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Hobart

Tasmania’s capital is Australia’s 2nd oldest city after Sydney and is located on the south side of the island. Hobart has strong links with the sea, typified by the wharves, jetties and warehouses, some dating back to the 19th century, which cluster around the waterfront.

Hobart itself is a captivating blend of heritage and lifestyle, scenery and culture,. Examples of the island’s history can be seen in the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, the convict era buildings of Battery Point and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The sweet toothed people will enjoy touring the Cadbury Chocolate Factory.

A popular place to visit is Salamanca Market, held every Saturday and a vibrant affair offering arts and crafts, local produce and environment. Mount Wellington, towering 1270 metres (4170 feet) to the west of the city, provides the backdrop to Hobart.

From the lookout at the top (about 20 kilometres / 12 miles by road) the clear air offers a spectacular view of Hobart, its suburbs, the Derwent Estuary and Storm Bay. As well as the view, the area has picnic facilities and walking trails. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens offer a long walk through stunning scenery.