Hobart in wheelchair 

Hobart is hilly it’s the first thing you notice disabled or not and it undoubtedly adds to the beauty of this place but not the access.

View from mona

For a city girl like me the first impression of hobart is provincial. On my first venture outside one of the first things I saw was a banner highlighting Masonic contribution to the city (I didn’t even know the masons were still active).

Very quickly the slow, steady and friendly pace becomes infectious and I have quickly come to appreciate the Hobart approach to life.

Getting around

Hobart is small and Tasmania is beautiful so I would strongly recommend hiring a car. Although be prepared for a lot of road kill. Another reason to hire a car is from what I saw access for wheelchair users to public transport is very hit and miss.

There are accessible taxis called maxi taxis and easily available.

 Must see


For me the must see near Hobart is Mona (museum of old and New art) it is not like any art gallery you will have been to before.  set on the coast line the building looks like a bond villains hideout it’s not your standard gallery and that’s deliberate.  funded by a rich  individual who made his fortune gambling and bought art and built a gallery, his aim is to get people talking about art the collection and exhibition change frequently and had everything  between  Egyptian mummies & a machine  processing poo. Also has good wheelchair access. 


You need a car for this one still worthwhile visiting  even though at best the sanctuary is 40% accessible with a manual chair (less with powered). unsurprisingly wheelchair users get in free.

Why go when access is challenging simple- it’s a sure fire way of seeing Tasmanian wildlife close up and alive  (you’ll see plenty of road kill). Wheelchair users get in free and it’s a sanctuary so only keep animals who can’t get back to the wildlife.

Hidden gem
Straight up a 100% gluten free vegetarian cafe with delicious food and wheelchair accessible 



Author: zarasadventure

I am a human rights activist from the UK. I have a background in disability and participation work. I identify as a disabled person and Feminist. I belive in equity and using intersectional and approaches.

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