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Tasmania’s beautiful harbour capital, Hobart, is a city that is enviably rich in natural surroundings, Australian history, contemporary art and gourmet food and wines.
Hobart is making a name for itself as a foodie capital. Mouth-watering seafood, rich local produce and masterfully crafted wine and beer are keeping visitors happily satiated. A Gourmania food tour will make you an honorary foodie and you haven’t tried fresh until you’ve tasted a Barilla Bay oyster.
Enjoy a romantic getaway or a spontaneous trip with friends in one of Hobart’s pristine villas, beach apartments or luxury hotels. The gorgeous views of rolling plains and the River Derwent will surround you from your warm room with a glass of wine.
A quick stroll down Salamanca Place, within the walls of 19th-century waterfront warehouses, you will spot the hip cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios. It is the perfect location for alfresco dining.
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The view on the top of Mount Wellington, one of Tasmania’s highest peaks, is life changing.
Enjoy the sights, sounds & flavours of Australia's best outdoor market, every Saturday at Salamanca Market. MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art: Festival of Music and Art) is an annual festival and Tasmania's largest contemporary music festival (Jan). Celebrate the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise at Dark Mofo (June). Perfect the art of the swirl, sniff and spit at the annual Southern Vineyards White Wine Weekend (Oct) or barrack on the sailors competing in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (Dec) at the finish line at Battery Point’s Castray Esplanade. Indulge in Hobart's waterfront celebration Taste of Tasmania (Dec/Jan).
Ethos Eat Drink for divine degustation (100 Elizabeth St, Hobart 03 6231 1165)
Lebrina for classic and refined dining (155 New Town Rd, New Town 03 6228 7775)
Smolt for all-day dining in style (2 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point 03 6224 2554)
Crumb Street Kitchen for ribs, brisket and tacos worth lining up for (144 Harrington St, Hobart 03 6234 7002)
Jackman & McRoss for delectable baked goods (57-59 Hampden Rd, Battery Point 03 6223 3186)
Getting to Tasmania is only part of the journey – getting around this great state is the real trip!
You’ll either arrive by ferry – the great Bass Strait crossing on the Spirit of Tasmania or you’ll be so keen to get here, you’ll jump on a plane and arrive in one of our major cities, ready to hit the ground running.
Air: Hobart Airport is an international gateway to the island of Tasmania. It is located 17 kilometres from Hobart. It is serviced by the major airlines including domestic airlines, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia.
Car: Major international and national rental companies operate in Tasmania, and there are many specialist local businesses ready to assist with your hire needs.
Bike: Cycling and mountain biking are sensational on an uncrowded island with ever-changing scenery. Tasmania offers a variety of cycle and mountain bike tours, from relaxing wine, food and heritage experiences to exhilarating mountain descents. Visit Bicycle Tasmania for more information on cycling in Tasmania.
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: GMT + 10 (During Daylight Saving Time Hobart is GMT + 11)
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 03