Hobart is located in Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state.
Originally an infamous penal colony, Hobart is a place where the old and new meet, right at the edge of a pristine wilderness.
The waterfront is where early settlers first stepped ashore, and today the docks make a perfect place to start your adventures. Visit Australia’s oldest brewery, which is still in business today.
The Maritime Museum is a great place to gain an insight into just how important the ocean has always been to this remote place. Help set the rigging, trim the sails, and take a turn at the helm of the Lady Nelson.
A short stroll from the waterfront is Salamanca Market, a local institution for over 30 years.
Learn about the great southern wilderness and those who tried to conquer it at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. For artwork of a more controversial nature take a ride upriver to Mona – The museum of old and new art.
South east of Hobart is Australia’s version of Alcatraz, the convict settlement of Port Arthur.
Don’t leave the city without a trip to the top of Mount Wellington, where you can imagine Hobart as it was 200 years ago.
It’s clear from the moment you arrive that this old city now beats with a young and creative heart.