Moonah, Tasmania, Suburb Profile
Moonah is a suburb on the north side of Hobart and has a primarily flat area, with hills and mountains lining the horizon. Residents can enjoy the summer sun streaming in the windows and the stunning snow-capped view of Mount Wellington during winter.
This northern suburb boasts convenient shopping, trendy cafes and restaurants, family entertainment, office opportunities, great transport options and parks for kids. Not to mention, the famous Hobart Inner City Cycleway runs straight through Moonah!
Where is Moonah, Tasmania?
Situated in Southern Tasmania and one of Hobart’s northern suburbs, Moonah is a 10-minute drive from the capital’s CBD, 5 minutes to Northgate Shopping Centre and only 11 minutes to Tasmania’s largest shopping centre, Eastlands. For those who need to fly for work or enjoy countless family holidays, a domestic flight is only 20 minutes away.
Moonah, Tasmania to Hobart: 15 mins drive, 6.7 km
Population of 5,421 in the 2016 Census.
The size of Moonah is approximately 2.8 square kilometres.
Real estate in Moonah
Moonah is a bustling suburb with plenty to offer renters wanting a low-maintenance home, investors adding to their portfolio, first-time buyers entering the market, and families wishing to move to a family-friendly suburb.
Properties in Moonah are predominantly weatherboard homes built in the early to mid-1900s with three or more bedrooms. This sunny northern suburb also offers some tidy units, semi-detached flats and modern apartments.
Many homes have recently been refurbished, taking advantage of the all-day sun and letting it stream into the spacious living spaces, while others provide unique opportunities to be renovated. Many homeowners have found original features during renovation, such as Tas Oak timber floorboards, ceiling roses and textured plaster walls.
The properties in this area feature spacious layouts, additional storage, garages and sheds, and large flat blocks with low-maintenance, fully-fenced, tidy backyards.
If you are looking to purchase another investment to add to your portfolio, over one-third of the homes in Moonah are rental properties, providing great rental opportunities.
Featured Moonah properties sold by Fall Real Estate:
5 Highfield Street, Moonah, Tas 7009
SOLD - $720K
22 Leonard Avenue, Moonah, Tas 7009
SOLD - $500K
32/38 Amiens Avenue, Moonah, Tas 7009
SOLD - $475K
40 Walch Avenue, Moonah, Tas 7009
SOLD - $710k
Transport availability in Moonah
Several transportation options are available for travelling to and around Moonah, including bus, taxi, car, bike, and walking.
Public transport into the city takes about 24 minutes, passing through Moonah every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, every 20 minutes Saturdays, and every 30 minutes Sundays and public holidays. The local bus service, Metro, calls this “Turn Up and GO” and drives along Main Road, Moonah’s main street. For more information about the Hobart to Glenorchy via Moonah route, click here.
The Hobart Inner City Cycleway, known by locals as ‘the bike track’, runs through Moonah.
Things to do in Moonah
The opportunities for entertaining your children, young or old, are endless in Moonah and the surrounding suburbs.
Putters Adventure Golf is an indoor and outdoor family day of fun facility situated at the entrance to Moonah. Creating an ultimate space for children to immerse themselves in the world of miniature golf, Putters Adventure Golf has built enchanting landscaped gardens, flowing streams, rock pools and waterfalls surrounding the course. At this facility, you can also enjoy a games arcade, children's play areas and hot coffee at their in-house cafe!
Are you wondering what to do on the weekend or want to have a family activity together over winter? You can experience Moonah's buzzing, vibrant community at Zone Bowling while learning how to bowl with your family or friends. A bit of healthy rivalry is good for bonding and laughing with your family and friends.
Moonah Arts Centre, owned by Glenorchy City Council, enriches locals' lives, bringing a sense of community and a shared love for arts and culture for all ages. They promise to surprise and delight everyone who comes for a visit!
Arrogone Archers is located just outside of Moonah in the Gerrard Street Reserve, West Moonah, and they welcome you to come and have a go at Archery! They have the equipment to suit beginners and groups of all ages and several qualified coaches to teach you about hitting the target!
Moonah has plenty of parks and reserves for you to visit with your family, including Benjafield Park, where you can use the BBQ and picnic facilities, the play equipment, and bring your much-loved companion for the ride! In addition, exciting news about Glenorchy City Council’s plan to commence construction of a renewal playspace for Benjafield Park during the 2023/2024 financial year!
The Moonah Community Centre offers its locals a space for meetings, sports activities, weddings and parties, with the main hall, kitchen, reception room and committee room available for hire.
Nature and recreation spots in Moonah
St Aubyn Square Reserve is a beautiful open grass space in Moonah where children and adults alike can come and kick the football, learn to ride a bike, play on the play equipment or purchase one of the character homes surrounding this reserve and call it home.
The famous Hobart Intercity Cycleway runs straight through Moonah. Locals can access the bike path off Albert Road, Hopkins Street or the car park behind the Moonah shops on the eastern side.
“From the Cenotaph, the cycleway follows the Derwent River upstream, passing under the Tasman Bridge and close by the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Further on, the playground at Cornelian Bay is just a short side trip away and an excellent spot for a snack or picnic. The cycleway then leaves the river edge and soon reaches New Town Rivulet, from where keen riders can continue on to MONA and Claremont.” Greater Hobart Trails.
Station Street Reserve is a little grass strip alongside the Cycleway where you can park and get your bikes out or set up morning tea or a picnic-style lunch at the undercover picnic tables before or after your ride.
Every Monday at 9:15 am, you can join the West Moonah Allsorts walking group at the West Moonah community house. This walk, run by Heart Foundation, is medium-paced and goes for 45-60 minutes.
Dining in Moonah
Moonah offers plenty of breakfast, lunch, dinner and bakery options for you to choose from.
You will find a quaint bakery on Sunderland Street, BAKED gluten-free, where everything on the menu, as the name suggests, is gluten-free! You can buy your gluten-free bread here too! Other bakery options include Banjo’s Moonah, Manna Bakehouse, JM Cake, and Shake a Leg.
If you don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight or any night, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and local breweries, bars and restaurants are all available nearby. Local favourites include Sault Café, St Albi Bar & Eatery and Cyclo Street Food Moonah.
Shopping in Moonah
Moonah is a thriving business community that provides a wide range of stores to meet your everyday needs, including retail, servicing, and occasional purchases.
Main Road is home to numerous stores, including Commonwealth Bank, Moonah Post Shop, the Moonah Newsagency, BP petrol station, and Chemist Warehouse. Moonah’s Woolworths, No Frills Foodmarket, 9/11 bottleshop, and the local bakeries ensure your pantry is always stocked.
Moonah has almost everything you would need for your health care, such as the Moonah Health Centre with experienced doctors, Steven Hooper Hearing for hearing care, Moonah Dental Centre for oral care, Barber Care and Rebel at Heart for the perfect haircuts, Eureka for support with mental ill-health, and Independent Kids for therapy for children and adults.
Moonah is also home to a variety of servicing needs, including Iris computing for technology solutions, Programmed for job acquisition and hiring employees, Choice Support Tasmania helping people living with disabilities, Zap Fitness for exercise, Fall Real Estate for professional property agents, Jacksons Security for locksmiths, and an Animal Emergency Service for pet medical care.
If you experience vehicle issues or want to purchase a new one, Moonah’s auto shops, mechanics, and car dealers are here to help, including Autobarn for auto and car parts, Midas Moonah Hobart Tyre & Auto Service, ARB 4x4 Accessaries for all things offroad, Craig’s Bodyworks, Moonah Mufflers for parts, repairs and custom builds, Jackmans Garage for specialist services, MIDAS for automotive services, and Tilford Trade Clearance Centre for used cars.
Perhaps you are looking to move to a new suburb and start a new career. Foresite Tasmania, located on the main street of Moonah, offers training programs for those interested in working in the disability, ageing and childcare sectors.
If your home needs a revamp, Harris Scarfe, The Good Guys, Fantastic Furniture and Harvey Norman are all in Moonah. The suburb also has a fantastic selection of trade stores, including Wyllie Tiles, Modern Living Carpet Court, Nuts & Bolts Tasmania, Clennett’s Mitre 10, Fabrique and Beacon Lighting.
City Mission Op Shop provides an opportunity for locals to donate or support by purchasing second-hand items to help fund the work City Mission undertake and help those in the Moonah community and beyond who need it most.
Are you getting married? Strutt Design Studio offers Tasmania's finest in all things bridal and special event wear. You can book a bridal viewing appointment, have your clothing items altered by the best and find the perfect accessory to match your dream wedding gown.
If you have an abundance of belongings and need to reduce them or aren't yet ready to relocate to your new place, consider storing your furniture or extra items at Storage Moonah to streamline the moving process. Additionally, if you are searching for a home in Moonah or a neighbouring area, feel free to stop by our Moonah Office and speak with our knowledgeable local property agents, who possess a wealth of knowledge about the area.
If you are planning to sell your current home and want to buy in Moonah or surrounding areas, consider a cleaning service in Moonah to get your property ready for open homes! Brite Facilities, a family-owned business based in Moonah, provides reliable service using non-toxic cleaning products.
Moonah is conveniently located with a quick 10-minute drive south to the CBD’s primary shopping area or just 10 to 15 minutes across the River Derwent to Eastlands, Tasmania’s biggest shopping centre.
Community Clubs in Moonah
At the Moonah Sports Centre, you can choose from a variety of sports, such as basketball, netball, badminton, dance, drama, futsal, table tennis, squash, volleyball and wheelchair sports. Their goal is to offer affordable options for a wide range of sports in their indoor facilities.
The Rotary Club of Moonah is a great way to get involved with the community and local fundraisers. They organise a variety of events, including Mini Markets, family bike days, and driver mentorship programs, all with a passion for supporting their community and every individual.
Moonah is home to an abundance of churches, including Your Church on Charles Street. This Pentecostal church offers a 10 AM Sunday Service, Connect Groups, regular activities and gatherings to help you connect with your local community. Your Church, also known as Energizer Church, values all people everywhere, for everyone has a story.
The Multicultural Hub in Moonah is a community-based organisation that empowers people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds to have a voice. They offer a space where members can come together to share information and promote inclusiveness in the community.
In the neighbouring suburb of New Town, you also have the option to join the Southern Tasmanian Netball Association, Hobart Bowls Centre or New Town Croquet Club.
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Schools in Moonah
Situated within the suburb of Moonah are St Therese’s Catholic School and Bowden Road Primary School. Moonah Primary School is located just across the suburban border in Derwent Park. All three primary schools are co-educational and cater for Kindergarten to Year 6.
There are plenty of nearby high schools for you to choose from, including Hilliard Christian School (Kinder to Year 12 students), Hobart City High Schools (Newtown and Ogilvie campuses), and Sacred Heart College (Kinder to Year 10 students).
West Moonah offers a unique learning experience at Francis Flexible Learning Centre, providing alternative education for students in years 7 to 10.
They aim to “empower young people to liberate themselves from their circumstances through positive educational experiences that build skills, knowledge, meaningful relationships and self-efficacy.”
If your children haven't reached school age yet, Moonah has two childcare centres, Child Care Connections Benjafield and Lady Gowrie.
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