Highlights - Great Reasons To Go
Hobart is a small but attractive city, rich with culture and situated beautifully between a sweeping river estuary and snow capped mountains. As the second oldest Australian settlement, the historic buildings throughout the city provide a sense of antiquity that many other Australian cities lack. It has an extensive artistic and musical community, and considering its population and separation from the mainland, a huge array of international cultural events and festivals.
Hobart also supports a large tourist industry with visitors coming to the city to explore its historic inner suburbs, nationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes, and its vibrant music scene and nightlife. A favourite experience is to visit the weekly market in Salamanca Place, or walking the steep track to the summit of Mt Wellington for expansive views of the city and its green surrounds.
The last 20 years has also seen Hobart's wine industry thrive; many vineyards have developed in countryside areas outside of the city in the Coal River Wine Region and D'Entrecasteaux Channel, including Moorilla Estate at Berriedale - one of the most awarded vineyards in Australia and the site of the wonderful Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Hobart is also an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the state, particularly the National Parks, peninsulas and historic towns of Tasmania’s awe-inspiring southern region.