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:
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