Hobart is a city of natural beauty and cultural heritage characterised by
warm sandstone buildings, bright sails on the water and fishing boats at the
docks. Throughout this small, walkable city you’ll find 19th-century
waterfront warehouses and many sites showcasing Australia’s convict
history. Around Sullivan’s Cove, where the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht
race finishes, there are good restaurants and unique shopping. Every Saturday
the outdoor Salamanca Market comes alive.
Beach areas around Hobart include Sandy Bay, Cornelian Bay, Nutgrove, Kingston and Howrah. There are many more around Frederick Henry Bay. Take a luxury catamaran from Hobart’s waterfront down the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and you’ll arrive at Peppermint Bay.
Mount Wellington offers a wilderness experience within 20 minutes of the city. Drive to the summit through temperate rainforest, sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations for panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsula.
To the east is the historic convict site of Port Arthur. A little further up the road is Remarkable Cave, where the locals surf and the Tasmanian Wilderness is never far away.