Princes Wharf No. 1 Shed (PW1)

Wednesday 28 December – Tuesday 3 January, 11am – 11pm, free entry.
Saturday 31 December, 11am – 3.30pm, free entry.
Saturday 31 December, New Year’s Eve Party, 6pm – 1am, ticketed entry only.


Parliament House Lawns

Wednesday 28 December –Tuesday 3 January, 11am – 8pm, with a 9.30pm finish on New Year’s Eve. Free entry.

Ticketing and information booths

The Information Booth is located near the PW1 forecourt and is open from 10am to 8pm every day. Visit us for general event information including stall locations and entertainment program details.

To help plan your perfect stay in Hobart, visit the Information Booth for advice, maps, guides and bookings for other Hobart and Tasmanian holiday experiences. The Information Booth is staffed by professional travel advisers from the award-winning Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre.

The Ticketing Booth is located at the Taste entrance on the corner of Murray St and Morrison St and is open from 10am to 9pm every day of event. You can book tickets for the New Year’s Eve party, reserved seating, Taste Food Tours and the Tasting Table here. While you can collect your New Year’s Eve tickets any day from 28 – 31 December, we recommend collecting tickets early to avoid long queues on the night.

Parking & Transport

Off-street parking will be available in the City of Hobart’s car parks. Please visit the City of Hobart website  for information on car park locations and operating times.

You can catch the Salamanca Market shuttle bus to the Taste from any of seven city centre locations, including the multi-storey car parks. The shuttle operates on a continuous loop every day of the Taste between 10.30 am and 11 pm. Standard fees apply to parking in the car parks. Please note that this service replaces the park-and-ride service that usually operates from the Domain. The circus has come to town so we have put this new arrangement in its place.

Road Closures

The Taste of Tasmania road closures will be effective from Monday 26 December 2016 until Thursday 5 January 2017. The closure includes Castray Esplanade, Morrison Street and the Murray Street / Morrison Street intersection.

For more information on road closures please refer to road closure notices in The Mercury newspaper.

Bicycle and Pram Parking

Make use of the Intercity Cycleway to get to The Taste of Tasmania. Bicycle Network Tasmania operates a free bicycle and pram valet parking service on Morrison Street.

The Metro Nightrider

Metro, in partnership with MAIB, will add a special Nightrider service to its usual Saturday timetable on New Year’s Eve. The service will operate to and from Hobart on all major routes from about 6pm until the early hours of the following morning for a flat $2 fee (cash only.) For further information visit or check the Metro app.

Taxi Information

A taxi rank is available at Murray Street next to Parliament House Lawns (across from the Customs House Hotel).


The City of Hobart is committed to making its events accessible to all visitors.

To enquire about our facilities, such as accessible seating and wheelchairs, please telephone (03) 6238 2410 either before the event or during The Taste of Tasmania’s opening hours. Accessible seating on New Year’s Eve and in the reserved seating area can be booked directly with the Theatre Royal.

Companion cards are recognised at every ticketed event.

Accessible Parking and Drop-Off Area

Accessible parking will be available during The Taste of Tasmania in the Murray Street car park (off Morrison Street), and will be limited to four hours. Bookings are not required.

A drop-off area will also be available in the same spot for families, older people and people with disability. Drivers will then need to find a place to park permanently.

Taste of Tasmania Awards

The Taste of Tasmania Awards are open to every producer involved in this year’s event. Stall awards include best savoury dish, best dessert dish, best beverage stall, best overall stall and the Tetsuya Award for Excellence as well as a range of awards for wine, beer and cider. These awards will be announced on Thursday 29 December.

Check The Taste of Tasmania website and Facebook page for more details closer to the date.


Health & Safety Information
First Aid

The first aid station is positioned within the PW1 Forecourt. There will also be roaming officers around the event site.

Smoke-Free Event

The Taste of Tasmania is a 100% smoke-free event. A smoking area outside the site is indicated on the site plan.


Bring a drink bottle or use your own Taste glass to access free drinking water from water refill points located on Parliament House Lawns and Salamanca Lawns and in The Paddock. Bottled water will also be available for purchase from all stalls and at the Cascade Taste of Tasmania bars.

Free Sunscreen

Get your free sunscreen from the Cancer Council Tasmania tent on Morrison Street. Cancer Council Tasmania volunteers will also be roaming at the event and will provide sunscreen and information about their community programs.

Lost Children

The Information Booth will act as a ‘lost children and meeting’ location. Visit the Information Booth to collect a sticker that you can update with your contact details and place on your child. If your child gets lost, one of our friendly staff or security team members will be able to contact you quickly.

Temporary Police Station

The Temporary Police Station is an initiative of the Safer Hobart Community Partnership, and will operate on Morrison Street opposite Parliament House Lawns from 10am to midnight each day of the event.


The Taste of Tasmania is committed to sustainable event management including the purchase of credits in carbon off-setting programs. The Taste of Tasmania uses a three-stream waste system and ensures that all stalls use compostable crockery and cutlery to minimise their carbon footprint.

We ask visitors to please help in assisting us to reduce our carbon footprint and run a cleaner and more sustainable event: walk, cycle, carpool or catch a bus to the event and reduce, re-use and recycle.

More Information
Alcohol In Public Places

The Taste of Tasmania is a licensed event site. Parliament House Lawns is an alcohol-free zone at all times. Consumption of alcohol in other inner city parks is prohibited between 3pm and 10am with the exception of St David’s Park and Franklin Square, where alcohol is prohibited 24 hours a day.

Event Wine Glasses

To enjoy the sensational range of Tasmanian wine, you will need to purchase a Taste of Tasmania wine glass. Wine glasses will be available from some Cascade Taste bars and winery stalls and at the Merchandise Booth in the PW1 forecourt. We have a range of high quality polycarbonate stemless wine glasses and sparkling glasses available to purchase for $8.

Dogs And Other Pets

Please leave your pets at home, as no animals other than trained assistance animals are permitted within the event site.

Event Guide Map

For a comprehensive map of the whole layout of the event, please download the PDF here: Taste of Tasmania Event Guide Map