HOBART – Capital of Tasmania

Hobart from the lookout at Mt Wellington

Nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty.  Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre while beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.

“Gattonside” (circa 1885) is a National Trust listed Victorian mansion, now Bed and Breakfast accommodation

With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.  Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.

Parliament House and Gardens

IMG_1786Heading up the 99 steps alongside the magnificent sandstone wall to the entrance of MONA Art Museum

Magic Moments in Hobart

My first step on my first visit to Tasmania – couldn’t believe that after all the planning we were finally there;

Looking back at Hobart and Mt Wellington from the Derwent River

Exploring the lanes, alley ways, nooks and crannies and open spaces of Salamanca Place and Salamanca Square – magic;

Breakfast al fresco in Salamanca Place

MONA – what can I say! Breathtaking, unique, dramatic, confronting, spine-tingling;

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The Fat Car – amazing, confronting and unusual art at MONA

Mt Wellington – the unbelievable vista spread out below and beyond;

The trig point on the summit of majestic Mt Wellington

The Harbour foreshore – something always happening, beautiful vessels and scenery;

The “Windward Bound” spectacular in the summer sunshine on the Derwent

Our day visit to the Tahune Air Walk south of Hobart

Hugging a huge Stringy Bark at Tahune Air Walk

Read more of our Hobart visit here and here and here

Read more about our visit to Tahune Air Walk here

 

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