Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, reflects the rich colonial heritage and excellent food and wine options. My favorite area was the Salamanca which had many buildings dating back to hundreds of years.
Places to visit
We visited Mona Museum of Hobart. Its founder describes it as Disneyland for Adults. We visited the harbor of the town and Salamanca markets.
We loved wandering the suburbs of the Battery Point and admired the luxurious homes and rose gardens. We even explored the Female Factory of Cascades. We enjoyed our visit to Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest brewery offering many beers on a lovely terrace seating. Luckily we got a clear day to view Mt Wellington which was a 21km drive to the peak.
We even visited the Museum and Art gallery of Tasmania that pays heed to the cultural history of the state. We went via public bus from Hobart to Port Arthur, with unusual yet violent times in history. One of our favorite experiences was Bruny Island cruise where we got to see wildlife, caves and seals, dolphins and seabirds. It was a tour for a full day, including a bus tour, crossing on the ferry and wilderness for 3 hours.
Though there is a queue there during lunch, Daci and Daci bakers offer pies, salads, and pastries along with an excellent range of bread. We cherished the food at Fish Frenzy, that offered grilled seafood and seafood chowder besides fish and chips and the main attraction is near the Hobart waterfront. We enjoyed the muffins and great coffee at Machine Laundry Café.
One can reach Hobart seamlessly via domestic flights from major cities across Australia. It is recommended for one to spend at least a week in the town when touring Australia as it offers a blend of cultural and modern experience.