Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.
Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world’s best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.
With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.
What to see
Enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca Market, Australia’s best outdoor market.
Hobart is also close to many of southern Tasmania’s best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.
Tipping is not expected in Tasmania but it is appreciated.
The currency in Hobart is the Australian Dollar
Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Under Hobart law smoking is not permitted in a variety of places including bus and pedestrian malls, bus shelters, outdoor-dining areas, sports venues, patrolled beaches, public swimming pools and children’s playgrounds.
From April to early October, Hobart operates in the Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC + 11 hours)
The average daily temperature in Hobart is lows of 7C and highs of 17C. Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania, delegates should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration on the weather. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.
For more information about Tasmania and the surrounding area, please click below to visit their tourism website.
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