Hobart

Overview

Hobart is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.
Hobart may well be described as Australia's smallest and most historic capital in close proximity to beautiful natural surrounds. Mt Wellington offers a fantastic opportunity to view the city from a wonderful vantage point. Hobart city is fairly small and easy to navigate with the main streets laid out in a grid

Nature and Climate

The climate of Hobart is oceanic, with mild, rainy winters and cool summers, while it is colder in the interior. Being that it's in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are naturally reversed compared to North America or Europe, so, in July and August, it is winter.

Arts & Culture

Tasmania is rich in both history and culture. It is home both to Australia’s first pub and first brewery as well as Australian most modern art gallery the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for a dose of arts and culture that draws enthusiasts the world over. Tassie has more artists per capita than any other State – the island inspires – resulting in a thriving arts scene. Hobart has evolved into a cultural mecca. Hosting many events such as the Tasploition a 48-hour film-making challenge, that is typically held in late January, the show night and award ceremony are always a spectacular event. The city also hosts the film festival Stranger With My Face.

Popular Attractions

Battery Point, Hobart's waterfront, Historic Houses, Summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)