Suburb Profile - South Hobart

May 2024 | By Fall Real Estate | Tags: Suburb Profile

South Hobart, Tasmania, Suburb Profile

Welcome to South Hobart! Just minutes from Hobart's CBD, this charming suburb offers a perfect blend of heritage charm and modern convenience. Enjoy local restaurants, shops, and easy access to the city centre. Nature lovers can explore scenic walks along the rivulet or hike up kunanyi/Mount Wellington. With nearby amenities like hospitals, schools, and parks, South Hobart provides a vibrant lifestyle in a highly desirable location.

Where is South Hobart, Tasmania?

South Hobart, Tasmania, Suburb Profile | Fall Real Estate

Located just a stone's throw from Hobart's bustling CBD, South Hobart is a quaint neighbourhood that seamlessly merges urban convenience with natural beauty. Situated within a 10-15-minute leisurely stroll from the heart of the city and the iconic Salamanca Market, residents enjoy easy access to an array of local restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions within the suburb and beyond.


Postcode of 7004, Tasmania

Population of 5,886 in the 2021 Census

The size of South Hobart is approximately 9.2 square kilometres.

Real estate in South Hobart

South Hobart, Tasmania, Suburb Profile | Fall Real Estate

South Hobart is a suburb renowned for its charming properties catering to diverse lifestyles and preferences. From classic weatherboard residences exuding timeless appeal to modern brick homes boasting sleek designs, the architectural diversity within this suburb is truly remarkable.


One of the defining features of properties in South Hobart is their strategic location. Many homes are conveniently near amenities, including local shops, cafes, and recreational facilities. This accessibility ensures that residents have everything they need at their doorstep, contributing to a vibrant and dynamic community atmosphere.


In addition to its urban conveniences, South Hobart is also blessed with breathtaking natural surroundings. With picturesque views of kunanyi/Mount Wellington and nearby rivulets, residents have a serene environment that enhances everyday living. The lush greenery and scenic vistas provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and outdoor activities.


Investors are particularly drawn to the suburb's lucrative opportunities. Properties in South Hobart offer a range of options, from extended family living to short-stay accommodation or development projects. The flexibility of floor plans and zoning regulations allows investors to capitalise on the growing demand for housing in the area, making it an attractive prospect for those looking to expand their property portfolio.


Many homes in South Hobart have been thoughtfully designed to offer modern comforts and conveniences. Open-plan living spaces, low-maintenance gardens, and ample off-street parking are just some of the features that contribute to the quality of life for residents. Whether seeking historic charm or contemporary luxury, buyers are sure to find a property that meets their needs and preferences in South Hobart.


South Hobart presents a unique blend of urban convenience, natural beauty, and investment potential. Its diverse range of properties and desirable location make it a highly sought-after suburb for homebuyers and investors alike. Whether looking for a peaceful retreat or a bustling urban lifestyle, South Hobart offers something for everyone.

Featured South Hobart properties sold by Fall Real Estate:

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9/312 Davey Street,
South Hobart, Tas, 7004

SOLD - $650,000

September 2023

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3/288 Davey Street,
South Hobart, Tas, 7004

SOLD - $611,000

August 2023

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1/29 Wentworth Street, South Hobart, Tas, 7004

SOLD - $405,000

April 2023


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52 Wellington Street,
North Hobart, Tas 7000

SOLD - $995,000

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Transport availability in South Hobart

Several transportation options are available for travelling to and around South Hobart, including bus, taxi, car, bike, electric scooter hire (within the CBD), and walking.


A good walk from South Hobart to the CBD, North Hobart, West Hobart, Salamanca, and Battery Point is well within reach and promises a fun outing. Some areas require more effort due to the slight uphill terrain, but it can still be manageable.


Buses regularly run through South Hobart and the CBD, with the Hobart City Interchange at the heart of Hobart on Elizabeth Street. Once you are at the Hobart City Interchange, you can easily travel to the Northern Suburbs, Eastern Shore Suburbs, and Southern Suburbs.


For up-to-date bus schedules in South Hobart, please visit Metro's website by clicking here.

Things to do

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The Cascades Female Factory, a UNESCO World Heritage site, narrates the harrowing tales of convict women and girls, their hardships, and their pivotal role in Australia's colonial history. Located in South Hobart, this immersive experience offers exhibitions, guided tours, theatrical performances, and educational programs, shedding light on a lesser-known aspect of Australia's past. From 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily, visitors can delve into these women's lives.


Wellesley Park has transformed, remarkably revitalising its once-old playground into a captivating nature-based haven that seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern innovation. Through creative landscaping and integrating natural play elements alongside new play equipment, children in the local community have an exciting and inspiring space to enjoy right in their neighbourhood.


Cascade Brewery stands as Australia's oldest operating brewery. Rooted deeply in Tasmanian brewing history, they take pride in their local heritage and are dedicated to sharing it with visitors. Their historic beer garden welcomes guests seven days a week, offering a taste of Tasmania through their brews and cuisines. You can explore their rich history further by booking a guided historical tour or delving into the brewing process with a brewery tour. Additionally, don't miss out on their exciting upcoming events.


The Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association (STBA) offers a range of programs and events for badminton enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Their Junior Coaching Program, held every Saturday from 1 pm to 2 pm, provides tailored coaching for beginners and intermediate players, ensuring their development on the court. They warmly invite schools to join their organised rosters, fostering participation and growth in the sport among school-aged children.


Established in 1979, the Hobart Ladies' Badminton Association (HLBA) welcomes women of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy competitive yet friendly matches during daytime hours. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned player, STBA and HLBA provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy the sport and improve their skills.


C3 Church Hobart's invigorating playgroup sessions are held amidst the scenic backdrop of South Hobart. These gatherings offer a haven for parents and carers to mingle. Led by passionate C3 Hobart mums, young adults, and devoted family volunteers, the playgroup boasts baby-friendly toys, spacious rooms, and a fenced playground. Children revel in joyful exploration while adults savour delightful coffee from the nearby Rivulet Cafe. Sessions are affordable, with the first on the house inviting families to partake in this enriching community experience.


Tasmania's vibrant festival scene, where every season offers a unique celebration, is just minutes away in Hobart CBD. Hobart's love for a good event knows no bounds; from winter bonfires illuminating the night sky to summer gatherings set against sparkling waters, You can enjoy the Festival of Voices, The Tasmanian Wine Festival, the Beaker Street Festival, and Tasmanian Whisky Week, all from a short walk from your South Hobart residence or an easy drive.


Continue to uncover the richness of South Hobart and its surrounding areas with our extensive guide: "Best Things to Do in Southern Tasmania." Delve into a wealth of insights and suggestions, revealing the area's most enchanting attractions suitable for both families and individuals

Nature and recreation spots

Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the breathtaking surroundings of South Hobart, which boasts the rugged wilderness of kunanyi/Mount Wellington and the beauty of the Hobart Rivulet.


Discover a unique walk amidst the urban landscape along the 2km Hobart Rivulet Linear Park and walking track, offering picturesque mountain views near the city centre. Accessible from various points, including Cascade Gardens and Collins/Molle Streets, this flat and easy trail follows the Hobart Rivulet to Cascade Brewery, featuring BBQ facilities and a playground.


Heading upstream towards kunanyi/Mount Wellington, the trail reveals glimpses of the city's history. The walk from Hobart, meant only for the brave, explores the lower section of the rivulet towards Campbell Street and the Derwent River, where you follow an underground tunnel that opens into a graffiti-covered brick gallery. On this walk, remember to bring adequate lighting, check for possible flood dangers, and wear sturdy footwear for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Shopping and services

South Hobart, where the bustling Hill Street Grocer stands as a beacon of freshness, boasting delectable ready-to-eat meals and culinary inspirations galore. Additionally, The Macquarie Store provides convenience as a supermarket hub, while Salamanca Fresh beckons with its bountiful array of fresh produce, inviting you to savour every bite. Also in South Hobart, Cellarbrations offers a selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers to suit every palate.


Vinnies South Hobart extends a helping hand through over 200 essential services aimed at supporting those in need. At Vinnies Shops, you can contribute to the community by donating or purchasing second-hand items in excellent condition. With every dollar spent, you directly impact local initiatives and aid individuals facing homelessness or adversity.


You can also indulge in the treasures at Kookaburra Books & Clothing. This quaint establishment offers a curated selection of fine and rare books alongside a diverse range of pre-loved designer and vintage clothing. Operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.


The Jesse Tree, a Saints Parish Shop, invites you to discover its eclectic mix of treasures, including retro fashion, books, toys, handmade crafts, china, sweet treats, and so much more. It is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Keep in the loop via its Facebook page.


The Jesse Tree also hosts Monthly Markets, a delightful gathering held on the last Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 2 pm (except December, when it shifts to the 2nd Saturday). Here, a treasure trove awaits, featuring vintage homewares, literary gems, homemade delights, artisanal crafts, and locally sourced produce, among other great finds.


Embrace the outdoors with Cyclingo South Hobart, catering to cyclists of all levels with expert guidance and equipment to explore the scenic beauty of the region and beyond.


Antiques on Macquarie promises a journey through time with its curated collection of timeless treasures, inviting you to uncover hidden gems and unique finds.


The Resource Work Cooperative operates a non-profit tip shop where every purchase contributes to their meaningful initiatives. Here, the spirit of giving back thrives.


Whether you're seeking culinary delights, timeless treasures, or opportunities to give back, South Hobart invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and be part of the community.

Dining and cafes

South Hobart boasts a diverse dining scene, offering an array of options to tantalise your taste buds. And for anything you can't find within South Hobart's culinary landscape, the vibrant CBD is just minutes away, ready to satisfy every craving.


South Wine Bar is making waves with its cosy ambience and commitment to exceptional food and drink. Focusing on seasonal ingredients and inclusivity, South Wine Bar promises an unpretentious yet wholly satisfying dining experience for locals and visitors alike.


Experience quality family time at C3 Church Hobart Cafe, also known as the Rivulet Cafe, where everyone can relax and enjoy a social catch-up. You can unwind with coffee and treats while your children play in the secure outdoor playground. Convenient amenities such as free parking, baby changing facilities, and restrooms ensure a hassle-free outing. The inviting atmosphere encourages weekly reunions with friends and family. Additionally, you can consider their Convention Centre for your next event needs, which is available for hire.


Vanidols Asian Cuisine, a longstanding fixture in Hobart since 1989, has recently relocated to South Hobart after selling its original North Hobart location. Offering a unique blend of Thai, Indian, and Indonesian cuisines, head chef Vanidol Lulitanond's commitment to fresh, authentic flavours has gained him a loyal following. With annual culinary expeditions to Thailand, Vanidol and his wife Sumitra bring back new and exciting dishes to delight patrons in South Hobart.


Komatsu Japanese Cuisine offers a delectable array of dishes, from small appetisers to hearty Bento boxes, sushi, and sukiyaki. Whether it's lunch or dinner, savour the authentic flavours of Japan with your loved ones at Komatsu. They also offer individual Gluten-free and Vegan menus.


You will find many other great places to eat in South Hobart, like Mr Good Guy, Bear with Me Coffee and Food, Ginger Brown Hobart, Mr. Kabab, and Hungry Jacks.

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Local schools

St. Michael's Collegiate Junior School is an all-girls school that prioritises courage, integrity, and compassion in its inclusive community. Since 1892, it has been Hobart's leading Anglican girls' school, providing exceptional learning opportunities from early education through Year 12. Its dedicated staff foster holistic development, ensuring academic, spiritual, and social growth. With a comprehensive curriculum and restorative pastoral care approach, it creates safe, happy learning environments where students flourish.


South Hobart Primary School boasts a dynamic learning environment for its 490 students. Its dedicated team of classroom and specialist teachers and supportive staff prioritises community involvement. The school encourages family participation in various capacities, fostering a collaborative approach to education.


You have more options in Hobart, including St. Mary's College, which welcomes parents and their daughters to the only all-girls Catholic school in Tasmania. The school offers education from Kindergarten through Year 12.


St. Virgil's College School warmly invites parents and sons into its "By Deeds, Not Words Alone" ethos, where the foundation is built upon embracing Gospel values and fostering a Catholic learning community. Established in 1911, St. Virgil's College is the sole Catholic school for boys in Tasmania, providing a holistic, engaging, and contemporary education experience from Kindergarten to Year 12.


Elizabeth College, situated in the heart of the inner city, is a senior secondary college catering to Years 11 and 12. The college provides a varied and stimulating two-year curriculum aimed at readying students for university, employment, or vocational training post-Year 12.


Guilford Young College is the state's sole Catholic Year 11 and Year 12 institution. With a proud history of students achieving excellence in academics, careers, sports, cultural endeavours, and community service, the college has earned a stellar reputation within the community.


Christian Schools Tasmania comprises four educational Christian schools, including an office in Hobart, united by a shared objective: to deliver exceptional Christ-centred education from Kindergarten to Year 12, preparing students for all facets of life. Each school within the association is dedicated to collaborating closely with parents in young individuals' holistic education, nurturing, and spiritual development.


In addition to schools, South Hobart and surrounding suburbs offer various childcare options, including Lady Gowrie and Child's Play Early Learning, both in South Hobart, Goodstart in Hobart and North Hobart. These options provide families with a variety of options for their childcare needs.

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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.


For those living in or wanting to purchase in South Hobart and surrounds, our nearest offices are just a stone's throw away in Sandy Bay, Moonah and North Hobart, ensuring easy connections with our dedicated team.

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