Hobart Travel Guide
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Straddling the Derwent River at the foot of Mt. Wellington's forested slopes, Hobart was founded as a penal settlement in 1803. It's the second-oldest city in the country after Sydney, and it certainly rivals its mainland counterpart as Australia's most beautiful state capital. Close-set colonial brick-and-sandstone shops and homes line the narrow, quiet streets, creating a genteel setting for this historic city of 215,000. Life revolves around the broad Derwent River port, one of the deepest harbors in the world. Here warehouses that once stored Hobart's major exports of fruit, wool, and corn and products from the city's former whaling fleet still stand alongside the wharf today.
Hobart has some lovely lodgings in old, historic houses and cottages, most of which have been beautifully restored. If... read more
Constitution Dock is the perfect place for yacht-watching, as well as for gobbling fresh fish-and-chips from one of the... read more
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