Tasmania is often called the greenest corner of Australia so it comes as little surprise that the state is a popular choice when it comes to a cruise in the waters around the coast.
Split from the mainland by the Bass Strait, the island is one of those places you simply have to visit on a trip Down Under and the capital city Hobart is one of the top destinations for those heading shore.
A number of cruise companies operate trips that dock in Hobart, with the city being easily accessible from the main terminal at Macquarie Wharf.
Within minutes of leaving the ship, you’ll find yourself in Salamanca Place, an area of the city that was once little more than rows of warehouses before undergoing extensive redevelopment to become a hub of restaurants, bars, galleries and boutique shops.
The vibrant district is also home to a weekly market that is hugely popular with both locals and visitors alike.
Well-preserved architecture can be found across the city dating back to the Georgian and Victoria eras, whilst there are plenty of opportunities to explore history and culture.
The Theatre Royal is one of the oldest to be found anywhere in Australia, whilst the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and the impressive Museum of Old and New Art are also well worth visiting if your time ashore allows.
Within Hobart you’ll find an impressive Botanical Garden that dates back to the early 1800s, whilst you can’t fail to notice the imposing peak of Mount Wellington looking down across the city.
There are various walking trails around the area, whilst a paved road grants easy access to the summit where you can then embrace stunning views of the surrounding area.
If you want to visit somewhere packed with character, then Hobart will be right up your street.
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