Hobart: Capital of Tasmania
Hobart is a beautiful place to visit for an Australian holiday, and a magical place to live. As with any fabulous city, the highlights are many. What to include, and more importantly, what to leave out so I don’t write a novel? So I’ve cheated. Here are some of my personal images, showing off the natural assets of Hobart.
Tasmania: City and Nature
The city is framed by the Mount Wellington ranges, a stunning backdrop and popular tourist attraction. The Derwent River is at the heart of the city, providing magnificent views from every angle. And with the compact nature of Tasmania there is access to national parks directly from Hobart, with equally impressive features.
Hobart’s Ports & Docks
Tasmania’s Ever Changing Seasons
The weather in Hobart has something for everyone. Without scaling the heights of summer as common on mainland Australia, the temperate climate produces a range of pleasant weather. During summer, long hours of sunlight encourage outdoor adventure, while Mount Wellington is postcard perfect with snow-capped peaks during winter.
Hobart, History & Heritage
As Australia’s second oldest city, established as part of the penal colony in 1803, Hobart has some magnificent stories to tell. Sandstone buildings once used as factories along the Hobart wharf, now feature in the city’s tourism and provide a unique setting for modern-day markets like Salamanca.
Hobart is small in size – but that’s a good thing! With everything convenient and easy to access, schedules can be filled rather than the fuel tank. Even without a schedule, armed with a map of the city and a sense of discovery, the pedestrian can enjoy the sights with a minimal commute.
Water Views & Water Sport
Tasmania’s capital makes the most of the river and beaches laid at the front door. From nippers at the beach to international sailors in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, everyone is welcome to participate. And if you don’t want to join in, spectators have the best vantage point and can enjoy a seafood feast from one of the many waterfront eateries.
Hobart plus… Optional Extras
By land or sea, you can visit wildlife at Bruny Island, the convict settlement at Port Arthur or the Cadbury chocolate factory at Claremont. And all from the one base within a comfortable day of travel.
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