Hobart's combination of intense natural beauty and rich history means that there is a large number of interesting attractions to explore here, including museums, historic mansions and nature reserves.
Tasmania's capital is also a great destination for those who like to shop as there are plenty of large shopping malls, markets and stalls here. The main tourists areas also contain trendy cafés, bars and a good range of hotels.
Visitors can spend several days exploring the city and its areas of natural beauty such as Bonorong Wildlife Park and learning about Hobart's history in attractions such as the Maritime Museum of Tasmania before dining in style at one of the city's excellent restaurants.
The best place to start exploring the city is Mount Wellington as stunning views can be seen from the summit. Visitors can take a bus to the Fern Tree stop and spend time wandering along the scenic walking trails.
This collection of restored colonial-style warehouses date back to the 1930s. Salamanca Place is a great place to explore, especially on Saturdays when the Salamanca Market is held, and the area is within walking distance of most parts of the city.
Take a short boat trip over to picturesque Bruny Island to enjoy a wide range of activities such as camel tours and surfing. The population of this island is around 500 and visitors can get here by taking a regular ferry from Kettering, which is just to the south of Hobart and connected to the city by bus.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Containing an interesting and informative collection of aboriginal artwork and artifacts, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery provides free tours. Located on Macquarie Street, several bus routes pass by the museum on their way around the city.
Beer lovers will want to take a two-hour guided tour of Cascade Brewery, which is the oldest brewery in Australia. Tours allow visitors to watch the brewing process in action and the brewery can be reached in just 10 minutes by taking a bus running south from the city center.
Overlooking New Town Bay on the River Derwent, Runnymede House was built around 1836. This stunning building has been lovingly restored by the National Trust and is located on Bay Road, within walking distance of the city center.