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Must Visit Parks and Gardens in Hobart – Beautiful Havens of Colour

Enjoy the cool serene environs of Hobart's many parks and gardens. Idyllic escapes from the general hustle and bustle of life, these nature reserves are ideal for tourists to enjoy a relaxing sojourn.

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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are easy to reach from your Hobart serviced apartment as it is just 3kms from the CBD. Well worth a visit, the short commute to the gardens is just an added bonus. There you may rest and relax in salubrious environs punctuated with a myriad of flowering plants and exotic trees. There are wide spacious lawns to relax on as well as some elegant garden features to observe. Browse the gift shop which is bound to yield some interesting souvenirs and stop at the restaurant for a quick bite.

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Princess Park

This park can be accessed from many points around its compound which is located at Battery Point. The shady environs of the park are home to expansive lawns that are just right for enjoying a mid-day snooze. Kids will love the play area resplendent with a ship shaped play gym complete with slides, hammocks and even a sundial.

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Parliament Square – Salamanca Place

Salamanca Place is a vibrant district around which to holiday. The area is home to parks, museums, markets, craft shops and restaurants. The Salamanca Market is the largest in Hobart. Parliament Square walking distance from Somerset on Salamanca Hobart, is a beautiful park located in front of Parliament House. The place is skirted by a bluestone fence and has many trees that offer shady environs around which to chill. The sunny quarters is popular for picnics and enjoying Hobart's sunny weather.

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St David's Park

This place in Salamanca Place is located opposite the busy Salamanca Market. What was once an early colony cemetery has been transformed into a secluded sanctuary that one can escape to for some peace and solitude. Punctuated with trees and shrubs the well-manicured lawns are beautiful to look at and provide an aesthetic escape from the city's general hustle and bustle.

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Sandown Park

Also called Nutgrove Park and Sandy Cove Park this beautiful reserve is located next to Nutgrove Beach and Long Beach. The place is a popular venue for birthday parties and generally has one every weekend. Kids especially love this sunny park bordered by the beach and a large football field. The spacious lawn is popular amongst sun worshipers and families with kids out to enjoy the lush surroundings, playground and plenty of barbeque pits that are perfect for planning a family picnic.

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Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens is the kind of park one would go to sit in the shade and read a book. The park is surrounded by a canopy of large trees and beautiful lawns where folks come to walk the dog and relax. A kid's playground means there is plenty of action for the young tykes while a school for cross country activities literally surrounds the park.

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