Welcome to Hobart Tasmania
The city of Hobart is the capital city of the state of Tasmania and also was the second place to be settled in Australia after Sydney in 1804. The town soon grew due to its ideal waterside location in a sheltered part of the Derwent estuary. Warehouses and colonial buildings soon developed at the sides of the Sullivan's Cove waterfront.
The colonial sandstone architecture and parks give Hobartown, or the now Hobart City its real character. A walk along the waterfront, a drink in the pubs and meal in one of the city's renown fish restaurants, can be a very civilised way to spend part of your visit to the wonderful city.
Behind the city stands Mount Wellington, 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) high with a range of high hill beyond. Adventure is just a short distance away with opportunities to go walking, mountain biking, jet bioat adventures and much more.
Hobart is also the gateway o the spectacularly beautiful wildlife haven of Bruny Island. White tailed and sea eagles roam the skies, Whales and dolphins lie just off the coast and can be visited by Bruny Island Cruises. Penguins inhabit the area known as 'The Neck' and the beaches are stunning and the history fascinating. Cook, Abel Tasman, Tobias Furneaux, and the infamous William Bligh. This is a MUST SEE when staying in Hobart. It may well encourage you to stay longer?
Perhaps a ghost tour in Battery Point, walk across Australia’s oldest bridge in Richmond and visit the cute coastal hamlet of Kettering. cool-climate wineries of the Coal Valley. It is also possible to go to the infamous penal prison at Port Arthur with a short boat trip from Hobart, or drive up the east coast to Freycinet National Park.
Please have a good look through our list of things to do and places to visit around Hobart, you won't be disappointed.