No visit would be complete without travelling to Hobart, Tasmania's capital city, superbly arranged around the Derwent River at the foot of Mount Wellington. It is here you will find some of Hobart's exclusive accommodation and the lifestyle precincts of Battery Point and Salamanca Place, famous for its street markets, endless boutiques and galleries, nestled amongst the 1830's restored warehouses.
Be sure to pick up a Hobart Map to guide you to these colourful areas. Hobart is famous for its role in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race starting at Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart, Australia. This annual race covers approximately 630 nautical miles and is watched by people all over the country.
Hobart's diverse accommodation styles complement their surrounding landscapes and create impressive lifelong memories. You have the opportunity to stay in lovingly-restored historical monuments in the city of Hobart, or cosy stone cottages, manor homes or secluded wilderness huts further out in the countryside.
Hobart weather encompasses four distinct seasons. Summer brings alive the atmosphere of festivals with autumn a blaze of colour from the beech trees and other European varieties. Then there is the cosy winters enjoying the warmth of open fireplaces and towering snow-capped mountains, followed by the gardens coming alive in the fresh crisp air of spring.
A holiday in Tasmania offers you a chance to enjoy the fresh crisp air surrounded by spectacular scenery and historical reminiscences, complete with cosmopolitan trimmings. Proudly surrounded by Australia's southern ocean – the Tasman Sea and the notorious Bass Strait, this Island is passionate about its maritime focus.
Hobart is a city rich in cultural heritage and maritime history.
Hobart is rich in historical sites and bursting with a colourful cultural lifestyle.
Accommodation choices are located within easy walking distance to many places of interest.
The main places to visit for fine dining in Hobart are Salamanca Place, Sullivans Cove and Battery Point.