Hobart, the capital of Tasmania and Australia’s second oldest city marks the start and end point of many Tasmanian tours. Nestled on either side of the Derwent River at the base of Mount Wellington, Hobart has plenty of appeal for all.
One major drawcard is the popular Salamanca Markets, held every Saturday at Salamanca Place. With over 300 stallholders, take the time to peruse the street stalls which sell everything from bespoke jewellery, organic produce, ceramics and leather goods, handcrafted cheeses, breads, wines and spirits.
A great way to learn more about the city and see the key attractions is via a Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour or for history buffs you might prefer a Historic Hobart Walking Tour. For art lovers, a visit to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) should be at the top of your list, whilst for something further afield, enjoy a cruise around Bruny Island and look out for wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds.
Don’t forget to walk along the Constitution Dock area and enjoy a drink or light meal at a local café or bar.