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.