Hobart

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania.  It has a population of approx. 225,000 and having been settled in 1804 as a penal colony it is the second oldest capital city in Australia.

The city is located in the state’s south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River, making it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities. Its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world.  Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre (4,170 ft) kunanyi/Mount Wellington, and much of the city’s waterfront consists of reclaimed land.

If you are attending inForum and do not live locally we highly recommend you take a few extra days for sightseeing and suggest visiting:

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)

Port Arthur Historic Site – 90 minutes from Hobart

Salamanca Markets – Saturdays 8.30am-3.00pm

Cascade Brewery Visitor Centre

Stunning natural locations include:  Mt Wellington, Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge, Tasmania National Park (includes The Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch and Blowhole) and the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

or explore Hobart on the Red Decker – 90 minute hop on/hop off bus tour

For other tourism ideas:  Discover Tasmania