TASMANIA – HOBART – the tour of the island begins here
Weather- wise the best times to visit Tasmania are now! The best months are between October and April.
Australia’s smallest and most historic, HOBART is the island’s harbor capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of Mount Wellington. It is the only Australian destination to be listed as 7 out of 10 locations to visit in the exclusive Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2013.
Hobart is a great mix of historic and contemporary art and culture. In visiting Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmanian Museum and art gallery you can take in art, craft, music and theatre, learn about the island and city’s history. Just 15 minutes downtown, a visit to the world famous MONA will redefine both art and museum.
Soak up the history of Hobart along the riverfront, cobblestone streets and its cool-climate wineries. You can cruise and kayak on the Derwent River or relax under the sun umbrellas sipping a cappuccino on a sidewalk in Salamanca Place surrounded by 18th Century waterfront warehouses from the whaling days.
Government House sits in its park on where cows graze as they always have and Parliament house looks out on its lawns.
Salamanca Place houses cafes, restaurants, galleries and small niche shopping. Every Saturday, Salamanca market showcases some of the island’s top artists in hand blown glass, wood turned objects, hand made jewellery and other delights. Historical Battery Point is filled with the seafaring vibe of Hobart’s first suburb.
Follow us as we update the blog regularly. We will take you on a tour around our island and give you a small taste of the possibilities.