Hobart

Overview

Hobart is the capital of Australia's island state Tasmania. The city is situated in the south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River and sits at the bottom of the impressive Mount Wellington. Hobart is blessed endless walking, mountain-biking, and 4WD tracks. Hobart boasts the perfect mix of history, adventure, nature and gourmet experiences.

Nature and Climate

Hobart boasts four distinct seasons, with eye-catching visual changes as they transition. With the cool climate and striking changes in season, Tasmania can feel like an entirely different country to Australia! The annual temperature can range from a chilly 3°C in winter to a maximum of 23°C in Summer. Hobart has an average of 626 millimetres of rain per year making it Australia's second-driest capital city (after Adelaide). Although rainfall varies across the island, Tasmania is known for sudden temporary changes in the weather due to the large mountains and hills directly alongside valleys. It's best to always carry additional warm clothing, including a a waterproof outer layer, especially while bush-walking!

Arts & Culture

From hiking and mountain biking in an untouched natural setting, to viewing the captivating art at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Hobart has something for everyone. Surround yourself with Tasmania's freshest produce at the thriving Salamance markets or dine in the finest of restaurants on the waterfront, the choice is yours! Add in the city's tangible sense of history and enticing events.

Popular Attractions

Bruny Island, Mt Wellington, Cadbury's Chocolate Factory, Port Arthur Ghost Tour, Wineglass Bay, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Salamanca Market, Dip Falls, Penitentiary Chapel.