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One of Australia’s original cities, one of the world’s friendliest places

Hobart has a fascinating past embedded in its heritage sprawl. The Penitentiary Chapel offers interesting historical information and dates back to convict times in Australia. Originally used for storage of goods, Hobart’s well known sandstone warehouses offer a glimpse into the city’s original architectural design. It’s not all preserved history though, this whole area comes to life every Saturday with the famous Salamanca Market. You'll find stalls selling fresh local produce, jam filled donuts, great coffee and unique art and craft.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

December to January during Hobart’s Summer

Travel tip

Rent a car so you can really see everything the region has to offer

Essentials to pack

A jacket as the weather can change in an instant

Top sights

Hobart is fast establishing itself as Australia’s alternative art hub with the spectacular Mona museum and seasonal festivals. And that’s just the start, see what else is on offer in Tasmania’s glimmering capital.

1Mount Wellington
2Salamanca Place
3Battery Point
4Mona Museum
5Penitentiary Chapel
6Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
7Tasman Bridge
8Tasmanian Museum