The port city of Hobart is the capital of Tasmania. The city has about 200,000 inhabitants, and is Australian second oldest town (after Sydney). Hobart is a charming and very friendly town and consists of a unique blend of modern, colonial and maritime architecture.
In the old center of Hobart, especially in Battery Point, are beautiful colonial houses and it is with its cobbled streets and bustle definitely worth a visit. The historic houses, the ship’s quarters, pubs and churches are still in excellent condition and because the city has retained a cozy character.
Hobart is located on the Derwent River, which is spanned by the 1025m long Tasman Bridge. In addition to all maritime activities will also find the finish of the annual Sydney – Hobart yacht race. Hobart began life on the water and the atmosphere of the harbor is still an important aspect of the city. Sullivan’s Cove, between the Old Wharf, where the first Europeans settled, and the fishing village of Battery Point, forms the heart of the cosmopolitan city.
Hobart is a major center for arts and culture in Australia. You will find many studios and galleries leading Tasmanian artists, such as the Lady Franklin Gallery in Lenah Valley. But in et street art comes back. Stroll along the colorful murals on the sidewalks with patterns and along the ornate lampposts line the streets in North Hobart. Musicians take to the streets of Hobart during the Hobart Summer Festival and Taste of Tasmania Festival, which lasts for one week during the New Year.