Tasmania's capital city, Hobart is an intriguing blend of heritage, lifestyle, scenery and vibrant culture. It's abuzz with restaurants, markets, fabulous festivals, harbours and stunning waterfronts dotted with timber boats.
Historic Sullivan's Cove, Salamanca Place and Battery Point as well as St David's Anglican Cathedral, St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Parliament House and Government House can be found in Hobart's heart while further afield tours of the spectacular Huon Trail or Tasman Peninsula beckon.
Hobart is nestled between the crystal waters of the River Derwent and the lofty heights of Mount Wellington, making for beautiful scenery and the chance for panoramic views of the city. The drive to Mount Wellington’s 1271 metre summit is half an hour through beautiful alpine forest and on a clear day views can extend from Ben Lomond in the north-east to ranges of the south-west.
More than just spectacular landscape, Hobart offers great shopping and dining with the city centre featuring many designer boutiques and major chain stores. Elizabeth Street houses many of the regions alfresco style restaurants where chefs showcase some of the best seafood in Australia with fresh caught scale fish, shellfish and crustaceans.
Saturdays, see Salamanca Place come alive with the Salamanca Markets where over 300 stalls are erected selling fresh fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts. Buskers take this opportunity to entertain locals and tourists alike with their musical styling’s which can include anything from kids on violins, rippling harp strings, tribal drumming or music of the southern Andes with trilling pipes, mandolins, and guitars.