When you first arrive in Hobart, you may not be aware that you’re exploring a former prison. This one-time penal colony is located between Mount Wellington and Port Hobart, and features a number of exquisite colonial buildings in breathtaking natural surroundings. Tasmania is the only island state in Australia positioned at the bottom of the country south of Melbourne.
Things To See & Do
- There’s a variety of things to do within the city, so check out the Hobart Theatre, a must-see on any Hobart tour. This structure was built by convicts brought to Australia in the 19th century, and it still hosts live performances today.
- Visit the Maritime Museum, which celebrates Hobart’s ties to the sea. Go for a sail on the Lady Nelson, a tall ship that makes regular excursions out to the harbour.
- Take a look at the Salamanca Market – For over 30 years, this market has featured fresh produce, local artwork, and clothing, a great place to find a bargain.
- Visit MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art. This building descends three floors down into the cliffs surrounding it, and its often dark-natured artwork is featured in vast, cavernous spaces.