Franklin Square
Franklin Square
4
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Franklin Square and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles20 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
10
Average
4
Poor
0
Terrible
0

wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I had the privilege of seeing the William Crothers statue being taken away. It had been cut at the feet and members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community were celebrating. History in the making.
Written 15 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PUMBRIDGE
London, UK2,301 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A pleasant enough square by the Treasury, with a scattering of interesting statues. They include a sombre, magisterial King Edward Vll, with bitter irony described as the peacemaker in 1910.
Written 12 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Located on the edge of the CBD and the historic dockside area, the Franklin Square with its impressive fountain and statue of John Franklin is a beautiful and restful spot. It also offers glimpses of views over the water and the dockside.

Lots of grass and very mature trees, laved areas and seating make it a little oasis.
Written 4 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Pleasant area to relax for a while if in the CBD area, I was attracted it by the oak trees and then discovered other delights after I'd entered the park. There is a fountain and monument of Sir John Franklin, a large Chess Board, the Apex Wishing Well, Crowther Monument, Two Islands Sculpture and, as I exited the monument of Edward V11 on Macquarie Street. Nice grassed areas and seating.
Written 25 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
A lovely fountain around the central statue, nice trees and a giant chess board all feature in this city park
Written 20 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

westy54
Sydney, Australia12,044 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This lovely square sits between the two major one way streets in Hobart (Davey and Macquarie Streets) that separate the CBD from Hobart's historic waterfront. It also fronts onto Elizabeth Street. It appears that the Square was established in the 1860's.

There are a good number of trees in the Square including oaks, English elms and New Zealand evergreens as well as grassed areas and benches for seating. There is also a giant chess board.

In the centre of the Square is a large statue of Sir John Franklin (1786 - 1847) who was an Artic explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) from 1837-1843. The bronze statue shows Franklin in formal naval attire with cutlass and maybe a telescope in his right hand. The statue sits atop a very high granite plinth which itself is mounted on a sandstone platform that sits inside an elaborate, large water fountain. The plinth includes an epitaph by Lord Tennyson. It appears that the statue was erected around 1865.

There is also another statue, closer to the Macquarie Street entrance. This statue is of the rather controversial Dr William Crowther, a former Premier of Tasmania, who is remembered as the person who mutilated the body of Aboriginal man William Lanne after his death. The head and hands of Crowther's Statute, when we saw it, were covered in red and there was an Aboriginal flag in one hand and a saw in the other.

On the footpath along Macquarie Street, in front of the Square and almost in line with the Statue of Franklin, is a statue of King Edward VII.
Written 22 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,965 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Franklin Square is a small park between the CBD and Sullivan's Cove and is one of few green places in the city. It has an interesting water feature and a large statue of Franklin (1786-1847) who was and Antarctic explorer and Lieutenant Governor of Van Dieman's Land as Tasmania was then known.
Written 15 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SAB5859
Banff, UK4,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Tranquil square in the centre of Hobart with a lovely fountain and a statue of John Franklin.
Plenty of long park benches to sit on and lots of shaded areas to choose from.
Nice area to take a carry out coffee and enjoy a snack.
Close to the main shopping centres and restaurants/cafes.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Don B
Macquarie Park, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
So much fun!! We loved seeing people dancing with complete joy!! Great music too, can’t remember there names but at 7pm a big band came in with 3 female front singers and the whole band were absolutely loving what they do and that came across to the crowd! Great selection of foods and craft beers and gins! Need more like it !!
Written 27 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

glutenfreegirl2016
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
By day this is a quiet haven in the CBD but on Friday night's there is a Hawker style market with food stalls and music. It was unfortunately a bit rainy when i was there but the atmosphere was still good. on a sunny night it would be brilliant.
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 19
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Franklin Square - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Hobart HotelsHobart Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Hobart
All things to do in Hobart
Day Trips in Hobart
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire