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The little city that packs a punch
At the southern tip of Australia on one of the world's deepest harbours lies Hobart, the capital of the island of Tasmania. Hobart enjoys a cool, temperate climate and is the southernmost port for many cruise liners. It boasts clean air and magnificent, fresh produce, arts and crafts, galleries and historic architecture, a relaxed island atmosphere with spectacular scenery, thriving waterfront dining and shopping, a casino, sailing and word famous fishing.
Although an intimate city compared to those on the ‘Mainland’, Hobart packs a punch when it comes to culture, history, fine food, wine and charm. Not only is the old city set in a picturesque seaside location, it's also surrounded by well persevered bushland and coastal towns making it one of the most visually stimulating places to visit. Since the establishment of the very cool and controversial Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart has attracted an international, young, hip following, making it on many lists as one of the top Australian destinations to visit.
Sunshine and good times
Without a doubt, the best time to visit Hobart is during summer when there are clear skies, the sun is shining and there’s a good vibe about the streets. Between December and January, Hobart plays host to some of its most famous events including The Taste of Tasmania, the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the waterfront. Don’t worry, you won’t be sweating it out while sightseeing. Hobart has weather similar to that of England, and the temperature will be hovering around a comfortable 23°C.
Top 5 Things to Do in Hobart
1. Be inspired, confronted and amused during a trip to Hobart’s attraction of the moment, MONA
2. Enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and bars down at portside Salamanca, as well as the iconic Salamanca Market on Saturdays
3. Get a clear view of the city centre, the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur, Bruny Island and beyond from the top of Mt Wellington
4. Spend the afternoon enjoying a casual walk around Hobart’s premier suburb, Battery Point
5. Even if lager is not your thing, the stunning setting and architecture of the Cascade Brewery is sure to impress
Top 4 Events in Hobart
1. The Taste of Tasmania, a week-long food and drink festival in December showcasing local produce that will delight your palate
2. Cutting edge festival of music and art, MONA FOMA held in January at the gallery itself
3. Watch the winner cross the finish line of the incredible Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race at the end of December
4. Party the night away on New Year’s Eve down at bustling Constitution Dock with live music, food, drink and fireworks
Jump in a car and get out of town
You can’t possibly go to Hobart without exploring its nearby delights. Jump in a car and head to Port Arthur for an amazing historic experience. Do a spot of antiquing in Richmond and enjoy the nearby wine region. Take a day trip to Mount Field National Park or a relaxing drive through the beautiful Huon Valley. If you have time, squeeze in an overnighter to Bruny Island by ferry and devour some freshly shucked oysters.
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