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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN HOBART - For an incredible holiday that you will never forget!

Hobart is the capital city of beautiful Tasmania. This is a destination one shouldn't miss out on when travelling towards this region. There is so much to see and do out here. Here is a list of the top things you need to do when in Hobart.


Mount Wellington

Mt Wellington is a popular attraction in Hobart. The view from up here is sublime. Tasmania is known to be absolutely breath-taking. If you do not see it from this vantage point, you are truly going to miss on something incredible. The mountain is 1270 meters high, and often the peaks are covered with a thick layer of snow and the skies are a shade of blue creating a view that is fit to be from heaven.


Salamanca Place

The name doesn’t give away much, does it? Well then, let's see what the Salamanca Palace is all about. This is a precinct in Hobart that is home to some of the amazing sandstone buildings, rows and rows of it! This was established back in the 1830s and used to be equipped with warehouses. Salamanca was a place that was a centre for thriving tradesman and industries. Now, the place has been taken over by tourists who come to have an enjoyable time. These ancient buildings have been transformed into art galleries, restaurants, cafes, boutiques shops and so on. Just tailored to give you the time of your life!


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Hobart’s rich art scene is best explored in MONA which was open to the public in 2011. The place is said to have revitalised Hobart and as a result, the city has made it into international itineraries. The founder of the museum, David Walsh has often quoted the place as being the ‘subversive adult Disneyland’. The museum blends the old with the new art, creating an atmosphere that is impressive, to say the least. Besides, when looking for accommodation look for ones that are centrally located for convenience. Many Hobart hotel apartments are popping in the city. You can check out properties like Somerset on the Pier Hobart, for instance.


Port Arthur Historic Site

The Port Arthur Historic Site is listed in the World Heritage Site and comprises of thirty buildings. This used to be one of the penal facilities used by the British when they sent convicts to this country. Many of these buildings are in ruins today. Having said that, certain sections are open to the public which includes the Separate Prison, Convict Church and the Hospital. If you find yourself having time, guided tours around the Point Puer Boy’s Prison or the Isle of the Dead Cemetery is worth it too.


Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Tasmania boasts of transcending natural beauty and where best to experience it than in the botanical gardens? The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens was open to the public in 1818. This was a milestone project achieved in terms of conservation. The gardens also are home to the Subantarctic Plant House which is the only one in the world today!