Hobart Tourism Australia
Travel Hobart, the island of rejuvenation blessed with the picturesque Kingston Beach, the exotic Bruny island, soothing breathtaking waterside parks and shoppers paradise, Salamanca Market.
City of Hobart is unique offering all the amenities of a thriving city only minutes from a wide variety of natural beauties. Situated on the west bank of the Derwent River the city in many ways retains the flavour of a small town with a leisurely pace and a population of 160 000. One of the most beautiful capitals in the world, Hobart is set under the towering peak of Mount Wellington and has a deep water port rivaling Sydney Harbour. Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. The civic centre is Franklin Square, bounded by Macquarie and Davey streets, which between them have a concentration of listed buildings.
There are many fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, including, Salamanca Place which has a terrace of wharehouses dating back to the whaling days of the 1830's. Nearby Battery Point, the original seamens quarters of the city and Maquarie and Davey Street offer more than 60 buildings classified by the National Trust. Elizabeth Street slopes down from North Hobart, known for its many fine restaurants, to the Elizabeth Street Pier on Franklin Wharf. Here, at the harbour, fishing boats and yachts are moored, and cruises leave from Brooke Street Pier.
Key Attractions of Hobart
KingstonSituated 11km south of Hobart in the picturesque beach was discovered by botanist Robert Brown in 1804 and the first settlement was named Browns River. The town is the administrative centre of the Kingborough Municipal Area, and a resort and commuter suburb for workers in Hobart. Of interest is the Federal Government's Antarctic research headquarters which have an interesting display and is open to the public during the week.
Port ArthurPort Arthur is located on the Tasman Peninsula and is the best preserved convict penal colony in Australia and the most visited place in Tasmania. More than 20,000 people a year wander through the old sandstone remains. Isolated by a narrow strip of land called Eaglehawk neck and a magnificently rugged coastline, it made an ideal location for a penal colony.
Cockle Creek :Beyond Lune River and Ida Bay, the unsurfaced Cockle Creek Road takes you past picturesque sheltered bays and scenic coastal forests, where wild flowers bloom in summer, to COCKLE CREEK on the lovely, unspoilt Recherche Bay (pronounced “research” by locals). There are lots of camping spots along the shore, and some people love the area so much that they live here semi-permanently in shacks and old buses – mainly fishing-obsessed retirees after the abundant crayfish, cockles and fish in the bay.
Bruny IslandFor beautiful lonely beaches and superb bushwalking, one of the best places in Tasmania is Bruny Island. Almost two distinct islands joined by a narrow isthmus (where you can sometimes see Little penguins from a specially constructed viewing platform), it’s roughly 71km from end to end and has a population of only four hundred. The cost of taking a car across on the ferry deters casual visitors, so the island is never very full.
Can you imagine the city without its harbour! How can? Travellers flock around the world to view the water shapes of the city with its birth on a fresh, clear rivulet, it wraps itself around the widening Derwent, and our waterside parks, with their shady sheoaks, winding walkways, open spaces or squeaking sand, have a special place in Hobart's character.
Rich Flora and fauna in HobartUnlike the citizens of other capital cities, the people of Hobart are fortunate to have the wilderness at their doorstep - the city's bushland parks and reserves represent an environmental resource to treasure. Hobart has a rich flora and fauna to welcome the tourists all over the world and have lot of parks and reserves like Classic parks that offer glimpses in to the life and times of people from earlier days.
St. Andrews Park and the Rose Garden is a perfact example of splendid flora world at Hobart and attracts lot of visitors all around the world. Water in all its forms is a key aspect of Hobart's character and presence.
Waterside ParksWhere would the city be without its majestic and changing river or sparkling waterside creeks. A range of parks and reserves encourage people to enjoy and use the city's waterfronts and riversides in a variety of ways. Sandy Bay's Long Beach and Nutgrove has been Hobart's summer playground since the early days and attracts of tourists all over the world. Sand”s Bay Long Beach is popular for dinghy sailors and sailboarders, families picnic or barbecue on the lawns and kids play in the 'boat park'.
Activities in Hobart:As far as activities in Hobart in concerned , it include a wide range of cruising on the Derwent River, taking the National Trust walking tour, ascending Mt Wellington to experience the views from the top, or taking a scenic flight.
Shoppers Paradise - Salamanca MarketHobart’s famous market, Salamanca attracts thousands of locals and visitor every Saturday of the year. Salamanca Market highlights fine Tasmanian art & craft – hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, bold ceramics. Meet world-renowned crafts people selling their creations .Looking for antiques, collectibles, books, curios, trash or treasure? Come and pick up a bargain or two.
Visitors come for the food and music – hot baked spuds, crisp organic vegetables, fresh fruit, the warm aromas of coffee and croissants; buskers singing the blues, stroking a harp or strumming a lively folk song.
Suggested tour packages of Hobart
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Hotels in Canberra
- Hotel Quest Waterfront Hobart 4*
- Rydges Hobart Hotel 4*
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