Constitution Dock - Hobart

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Touring around Hobart

The old and the new blend in Hobart, which has all the amenities of large city but few of the hassles. It's easy to get around and attractions ranging from rows of Georgian warehouses in Salamanca Place and former jam factory premises at the Old Wharf to a signal station atop Mt Nelson and a Shot Tower at Taroona are only a few kilometres apart. Hobart, Australia's second oldest city, has retained a vast number of its 19th century buildings, both public and private.

They can be seen at virtually every turn, while detailed accounts of local history are available in such places as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which has an outstanding collection of colonial artworks, the Allport Museum and Library of Fine Arts, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Narryna, in Battery Point.

Life in Hobart has revolved around the waterfront from the days of whaling to the present. The docks are particularly busy in the Christmas-New Year period when yachts competing in the Sydney-Hobart and Westcoaster races berth here. Just across the way, Salamanca Place is an interesting shopping area specialising in Tasmanian wares and features a Saturday morning market.


Wander around the Sullivans Cove area, calling at St David's Park, Parliament House and Salamanca Place, and on the former mariners' village of Battery Point, cruise on the Harbour, try your luck at Wrest Point, Australia's first licenced Casino, take in the view from lookouts on Mt Nelson or Mt Wellington or the Kangaroo Bluff Battery on the eastern shore, visit the Bowen Park pyramids at Risdon Cove, the site of the first European settlers, tour the Cascade Brewery or Australia's oldest surviving theatre, the Theatre Royal, Anglesea Barracks, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Courts and Runnymede, now owned by the National Trust.

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Allport Library & Museum
Anglesea Historic Barracks
Arthurs Circus - Battery Point
Battery Point Guided Walks
Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre
Cadbury Chocolate Factory
Cascade Brewery Tours
Constitution Dock
Female Factory
Gasworks Village
Government House
Lark Distillery & Whisky Bar
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Mawsons Huts
Mt Nelson Signal Station
Mt Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Narryna Heritage Museum
Parliament House
Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Court
Risdon Cove Historical site
Runnymede Historic Home
Salamanca Place
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Theatre Royal
Transport Museum
The Shot Tower
Wrest Point Casino