Hobart is the historic capital on the coast of Tasmania with old sandstone warehouses from the 1830s, many waterways and the bustling Salamanca Market on the wide Derwent River. Here you can enjoy the sea air and discover the fishing port, one of the most beautiful nature built harbours in the world.
Outside the front door of Hobart lies the massif of Mount Wellington, a hiker’s paradise with panoramic views over throughout Southeast Tasmania. In many areas of Tasmania one can find lonely primeval rainforest vegetation, what invites for long bushwalks through the lush green world including forests full of tree-ferns.
What you can do in Hobart and surroundings:
- explore Mount Wellington by mountain bike or on foot
- in the harbor hire a kayak to row along the quays
- discover the wild beauty of Bruny Island
- a trip to Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires with beautiful beaches is worthwhile in any case
- a trip tp Freycinet National Park, a paradise with dusky pink mountains, white sand and blue-green sea. It is part of the World Heritage-listed wilderness that consists of 17 national parks and comprises one-fifth of the island. Ideal for walkers