Looking for what to do in Hobart? The capital city of Tasmania, the “apple isle” is Hobart, the second oldest city in Australia. Hobart is situated on the south east of Tasmania at the foothills of Mt Wellington with the Derwent River flowing past into the Tasman Sea. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is steeped in a rich and colourful history and is a fantastic destination for a variety of tours, attractions and activities.
A rich colonial heritage and natural charms make Hobart a very interesting place to visit, not to mention the world heritage wilderness areas, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife found along the wild Tasmanian coast. Take a tour from Hobart, such as a nature cruise to Bruny Island to see seals and whales in their natural habitat, travel to the wilderness area of Cradle Mountain National Park, have a close encounter with a Tasmanian Devil, embark on a Hobart winery tour and along the way visit cheese factories and stop off at numerous historic hamlets dotted all over Tasmania’s diverse landscape.
Hobart boasts a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with a range of trendy bars and restaurants that line the historic streets overlooking the spinnakers and sails of the Derwent River and Sullivans Cove. If you have energy to burn, wish to imbibe in delicious food and wine or simply want to relax and take in the scenic wonders, Hobart in Tasmania has it all.
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Hobart's city centre is located in a beautiful location, overlooking the harbour that stretches out into the waters of the Derwent River to the North, and the glittering Sandy Bay to the South, which continues on to flow out into the ocean. To the West, the majestic sight of Mount Wellington can be seen, which combines with the aforementioned water to give Hobart a unique combination of scenery that adds to the charm of Tasmania's capital. The city is also dotted by a series of parks, nature reserves, and gardens reflective of the general greenery that play a large role in giving Tasmania its official slogan of "The Natural State.
Hobart has an international airport that is located some distance to the East of the city's Central Business District; reaching the airport by car from the city centre takes approximately half an hour.