Australia: Hobart City Guide

Australia, Hobart Guide (B): Australia: Hobart City Guide

Hobart is a popular city break in Australia and this Hobart city guide will give you all the information you need to plan a great trip to the Tasmanian capital.

This beautiful harbourside city has a historic centre that combines with pretty residential suburbs stretching around the arms of the Derwent River on its way to join the Tasman Sea. Behind the city, majestic Mt Wellington provides a craggy backdrop, often with a tablecloth of low cloud.

Founded in 1804, Hobart’s early history is connected with the establishment of a convict colony by the British in what was initially called Van Diemen’s Land. A number of penal settlements were established and vie with anything on the mainland in their reputation for cruelty. The thousands of convict labourers transported from Britain were responsible for the construction of Hobart’s architecture, from roughly-dressed golden stone.

Hobart is also a good starting point for exploring the state of Tasmania, an island off the south coast of mainland Australia with an area of less than 70,000 kilometres and a population of only half a million people. The small size of this state makes it easy to explore and Tasmania offers a pleasing contrast of landscape and climate to the mainland. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Australia: Hobart City Guide
Guide Location: Australia » Hobart
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Harbour   Kelly Steps   Salamanca Place   Mariners Church   Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery   Small Fry   Smolt   Salamanca Market   Jackman and McRoss   Pickled Frog   Somerset On The Pier   Customs House Hotel   Islington Hotel   Salamanca Wharf Hotel  
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
Read it on author's website: https://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2017/01/australia-hobart-city-guide/