Theater lovers will also find a number of great venues here and the city's vibrant festivals are a great time to enjoy free entertainment. One of the best times to visit is during the annual Hobart Fringe Festival at the end of March, while the Freycinet Vineyard Easter Jazz Concert draws jazz lovers from all over the globe.
Visitors who enjoy water sports will want to try their hand at scuba diving and sailing, while the waters here are also ideal for swimming. Hobart is also blessed with intense natural beauty and there are a large number of parks and nature reserves to explore.
Battery Point Walking Tours
Many visitors to Hobart opt for one of the city's guided Battery Point Walking Tours in order to gain an insight into the area's unique history. These tours take visitors through old Hobart town, along the waterfront and to the old sandstone warehouses along Salamanca Place.
Hobart Aquatic Centre
This large water sports attraction is particularly popular with families. A good time to visit is in January, when a number of special activities such as races and treasure hunts are held here.
Hobart's limestone and dolomite caves are perfect places for caving. There are a number of interesting caves here which feature tight passages, underground rivers and clusters of glowworms.
This part of the world is blessed with clear waters and colorful marine life, making Hobart the ideal scuba diving destination. The best place to practice this water sport is around the Tasman Peninsula coastline, where seals play and there are plenty of underwater caves to explore.