architecture.
    A must visit and if you don't want to book the ovens then everything is free.
    Written 2 February 2019
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great playground that is in a handy location near the Mt Nelson lookout.

    My son enjoyed his time here after we dragged him to lookout.
    Written 24 December 2018
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parliament St Reserve is famous for its BIG blue slide and rightly so. The kids love it and so do the adults.

    Nearby are the excellent Fitzroy Gardebs
    Written 11 December 2018
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came for the playground for my son, but the views are worth a visit by itself. Great spot on the way to Cenotaph to stop
    Written 13 December 2018
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  • UrbanObserver
    Sydney, Australia283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took two children on a wet Tuesday night for some time out from the hotel room. They had such a great time. We picked up a couple of cards loaded them up with some funds and had a blast. It wasn't busy so we had plenty of games to choose from without having to wait.

    The games are up to date and the ticket machines not to hard. Staff here at this location are great with children and take their time when redeeming prizes.

    The Laser tag at the back is also fun and also very good value. Its a perfect entertainment option. I would suggest allowing 1 - 2 hours of play
    Written 24 September 2015
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