Skip to main content

Plan your visit

Welcome to Beaker Street Festival – where science meets art. Based around nipaluna / Hobart, this is the perfect place to connect with curious minds and immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. 

We like to think that Hobart is Australia’s “City of Science,” with more scientists per capita than any other city in the country, proximity to exceptional natural environments and iconic endemic species, and the gateway to Antarctica. 

Discover Tasmania

If you’re visiting from out of town, you can stay for a weekend, or stay for three weeks – there’s so much to see and do while you’re here.

If you’re into wildlife, you can’t miss Maria Island and the east coast, a safe haven for adorable wombats, endangered birds, and threatened Tassie Devils. If wild places are more your thing, head to the Huon Valley for giant trees, the Tasman Peninsula for giant waves, and into the Highlands for giant lakes – and for seriously huge hydroelectricity generation assets. If you’re more interested in thinkers and tinkerers, you won’t be disappointed with the collection of creative types around the cities of Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Build your own Tasmanian itinerary by downloading the free Discover Tasmania App from the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Accommodation Partner

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

While you’re in Hobart, we highly recommend staying at the luxurious and centrally located Hadley’s Orient Hotel. This heritage-listed hotel plays host to almost two centuries of stories, scandals and secrets to be explored.Further information about Hadley’s Orient Hotel and our room types can be found on the Hadley’s website,

As an added bonus, Festival guests receive 10% off the nightly rate for stays between 1 – 17 August. To make your reservation, click below and enter the promotion code BEAKER23Alternatively, please contact the Reservations Team on 03 6237 2999 or by email [email protected] and mention the discount code.

Car Hire Partner

Drive Care Hire

Drive Car Hire is a 100% Tasmanian-owned family business, and is proud to be the first rental company to offer electric vehicles (EVs) for hire in Tasmania. They have a great range of electric, hybrid and standard vehicles to help you get around our island state in comfort and ease.