Hobart is Australia’s southern most capital city in its very own self contained island Tasmania. It is also Australia’s smallest capital with around 130000 people calling Hobart home. This historically rich riverside city with has a bustling harbor and a spectacular mountain backdrop offers plenty to do for the visitor. Hobart has many historical building dating back to its convict past which have been restored for use in the 21st century.
|The Hobart Casino Complex was Australia’s first casino.|
Lying at the foot of the 1270 metre Mount Wellington and on the shores of the Derwent River, Hobart has a thriving arts and crafts scene with popular markets and galleries and vibrant waterfront precinct.
The historic Salamanca Place, once the cities bustling sandstone cargo stores, dates back to the convict days and has been restored to house many fine hotels, restaurants and galleries. There is a fine selection of local produce including fine Trout, Cheese and some delightful Wines.
Hobart’s Wrest Point Casino is the highest building in Hobart and is Australia’s oldest casino dating back to the 1970s and is home to a wide selection of dining and entertainment experiences.
New Years Eve is Hobart’s largest event when the Sydney to Hobart Yachting race finishes on the Derwent River. Thousands flock to the shores to greet the sailors and watercraft in a fun carnival atmosphere with food, drink and fun for all.