Hobart

Hobart - Hobart Region - Tasmania

Hobart is Tasmania's capital and Australia's smallest most historic capital city. The second city after Sydney to be established, Hobart's 215,000 residents are treated to a plentiful mix of cosmopolitan art and culture along with the ever present colonial atmosphere flanked by the sparkle of blue harbour and the temperate wilderness of Mount Wellington. The birthplace of the world's first 'green' political party symbolises the rich abundance of natural beauty displayed in this beautiful state where visitors can enjoy a capital city that remains unhurried and incredibly friendly. The picturesque harbour propelled the city to the forefront of the state's wealth in its early years with whaling and sealing, however, the industries may have changed but the harbour retains its bustling atmosphere with luxury ocean liners, tourist ferries and Antarctic research vessels adding to the traffic of trawlers and freighters.

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.

Visit the Cascade Brewery and watch how its done or better still, pay a chivalrous homage of respect and prop up the bar in one of Hobart's colonial era pubs. Battery Point displays the pioneering cottages of early settlers and the already famous 'Mona' gives visitors an insight into the intriguing mind of David Walsh's mazelike museum.

Spend the morning trawling through the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery followed by an afternoon of encountering rare and wonderful displays at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. In my experience a day such as this is rewarded with a well deserved serving of fish and chips at Constitution Dock.

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.


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Adventure Bay Hobart Region
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Bothwell Hobart Region
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Bruny Island Hobart Region
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Cygnet Hobart Region
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Dover Hobart Region
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Dunalley Hobart Region
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Eaglehawk Neck Hobart Region
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Geeveston Hobart Region
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Hamilton Hobart Region
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Huonville Hobart Region
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Kettering Hobart Region
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Kingston Hobart Region
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Lauderdale Hobart Region
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New Norfolk Hobart Region
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Oatlands Hobart Region
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Port Arthur Hobart Region
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Richmond Hobart Region
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Sorell Hobart Region
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