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Bubble O'Bill print bike shorts

Bubble O'Bills are the greatest ice cream you can pull out of the milk bar freezer. Screw Magnums or Drumsticks, pink cowboy-shaped ice cream is where it...

Cider Spiders

If you're looking for a drink to define the summer, here it is in all its foamy glory. It's the 'Cider Spider'. Cider is best in summer. Ice ...

Garage Sale Trail 2014 registration now open

Trawling through other people's stuff that they own but no longer want to own — infinitely interesting. Miranda July wrote a book about it, Pierre Omidya...

Small-fry

Doughnuts made with love and stuffed with the most excellent, delicious options. Bounty, Mint Slice, apple crumble and pumpkin were on offer when we dropped ...

Katherine Faw Morris, 'Young God'

In the opening pages of Young God, thirteen-year-old Nikki jumps off a cliff into a pool of water then watches her Mum die attempting the same feat. By the s...

Cracked and Spineless Books

Bookshops are either one thing or the other: they sell new books or they do second-hand, whether they’re a dealer in the rare and weird or a trader of romanc...

South Arm

South Arm is on the outskirts of Hobart, what locals say is a 35-minute drive (depending on the traffic), but you won’t be speeding through this kind of scen...

Hubert Duprat at MONA

French artist Hubert Duprat has been working with the strange intersection between caddisfly larvae and precious stones and metals since the 1980s – a surpri...

Mongrel Socks

Like anyone who grew up well below the equator, I know the wrong sock choice at this time of year can lead to a very bad time. In my experience there are gen...

The Standard

The Standard doesn't do gourmet – you won't hear a whisper of Waygu, heirloom greens or designer doughs. Part owners Christian (from Tassie) and Sam...

Bruny Island Cheese Co store

Bruny Island Cheese Co has a three-pronged approach. Firstly it draws you in with its fancy window display made up of neatly packed artisan products. Then it...

Library House

It's a known fact that creative people have a knack for making the spaces they occupy beautiful. And as far as shining examples go, it doesn't get mu...

Moo Brew Brewery tour

Moo Brew is the largest Australian-owned brewery in Tasmania. Quite something, considering their 4-500,000 litre production is dwarfed by the tens of million...

Crumb Street Kitchen

Crumb Street Kitchen – opened by Zac Shearer and Sian King – is so-called as it was started on figurative crumbs. (The smoker was running on fumes, so to spe...

Lark Distillery cellar door

On paper, whisky distillation – any distillation – is mere chemistry, and not very complex Chemistry at that. But it's Chemistry with mystique, one very ...

Provenance Growers

On a five-acre plot in Neika, south of Hobart, Paulette Whitney and Matt Deakin grow unusual edible plants and produce for a selection of top Tasmanian chefs...

MONA FOMA 2014

In Hobart did David Walsh a stately pleasure-dome decree. If Walsh is Kublai, MONA Xanadu, then who is Brian Ritchie, curator of MONA's eighth annual fes...

An interview with Kathleen Hanna

The Julie Ruin is the new band from Kathleen Hanna, the outspoken, intelligent, funny, punk-rock feminist who talks like a valley girl. She formed and fronte...

MOFO Cheat Sheet

Hobart's MOFO music and art festival just keeps on growing. Turns out having a billionaire arts patron / professional gambler open a self-described &ldqu...

MOFO 2014 ridiculous giveaway

To celebrate the launch of Thousands Hobart, we've teamed up with MONA and put together the experience of a lifetime for MOFO 2014: – Return flights for...

Alabama Hotel

The Alabama Hotel is where you stay if you're heading to the Apple Isle for a cultured escape. This 17-room, three-storey joint on Liverpool Street pitch...

The Winston

The Winston is a pub in which Australia and America meet. As it turns out, what our countries have in common is an unbridled desire to have a good time: shoo...

Three Third's Barbers Lounge

Letting a heavy-metal drummer cut your hair is a bad idea. Not only do they dislike haircuts, but they can also hit things pretty hard. The exception to this...

Ice Ice Baby

Hot babes, cold ice: a business model we truly can believe in (we can't stress that enough). That's why we encourage you to invest heavily in Ice Ice...

Masaaki's Sushi

You might be surprised to find great sushi in Hobart, but it actually makes perfect sense. Tasmania's capital has some of the world's best seafood an...

Tasman Quartermasters

When I asked Tasman Quartermasters' co-owner, Ben Sturgess, about the process behind the delicious 15-day dry-aged Charolaise burger I'd just eaten i...

Yellow Bernard

Behind a neatly polished floor-to-ceiling window is Yellow Bernard, the coffee-bean baby of Scott Clements and his mate David Jolly — well, it's more of ...

Sidecar

Sidecar is a small bar, and Hobart is a small town. But throw in some Bruny Island oysters with lemon balm and olive oil, a glass of Cantina Giardino 'Ga...