Hobart - Historic & Scenic
Australia's smallest capital city is arguably it's most historic. With beautiful sandstone buildings and turn of the century architecture (even much older with some of the old whaling warehouses on the waterfront), you're looking at a city with great character.
And a city with this much character would need its own iconic cultural showpiece. In Hobart's case that would be MONA - short for the Museum of Old and New Art- a truly magnificient artisitic tour de force that's sure to amaze and stir up emotions in everyone.
Relaxing & Enchanting
Hobart is famous for its openess to the sea, being on the receiving end of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. It is also the gateway to Tasmania's picturesque mountaineous interior - a hikers paradise enjoyed by thousands every year.
Hobart is renowned for being the quietest capital in Australia, in the quietest state of the country, Tasmania. Nevertheless, the city receives its fair share of visitors every year, many of which use the town as a gateway to the natural frontier of Tasmania’s inner-region. However, before and after venturing through Tasmania’s untamed heartland, tourists will certainly find many rewarding experiences in the city of Hobart, which will no doubt capture the mind and enhance the spirit.
Plenty to See
Hobart is one of the most historically significant cities in Australia, standing as the second oldest settlement behind Sydney. It is therefore home to a plethora of historic structures and architectural marvels, not to mention a host of modern entertainment to boot. The city rests calmly on the banks of the Derwent River, just eight kilometres downstream from the original penal colony of 1804.
Unless tourists are lucky enough to be on a yacht partaking in the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race, then traveling to Hobart by boat is not really an option. However, there is a ferry service from Devonport to Australia’s mainland, which is about three hours drive from the capital. Therefore, most travel between other major Australian cities and Hobart is done by air. Hobart has an efficient international airport resting just 15kms from the centre of town.
Once in the city, getting from hotel to landmark and back again is extremely easy due to the relatively neat layout of this small settlement, and the efficient public transport options available. Travelling by rental car or by bus are the most viable options, although taxis are provided by the city too.
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