Tasmania’s state capital is Hobart. It’s a cosy, attractive town set on the Derwent River.
Head first to Salamanca Place, here you’ll find historic sandstone buildings featuring a range of art and craft stores, galleries, cafes and bars.
Each Saturday, Salamanca Place hosts the bustling weekly market, where stallholders sell locally grown produce, and handmade crafts.
From here it’s a short stroll to Battery Point, an area of pretty colonial cottages and historic buildings. Stop in at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and learn about early explorers, the local whaling history, shipwrecks, and Aboriginal bark canoes.
After a wander around the yacht-filled waterfront make your way to Mount Wellington, which stands on Hobart’s doorstep. On a clear day you can see one third of the island from its summit.
- Browse the shops and galleries in Salamanca Place.
- Sample fresh local produce at Salamanca Markets (Saturday mornings).
- Learn about the aboriginal and shipping history of the area at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
- Take in views of Hobart and across Tasmania from Mount Wellington.