North Hobart, Tasmania

Suburb Profile

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North Hobart Suburb Profile

Experience the dynamic blend of history and youthful energy in North Hobart! This vibrant suburb pulses with exciting opportunities, from catching an arthouse film at the iconic State Cinema to savouring jazz performances or delectable Bi Bim Bap dishes at Kalbi, a Korean gem. Despite its central location, North Hobart maintains a tranquil charm, with tree-lined streets adorned by Sycamore and Silver Birch trees.


Once a bustling industrial hub, North Hobart's community spirit endured through the years. A pivotal moment came in the 1970s when former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's visit saved the iconic State Cinema from demolition. Today, North Hobart stands as one of the most coveted residential areas, cherished for its contemporary vibe and rich heritage.

Where is North Hobart, Tasmania?

North Hobart is a suburb situated north of Hobart's CBD. It's conveniently located only a 5-minute drive from Hobart's city centre, and all primary services are within 4km. If you live in this vibrant suburb, you can reach Hobart's domestic and international airport in less than 20 minutes by car, provided it's outside peak hours.


Postcode of 7000, Tasmania

North Hobart to Hobart: 5 mins drive, 2.0 km via Murray Street

Population of 2,600 in the 2021 Census

Real estate in North Hobart

If you haven't heard already, North Hobart has become one of the most in-demand suburbs among those who want to live in the inner city. With many streets within walking distance to the CBD, UTAS faculties and the North Hobart famous cultural restaurant and cafe strip, many residents are here to stay. Just think, there will be an attractive lifestyle within walking distance waiting for you to join each day and evening.


North Hobart has a diverse range of architectural styles, including Georgian, Victorian, Federation, mid-century, and contemporary designs. For example, the impressive S. Group-designed corner apartment complex on Elizabeth Street features a modern and contemporary design.


While most of the suburb predominantly features cottage-sized homes with compact gardens and courtyards, larger family homes and grand properties, such as the Federation property, The Elms, built in 1917 and sold by Fall in 2018, can also be found.


Many of the homes in North Hobart are delightful and character-filled, with formal lounge and dining rooms, modern extensions, large bedrooms with built-ins, tasteful, vintage and classic styling, private verandahs, courtyards and patios with mature trees, or direct access to lock up garages from the street.


Some charming Federation-style homes have been renovated with modern comforts, offering contemporary designs, good street appeal, a functional floorplan and secure garage parking.


Many homes feature a cosy fireplace or more, perfect for unwinding next to the crackling fire on cold winter evenings. During the summer months, the French doors, entertaining patios, or north-facing windows invite you to enjoy the warm sun streaming through your property.


If you're searching for a rental property in North Hobart or its surrounding suburbs, we have a wide selection of houses and units available to suit your preferences. Our team of helpful property managers are ready to assist you in finding the perfect home. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.


If you're considering investing in North Hobart properties, we recommend reaching out to our residential leasing agents directly. They are knowledgeable professionals who can offer valuable insights and assist you in making an informed decision regarding the current rental market. You can also contact them for the most up-to-date information on available properties.

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Transport availability in North Hobart

Several transportation options are available for travelling to and around North Hobart, including bus, taxi, car, bike, and walking.


If you want to travel from North Hobart to Hobart, the bus journey will take approximately 8 minutes. Metro Tasmania, O'Driscoll Coaches and Tassielink Transit operate the bus service. The bus departs from Stop 7, Elizabeth St / Strahan St and arrives at Stop 1, No.55 Campbell St. Generally, 1022 buses run weekly. Still, schedules may differ on weekends and holidays, so it's best to check beforehand. To learn more about the North Hobart to Hobart route, please click here.


North Hobart has a flat topography and is incredibly convenient for reaching several inner-city suburbs and the CBD on foot. The Glebe, West Hobart, Mount Stuart, New Town, and Lenah Valley are all within walking distance from North Hobart.

Things to do in North Hobart

North Hobart offers a variety of activities and experiences to indulge in. You can explore the renowned restaurant and cafe strip or visit the one-of-a-kind Cat Cafe. Whether you're a visitor or considering becoming a resident, North Hobart will surely delight you.


Adam and Sarah Honeyman run the Cat Cafe, the first in Australia to have a full commercial kitchen and seven to ten permanent cat residents. They offer delicious home-style food catering, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.


The cafe has a "cat room" that provides a family-friendly space filled with books, games and toys for children to enjoy. The owners have put considerable thought into creating a place where parents can play and learn with their children while having the option to sit back and relax while their kids interact and observe the cats up close.


For a century, The State Cinema in Hobart has been an iconic entertainment venue for Tasmanians of all generations. The North Hobart State Cinema has created a modern and sophisticated atmosphere, making it the ideal spot for a night out with your gal pals or buddies. Enjoy a drink or two while watching a great movie with your closest friends, partner or family.


The State Bookstore is located next to the State Cinema on Elizabeth Street. This quaint boutique store offers a variety of high-quality books, paper, stationery, and gifts, with gift wrapping available. They focus on non-fiction, travel, fashion, architecture and carefully curated fiction.


The Preloved Market is held in St James Hall on the top of Elizabeth Street on the first Saturday of every month, starting at noon. Their indoor, preloved and vintage market is passionate about slow fashion and thinking sustainability! Why not give it a go and get on board?


Frangipani Fabrics offers an exciting experience for its locals and visitors, including children. With a community focus and generosity at heart, Frangipani Fabrics offer a Sewing School and shop in North Hobart. They offer a sewing class nearly every day of the week where you can stay cosy in the winter or enjoy their sunny studio in the summer.


The Superstar Karaoke Bar is Hobart's only karaoke bar, dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can come together and connect with their friends and family over their shared love of music, dancing, singing, and drinks!


Also home to North Hobart and loved by locals is the Cultural Park and North Hobart Skate Park. This premier skatepark is a hot spot for both young and older skaters, featuring an ample, smooth concrete skating space. The park also offers play equipment, recreational facilities and seating, and shade trees for visitors to enjoy.


T-Bone Brewing Co. opened the North Hobart BrewPub for locals to enjoy a selection of Tasmanian cider, wine, spirits and 16 T-Bone brews on tap while enjoying authentic Italian food from Amici Italian.


North Hobart is the central location for community festivals and events, including the Estia Greek Festival Hobart and the Festa Italia Hobart. North Hobart also hosts indoor soccer, dance and choir events.

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Nature and recreation spots

One of the beautiful things about North Hobart is that even though it's in the inner city, you can still enjoy the beauty of nature from within the area and the surrounding suburbs.


Located on Argyle Street, Soundy Park provides a spacious and lush area for afternoon picnics, complete with a grassy knoll, an enclosed dog exercise area, and a playground. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk, or children can ride their bikes on the gently sloping concrete path that runs throughout the grassy expanse.


If you take a ten-minute walk up the hill, you will find yourself in West Hobart, surrounded by parks, including Caldew Park.


If you're up for a slightly more challenging walk, Arthur Street will take you even closer to Knocklofty bush reserve (a 45-minute walk or a 9-minute drive), where you can enjoy the exhilarating scent of eucalypt.


At the opposite end of Hobart, don't miss out on the chance to explore our beloved Botanical Gardens. It's a serene space where you can marvel at native flora, imaginative gardens, and so much more.

Cafes and dining

North Hobart is a popular destination for dining and socializing, with the famous Elizabeth Street offering a variety of food experiences, live music, and bars. It is a great place to start your next food adventure!


Local cafes offer delicious coffee, breakfast, and lunch options. For a satisfying coffee or meal, consider visiting Room for a Pony or Born in Brunswick cafe. Additionally, at Born in Brunswick, you can even book a barista's course to learn how to make great coffee yourself.


North Hobart offers a variety of cuisine options, such as Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Indian, Italian, and Chinese. Some of these include Kalbi, which serves tasty Korean dishes; Nando's North Hobart with their flavourful peri-peri sauce; Pancho Villa, a Mexican restaurant with a lively atmosphere and creative menu; and All Thai Restaurant, which uses locally sourced ingredients while creating authentic Thai flavours.


At Raincheck Lounge, you can enjoy classic café dishes and Modern Australian breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. They cater to all dietary requirements and serve locally roasted coffee, along with a selection of Tasmanian wines, beers, and spirits that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.


The Winston Pub provides a relaxed atmosphere with a selection of American-style comfort food, as well as a variety of beer and wine options, all while featuring local music. No reservations are necessary, so walk in and enjoy yourself!


Looking for a great Sunday hangout spot with live music and drink specials? Head over to Lizzie and Lefroy's! Their cozy fireplace is perfect for warming up on chilly winter days or nights. Indulge in their classic menu and sip on their unique cocktails while enjoying live music.


At Renown Milk Bar, one of Australia's oldest milk bars located in North Hobart, a wide variety of sugary treats awaits to entice your taste buds. Indulge in high-quality chocolates, ice cream, lollies, and much more during your visit.


Be sure to add Sweetenvy to your list of places to visit. You will have the opportunity to treat yourself to the best-baked goods, including cupcakes and made-to-order cakes, made with high-quality ingredients and expert skill. You won't regret making the trip!


Willing Bros is a charming wine bar that exudes a lively buzz thanks to its enthusiastic owners and staff. With not just wine but plenty of it and with an impressive selection of around 300 bottles on the list, you can also enjoy simple and flavoursome meals directly at the bar.

Shopping and services

North Hobart has a great selection of shopping and services for its locals. Woolworths is a short walk from Elizabeth Street on Campbell Street, our extremely popular Hill Street Grocer can be found on Arthur Street, and the Wing and Co., an Asian grocery store, is situated on Tamar Street.


Located in the heart of North Hobart on Elizabeth Street, our well-known Fall Real Estate North Hobart office is easily accessible. You can drop by and get to know your local Fall agents. If you are considering selling your property and relocating to a different suburb, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation property appraisal.


Let us know what kind of suburb you are looking for, and we will assist you in finding the perfect location and the right home!


Along Elizabeth Street are three pharmacies: the Guardian Pharmacy, North Hobart Pharmacy, and a Chemist Warehouse. If you are looking for a local medical service, Calvery Consulting Suits offers an orthopaedic service; the Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) provides free child health assessments for ages 0-5 years; Visual Eyes Hobart for eye examinations and visual therapy; Oral Health and Dental Imaging Plus for all your dental needs, and By Design Physiotherapy.


There are plenty of hairdressers to choose from and find the right fit for you and your hair: Heightened Hair, Bloom Hair Lounge, Fusion Hairdressing, and the Blades Barbershop. You will also see a few women's clothing stores throughout North Hobart.


Also within North Hobart are florists, a homewares and gift shop, a restoration shop, a quilt shop, a Vinnies and a Ten Lives Op Shop, a uniform shop, an art supplies shop and Lake Leather.


Other services throughout North Hobart are automotive shops, plumbing, doors and windows, second-hand appliance stores, car dealers, car wash, funeral services and more.


While North Hobart has so much to offer, the CBD is only a short drive south, where the rest of your necessities can be bought or needs met.

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If you own a business in North Hobart or Southern Tasmania, we would love to showcase it in our suburb profiles. Please send us an email ( and tell us about your business, what makes it unique, and why we should feature it.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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North Hobart schools

North Hobart has a selection of well-renowned schools. The Friends' School vision is to provide an education for spiritual and intellectual growth. They seek to help their students to think clearly and act with integrity.


Lambert School is a small co-educational primary and secondary school that encourages students to become confident and active community members and creative and life-long learners.


Campbell Street Primary School is a Tasmanian Government-run school whose curriculum is underpinned by inquiry-based learning. They work with the community and their teachers to create targeted learning opportunities for each student.


Elizabeth College is a Year 11 and 12 college that is also located in North Hobart. They offer a range of learning programs that run across two years, preparing students for university, work or vocational study.


You also have many choices when deciding which childcare centre to send your child to. Goodstart North Hobart offers engaging educational programs and fresh meals from their nutritionally based menu. They also cater for children's dietary requirements!


Your child can become part of The Friends community learning at their Early Learning Centre. They use the Australian government's My Time, Our Place Framework and engage children through inquiry, play, expression and positive relationships.


North Hobart also has Lady Gowrie, which provides high-quality education and has a 'Children First' philosophy. They develop programs around play-based learning to help engage children and build the skills they need to be successful in life.


This lively suburb is also home to the Encore Dance & Theatre School, who believe dance is for everyone; Hobart Dance Academy, who assist every dancer to be their best; and the International Academy of Music, where your child can develop a love and passion for music.

North Hobart property prices

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Fall Real Estate has a network of eight premier real estate offices strategically positioned throughout Southern Tasmania, providing you with convenient access to our friendly and professional agents.


Our conveniently located office in North Hobart is within close reach for those looking to buy or sell property in North Hobart and its surrounding areas.

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