A Perfect Blend of Colonial Heritage & Natural Charms

The first thing you notice when you step ashore in Hobart, Tasmania is the crystal clear fresh air. And with the abundance of national parks, forests, lakes, beaches, waterfalls, and mountains found in this tiny island state, it’s easy to see why.

The capital and most populous city in Tasmania, Hobart is filled with old world charm. Stroll along the historic waterfront—famous for its Georgian architecture—and take in the sights. Make your way to Salamanca Place filled with rows of sandstone buildings. Be sure to check out the market, if you happen to arrive on a Saturday. The buildings are filled with bars and restaurants, shops and boutiques, and galleries and craft shops—the perfect place to pick up a souvenir for your friends and family back home handmade by one of Hobart’s many local artisans.

Head just outside of the city to Mount Wellington, which serves as a picture perfect backdrop to the city, and do a little hiking. Or, to explore further, take a day trip to discover the vast beauty of Bruny Island, drive along the East Coast Escape to Freycinet National Park, or learn more about Tasmania’s past as a penal colony at Port Arthur Historic Site.

SALAMANCA PLACE

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SALAMANCA PLACE

SALAMANCA PLACE

Relax in a picturesque cobblestone square in the bustling waterfront heart of Hobart. Charming rows of sandstone buildings were once industrial warehouses used to house grain, wool, and whale oil. Today, visitors can find underground bookstores, theaters, galleries, and several bars and restaurants.

BRUNY ISLAND

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BRUNY ISLAND

BRUNY ISLAND

Escape to this ruggedly beautiful island just off the coast of Tasmania. A popular spot for eco-tourism, Bruny Island is home to the world’s largest population of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote. Other island attractions include a cheese factory, oyster farm, and a vineyard.

ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS

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ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS

ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS

Peruse more than 30 acres of tranquil gardens and native Tasmanian plant collections at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Established in 1818, the gardens feature several plant collections including a large, climate-controlled Subantarctic Plant House that features several different species collected from subantarctic islands.

Hobart, Tasmania At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 42°49'48"S 147°18'36"E
Size: 1,696.00 KM2 (654.83 MI2)
Population: 216,959
Density: 128 Pop/KM2 (49 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +61

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