An astonishing assortment of activities and attractions are gifted to visitors in the Hobart and Surrounds region.
Hobart is at the heart of this region, and the Tasmanian capital is gripping, providing visitors with a host of unforgettable experiences. Located on the Derwent River and with Mount Wellington an ever-present backdrop, Hobart is all about culture and class. Its historical vibe instantly bites you – head to Battery Hill and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped out of a time machine.
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the Salamanca Markets, a tour of Australia's oldest brewery, Cascade, a climb up Mount Wellington, and a casual stroll around Constitution Dock are all essential.
Head slightly north and reach the charming village of Richmond, which emits a feeling of being in the Mother Country. Grand Georgian structures provide a pleasant throwback to the past: Richmond Bridge, Richmond Gaol, and various churches are among the highlights. Other historical towns are dotted throughout the wider region.
Or journey southwest and pass through the produce-rich Huon Valley to Hastings Caves State Reserve where you can tour the Newdegate Cave and relax in thermal springs. While in these parts, embrace the Tasmanian wilderness by taking a ferry ride to majestic Bruny Island.
Alternatively, check out cellar doors that form part of the Southern Wine Route. Derwent Valley and Coal River Valley are among prominent areas.