Hobart, the popular port city, is the capital of Tasmania. Standing by the Derwent River, its busy waterfront buzzes with crowds visiting trendy cafés, pubs and bars, and traveling via ferries or swanky yachts to attend its many cultural festivals. Overlooking the city is Mt Wellington or ‘Kunanyi’, as the local Aboriginal people call it. It is popular for its many mountain biking and bushwalking trails among adventure travelers. For those looking for a spot of culture and heritage, the city offers museums, art galleries and genteel colonial-era neighborhoods with narrow old streets and quaint cottages. Over the years, Hobart has also grown into a foodie’s paradise with its fine dining restaurants, funky craft beer breweries, and old pubs. The New Year holidays around Hobart’s high summer season are particularly popular with travelers and daytrippers. The Hobart Yacht Race and the Taste of Tasmania food festival are among the many other well-known events that the city hosts every year.
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Places: Hobart (1 day) → Port Arthur (1) → Coles Bay (2) → St Helens (1) → Launceston (1) → Cradle Mountain National Park (2) → Strahan (1) → Hobart (1)
Tour Highlights: Buzzing Metropolis, Adventure Sports, Culture & Heritage, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Outdoors & Hiking, Cruises...
The Henry Jones Art Hotel is an industrial chic accommodation overlooking Derwent river in southwestern Tasmania. Tastefully reimagined from a 19th century warehouse next to Victoria Dock, soak in fascinating stories of this historic building that was once a jam factory!
Sullivans Cove Apartments has five unique precincts within its group Salamanca- Battery Point, overlooking Salamanca Place, the Brooke Street Penthouses, Brooke Street, Gibson's Mill Apartments on Morrison St opposite Brooke St Pier, Hunter Street Apartments - overlooking Constitution Dock and IXL Apartments - the ultra modern award winning apartments adjacent to the Henry Jones Art Hotel.