The River Derwent is host to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Tourism is booming for this rather small old town. If you are planning to stay in Hobart before exploring Tasmania, you should set aside a few days just to get to know the city. Hobart is actually the second oldest city in Australia. It’s also the least populated capital in Australia. Don’t let the numbers fool you, around 2 million people visit Hobart every year.
You can get the perfect view from Mt Wellington and savour the waterfront from cafes, bars and restaurants. Salamanca Place is the place to be.
Battery Point is only a hop and a skip away.
One of the best things about Hobart and Tasmania generally is the fact that everything is within easy reach. Hobart has plenty of historical points of interest to visit, including the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum and the Tench (Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site). Let’s not forget the ocean is a huge part of Hobart and Tasmania with Pt Arthur close by with the local region being the major staging point for Antarctic expeditions.
Hobart and Tasmania seem designed for fishos and adventure seekers in mind. There’s limitless fishing hotspots, charters and places to stay on any journey around the island and onto many of the smaller islands dotted around the coast. The city itself is only minutes away from pristine fly fishing waterways and you’ll find awesome offshore fishing only 30 minutes from departure.
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