Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania, and Australia’s second-oldest capital after Sydney. Situated at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland stretches near the city centre and beaches line the river’s shores and the estuary beyond.
The city has something for all with its captivating past, picturesque rivers, rugged mountains and gastronomic experiences.
Award-winning restaurants deliver fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while the freshest seafood directly from the Southern Ocean is offered on the waterfront punts and fishmongers.
Experience the contrast of elegant sandstone heritage alongside contemporary architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and enjoy Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market, food and entertainment on Saturdays.
Roll along the historic waterfront of Hobart, visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, or take a ferry up the river to MONA for an out-of-this-world experience of modern art.
Hobart is also close to many of the best travel opportunities in southern Tasmania, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.
Things to do in Hobart
- Go shopping and discover Hobart’s CBD laneways and hidden secrets.
- Dine for flavours from around the world at one of many restaurants in Elizabeth Lane, North Hobart.
- Take a guided tour or self-guided walking tour of Battery Point with its many historic houses from the first European settlement of ‘Hobart Town’ within walking distance of Hobart’s waterfront.
- Drive or take a tour to the Kunanyi / Mt Wellington summit for stunning city and harbour views and the World Heritage Area peaks in the distance and if the weather isn’t good then try the nearby Mt Nelson Signal Station instead.
(Article by discovertasmania.com.au)