Hobart is the capital of Tasmania an island state of Australia. Located to the south of Victoria, it is believed that the island was created only about 10000 years ago. It is separated from the mainland by the 240km Bass Strait. Hobart is located in the south east of the island and is the 2nd oldest Australian city. It was founded in 1804 and named in honor of the Colonial Secretary, Lord Hobart. Spread along either side of the Derwent River at the foot of Mount Wellington, Hobart is one of the leading ports of Australia.
The Hobart locals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. European and Asian migrants have added to the diverse, religions and languages in the area.
Due to the unique features of the port, ship building is one of the main industries in Hobart. Other manufacturing industries located in Hobart include the Cadbury chocolate factory, which manufactures the requirement of the entire southern hemisphere. Several wineries have been established in the last 2 decades, and is also becoming a fast growing industry.
Hobart is becoming one of the most popular Australian tourist destinations due to the unique island landscape. Over 40% of the land is still untouched and preserved by the state. Mount Wellington covering most of the skyline of Hobart is known for having snow all year round even in the summer. Mt Field National Park has a wide range of native species and plants in its diverse vegetation, from swamps to rainforests. Biking and trekking are the best methods to get a closer look around. Battery Point is a historic fishing village located just off the Sullivans Cove. The name derived from a gun battery that is situated by the bay, the buildings here have been built in the early 1800s from sandstone. Although many of the locals still live in them, some have been converted into hotels and restaurants for visitors to enjoy a taste of village life and traditional hospitality.
The latest addition to the Hobart cultural scene is MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, located at a 15 minute drive to the north of Hobart. True to its name, it contains artifacts from ancient Egypt but uses a state of the art device for art interpretation. It tracks the location of the visitor and shows the details of the art and the visitors can then vote for their favorites.
Hobart is also well known among the yachting fraternity as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney harbour on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day) each year. The arrival of the yachts are celebrated as part of the Hobart Summer Festival, with a food and wine festival beginning just after Christmas and ending in mid January. The Taste of Tasmania is a major part of the festival, where locals and visitors can taste fine local and international food and wine.
Places To Eat in Hobart
Places to eat in Hobart, your local guide to Cafes and Restaurant's in Hobart, each with contact details, directions map and the latest offers on the table.
Places To Stay in Hobart
Places to stay in Hobart, your local guide to accommodation, Apartments, Cabins or Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds.
Things To See And Do in Hobart
Places to see and things to do in Hobart, the Hobart region offers a vast range of places to see that are unique to the region. With beaches and National Parks in and around Hobart, tours and so much more.