Hobart Region

Hobart Region

Hobart Region - Tasmania

You won't have to venture too far to encounter some of Tassie's finest wineries and in fact you won't need to venture too far at all to experience the sudden rush of awakened mind in the invigorating city of Hobart. Famous Salamanca Place flaunts its waterfront warehouses providing an idyllic location for cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios tailor made for sitting back and watching the world go by. Shop for fresh produce and crafts at the Salamanca Market every Saturday and kick start your energy with a coffee under the sun umbrellas. The cobblestoned street becomes a hive of activity for artisans, vendors, entertainers and craftsman to show off their wares and talents.

The historic village of Port Arthur is set on the Tasman Peninsula approximately 100 kilometres south-east of Hobart. Best known for its well-preserved colonial buildings at the Port Arthur Historic Site there is a whole lot more on offer in this significant part of Australian history. Take a couple of days to explore the true beauty of Port Arthur and surf, kayak, bushwalk and explore the sensational coastline. This notable town also celebrates two UNESCO World Heritage listed sites with the Coal Mines Historic site and the Port.

Time your visit to coincide with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival during September and October at the Sorell Fruit Farm and celebrate the arrival of spring resulting in these stunning blossoms. The enchanting town of New Norfolk, is the embodiment of a traditional English village due to its proud origins, radiating an ambience that will not be lost on travellers.

Feel a million miles away as you leave the outside world behind and venture across to Bruny Island, only 35 minutes drive from Hobart and a 20 minute ferry ride from Kettering. Adventure Bay is the principal town on Bruny island which remains largely untouched leaving a predominantly flawless landscape. Although the island appears to be two islands it is actually connected by a narrow isthmus, aka The Neck, which joins the north and south of Bruny. This stretch of land is flanked by the thunderous waves of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the calm waves of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel on the other.