Hugging the hillsides along the broad River Derwent in southern Tasmania, Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city, dating back to 1804.
Streets lined with historic architecture rise from the waterfront, climbing towards the summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington, a lofty peak watching over the traditional lands of the Muwinina people. And when the harbour blooms with sails or the mountain is cloaked in winter snow, it’s hard to imagine a prettier place.
But Hobart is more than just skin deep. This is a creative town, fuelled by energetic festivals like Dark Mofo and the Festival of Voices, and the edgy happenings at Mona, the provocative Museum of Old and New Art. Hobart is also a hub for fine food and drink: think super-fresh seafood, cool-climate wines and smooth Tasmanian single malt whisky from sustainably minded producers.
And just beyond the edge of town, Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict sites and wilderness await. Not to mention some of Australia’s top-ranked golf courses, extraordinary hiking, mountain-biking and foodie trails, fly-fishing lakes, and beaches where the only footprints in the sand will be yours.
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Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre
The Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre assists in planning itineraries, offers personalised travel suggestions, provides detailed local knowledge and information, and can even make your bookings.
Conveniently located in the centre of Hobart, less than five minutes’ walk from the waterfront and the city centre. The TTIC are here to help, so call, use the website contact form or visit the travel centre for a truly personalised service.
Travel Centre – 20 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm
Elizabeth Street Mall Information Hub – Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm
Phone: (03) 6238 4222