Hobart Australia

Hobart Australia is the capital of Tasmania.

Australia’s southernmost state capital, Hobart is also its second oldest, and it differs from all the others because of its small-town feeling and colonial charm.


With its 19th century heritage buildings, Salamanca Markets and Battery Point, Hobart looks like a big country town. Tasman Bridge and Mount Wellington only add to its beauty.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Some great things to do in Hobart Australia:

HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR ON TRAM!

HOBART HISTORIC AFTERNOON TOUR

MOUNT WELLINGTON FROM HOBART

MOUNT WELLINGTON BY BIKE

CADBURY CHOCOLATE FACTORY TOUR FROM HOBART


Things to Do in Hobart Australia - City Centre
It’s easy to get around in Hobart. The city centre is around Elisabeth Street Mall, and east of it is the Franklin Square, the Government offices, Town Hall, Maritime Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - across the street from which is Constitution Dock and Kings Pier Marina with Elisabeth Street Pier. South of it are Franklin Pier, Brooke Street Pier and Watermans Dock, where you can take a trip to Cadbury Factory in Claremont, where Tasmania’s famous chocolate is produced and can be sampled on a tour.

Hobart Harbour, Tasmania, Australia
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BONORONG WILDLIFE PARK FROM HOBART - SEE TASMANIAN DEVILS!

PORT ARTHUR TOUR FROM HOBART

PORT ARTHUR HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR

COMBO: DENVER RIVER CRUISE, CADBURY CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND BONORONG WILDLIFE PARK


Things to Do in Hobart Australia -- Old Hobart
South of the city centre is the Old Hobart - Battery Point. It is fun to wander along the winding streets with some lovely 19th century buildings and cottages, the pretty St George’s Anglican Church, and Arthur Circus – a circle of cottages. If you are interested in the history of Battery Point, there is the Narryna Heritage Museum in the southern Battery Point, and National Trust offers guided tours on Saturday mornings.

Waterfront with Mt. Wellington Behind, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK AND RUSSELL FALLS

HUON VALLEY AND TAHUNE FOREST AIRWALK

BRUNY ISLAND

AUSTRALIA SIGHTSEEING PASS








Things to Do in Hobart Australia -- Salamanca Square

The central square of Battery Point is Salamanca Square, or Salamanca Place, which is lined with beautiful sandstone warehouses – the finest Georgian dockside warehouses remaining in Australia. They were the centre of Hobart’s trade and commerce in the 1830s; today they house shops, galleries, cafes and outdoor restaurants.

Fishing Boats in Victoria Dock, Hobart, Tasmania
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Things to Do in Hobart Australia -- Salamanca Markets
On Saturday mornings, the lively Salamanca Markets are held on Salamanca Place, with street performers, food stalls and a range of local products. And don’t be surprised if you run into Princess Mary – she is known to visit the markets when on a trip to her home town from Denmark.

Bronze Statues of Seals at Salamanca Harbour, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Pacific
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Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens and Cascade Brewery
On the south-western edge of the city centre is the Cascade Brewery where you can taste Australia's best cider on guided tours. North of the city, next to the Tasman Bridge, is the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens - established in 1818 – with the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere.

Iron Pot Lighthouse at the Entrance to Hobart and the River Derwent Estuary, Australia
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Things to Do in Hobart Australia -- Mount Wellington Tasmania
South of Hobart is the 1270-m Mount Wellington with some great walking tracks and lovely views over the city. It is not a dormant volcano as many believe. Like many other Tasmanian mountains, it is an igneous intrusion of dolerite – a rock not found on the Australian mainland. It formed when the Gondwana continent broke up about 175 million years ago, and the weaknesses in the earth’s crust where filled by magma. Once the magma cooled it formed into rock and when it was exposed to wind and water, sediments around it eroded. You can get to Mount Wellington by the Mount Wellington Shuttle Bus Service departing from the central Hobart.

Victoria Dock, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Pacific
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Hobart Accomodation


There is some good accommodation in Hobart: Acton Park Holiday Units, Adelphi Court YHA, Apex Holiday Apartment, Barklay's Hotel, Bath Street Apartments, Bay View Villas, Best Western Balmoral Motor Inn, Best Western Blue Hills Motel, Best Western Martin Cash Motor Lodge, City View Motel, Comfort Riverfront Inn, Crows Nest B&B, Customs House Waterfront Hotel, D'Entrecasteaux Hotel, Discovery Holiday Parks Hotel, Donalea B&B, Eden House, Ednam House, Elms of Hobart, Fountainside Hotel, Gables Appartments, Glenlusk Gardens B&B, Globe Hotel, Graham Court Appartments, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Grand Mercure Hadleys Hotel, Grosvenor Court Apartments, Harringtons 102 Hotel, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart Apartments, Hobart Tower Motel, Horizon Hotel, Huon Bush Retreats Hotel, Innkeepers Hotel, Islington Hotel, Leisure Inn Macquarie, Leisure Inn Waterfront Lodge, Leisure Inn Woolmers, Lenna Hotel, Lindisfarne Motor Inn, Louisa's Cottage B&B, Maison Del Mar Hotel, Mantra One Sandy Bay Road Hotel, Mayfair on Cavell Motel, Mayfair Plaza Motel, Mercure Hotel, Mid City Hotel,  Northside Holiday Villas, Old Centre Hotel, Oyster Cove Chalet Hotel, Possums Appartments, Quality Hotel Midcity, Quest Waterfront Hotel, Riverview B&B, Rydges Hotel, Salamanca Inn, Salamanca Terraces Hotel, Shoreline Hotel, Somerset on the Pier, The Lodge on Elisabeth and Wrest Point Hotel.

Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Things to Do in Hobart Australia -- Hobart Festivals
There are also some festivals. In February, there is the Australian Wooden Boat Festival and Royal Hobart Regatta, in March or April there is the Ten Days on the Island, and in December and January, the most enjoyable time in Tasmania’s cold climate, is the Hobart Summer Festival.

Hobart from Mt. Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Kingston beach, Mt Field National Park and Richmond Tasmania
South of Hobart is Kingston Beach, and 89km north west of the town is Mt Field National Park with some great bush walking in nice scenery.

Car Rentals - Compare the Big Companies Here

Richmond, 24 km north east of Hobart, is a lovely historic town with many buildings dating back to 19th century and it makes a nice day trip from Hobart.

Hobart City Beside Derwent River and Below Mt. Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Here's a map of Hobart Australia, where I have tagged the places that I mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.

 
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