Hobart is a city that provides a refreshing break from the mainland and is a great starting point to explore the south-east area of Tasmania.
Hobart is rich with history, with districts containing architecture harking back to the early days of settlement and warehouses dating back to the 1830s, juxtaposed with modern restaurants, deluxe accommodation, contemporary art galleries, charming cafes and plentiful shopping such as the popular Salamanca Markets.
The greenery of Hobart’s surrounds and its cool climate are also conducive to some great wine-producing environments, and as such wine tasting is also another popular pastime for visitors to the city, with the Coal River Valley being particularly renowned for its produce.
Hobart is truly a region that provides abundant opportunities to indulge your taste buds, and culinary aficionados will be in their element here – with cheeses, fresh fruits, chocolates and local beers (particularly the Australia-wide favourite Cascade) are just some of the delights you can experience while travelling in and around Tasmania’s capital.
Add to this the potential for day trips to plenty of nearby highlights such as historic Port Arthur, spectacular natural Bruny Island and much more, and you’ll be surprised by the variety a trip to Hobart will offer. We cover all this and more in our travel guides below.