Hobart rocks! It’s Australia’s second-oldest city and southernmost capital, lying at the foothills of Mt Wellington on the banks of the Derwent River. The waterfront areas around Sullivans Cove – Macquarie Wharf, Constitution Dock, Salamanca Place and Battery Point – are simply gorgeous with their neat Georgian buildings and the towering bulk of Mt Wellington behind. The town’s rich colonial heritage and natural charms are accented by a spirited, rootsy atmosphere: festivals, superb restaurants and hip urban bars abound.Hobartians are super-relaxed and friendly, and will make you feel very welcome. They hang out in cafes and pubs, joking and idly watching the world go by, dressed for their next wilderness expedition. On summer afternoons the sea breeze blows and yachts tack across the river. On winter mornings the pea-soup ‘Bridgewater Jerry’ fog lifts to reveal the snow-capped summit of the mountain.
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Our top picks for Hobart
Cascade Brewery: Australia's oldest brewery is still going strong, and is a mandatory stop for beer aficionados
Annapurna: Hands down the tastiest Indian cuisine you'll find in all of Tasmania!
Mount Wellington: Towering majestically over Hobart, Mount Wellington offers stunning views and hiking opportunities galore
Salamanca Market: Every Saturday, Salamanca's tree-lined streets come alive with market stalls and colourful crowds
Theatre Royal: Catch a show at Australia's oldest continually operating theatre
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