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A quick visit

I remember this used to feel much more magical before it was enclosed, The children loved the clock... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Wombateous
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Melbourne, Australia
A little place for a little refreshment

THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE ARCADE My very first visit to Hobart, Tasmania, gave me a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Jyan n
,
Canada
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12 Apr 2018
“A quick visit”
27 Jul 2018
“This is why our service industry in Tasmania gets a bad wrap”
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49-51 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

I have visited the Farm at Coal River and had a lovely afternoon. This review is about the pop-up shop in the Cat and Fiddle Arcade. It was my intention to purchase a selection of cheese to take to our friends on the Gold Coast....More

Thank JanaLot
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Boring - you see and get the same things anywhere else - including the food. Do yourself a favour and dodge this & go down to Salamanca. There are plenty of other things to see and do when you visit Tasmania other than visit a...More

Thank bri2985
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I remember this used to feel much more magical before it was enclosed, The children loved the clock but have to say, the surroundings are quite dismal however...make sure you get your coffee at Raw Grind, a couple of shops away from the centre. Lovely...More

1  Thank Wombateous
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Range of large and small retai shops, some food outlets etc. basic fare that you can find in other similar arcades in Hobart and the rest of Australia.

Thank westy54
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Every hour a cat strums a fiddle and a cow jumps over the moon as your favourite children's nursery rhyme comes to life The cat and the fiddle: Hey diddle diddle The cat and the fiddle The cow jumped over the moon The little dog...More

2  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE ARCADE My very first visit to Hobart, Tasmania, gave me a wonderful opportunity to notice many lovely small scale conveniences. There were short walks along the beaches, parks that were enclosed for children’s safety, gas barbecue counters for public use,...More

1  Thank Jyan n
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a great arcade to visit with plenty of different shops and cafes. The Cat and Fiddle attraction itself was a bit disappointing. It happens every hour but you need to be quick to catch it, but worth a look.

Thank cooper196
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We asked a tourist info booth for directions and went directly there. My boy thought the clock show was amazing. He had never seen anything like it before. I mean sure it's an old clock but it's a bit of heritage and you probably wont...More

1  Thank MarcusHBrisbane
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Might be interesting if you are into retail therapy otherwise it is just another arcade with a variety of shops as you would find in any city across Australia.

Thank 382albert
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The arcade was once a mecca for all small children to see the Cat and the Fiddle clock. In 1962 it had some prominence when it was opened in what was the Cat and Fiddle Square. The feature of the Square was a large clock...More

1  Thank Dennis P
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