Hobart is a quaint old city in which the most beautiful sight is on entry from the north when suddenly driving into the city, the beautiful old wharf/harbor area appear out of the blue! The old buildings really make this city, with a sensible mix of modern.
Unique little shopping areas like 'the cat and fiddle' arcade make it special. Friendly people are thrown in at no extra cost too. A trip up the mountain is worthwhile too. Hobart is a launching pad for many destinations from the great Lakes to the east coast and down south to port Arthur and beyond. Many boat trips are also possible from Hobart, and we'll worth the effort.
Delightful place to live great ocean, river and mountain views from almost everywhere clean fresh air for a city great choice of restaurants not much for tourists 2-3 days tops
I feel that on the whole, people of Tasmania are the most friendly and are always willing to show you their city or towns.
We were looking for the bus stop to take a shuttle bus to Salamanca market and were a little lost. We asked a lady on the street, I supposed she was from Hobart, and she could just sort of point us in one direction and left in the other direction. We stood at a bus stop hoping for the best and guess what, the same lady walked back to us just to confirm that we were at the right bus stop. We experienced this helpfulness and friendliness as we drove around Tasmania. This really made my holiday all the more enjoyable.
There is so much to do in Hobart, and interests to suit just about anyone. I wish we would have had more than the 3 days we allowed ourselves, as I don't feel that we got to experience and do all we wanted during our time there.
Hobart is a really beautiful city with stunning water views around. A backdrop of small mountains and islands was just so peaceful.
There is a lot to do in Hobart the markets on Saturday morning, the museum which is really well laid out, Mawson huts replica and lots of really great restaurants and cafes.
Friendly & nice people. A city that is not too crowded and fast pace. Royal Tasmania Botanical Garden & Mt Nelson are quite nice to visit.
A short drive away is Mt Wellington, which has a great view. Hobart has quite a number of nice restaurants. Salamaca Mkt is a gd place to buy local products.
Hobart, and Tassie in general, is beautiful!! We went to Port Arthur (one hours drive) for a day trip, did a day tasting cheese at Wicked in Richmond, patting kangaroos and koalas and wombats at Bonorong in Brighton, and a magical dinner at Barilla Bay oysters - unfortunately the berry picking farm in Sorell was closed for winter.
Many great restaurants in North Hobart, we also ate at the Wrest Point casino. Half hour drive up to Mount Wellington. Compulsory trip to the amazing Salamanca markets on Saturday morning. Easy driving. Beautiful place.
Joined a Gray Line tour of Hobart and Port Arthur for a day and the tour to the snow-covered Mt Wellington was spectacular.
The Botanic Gardens has got some interesting and colourful plants for photo-taking.
Hobart was awesome, there is alot to do there. Salamanca was cool, there markets there were great. Check out Mt Wellington if its a clear day
Port Arthur, MONA, the local zoo, Cascade Brewery, there's several relatively affordable tours all around
Horbart is a beautiful city, it is clean and cool. We were there in February and come from Queensland so loved the climate.
The wharf is well worth visiting. Looking at all the boats, especially sitting on the warf having a drink looking out to the sea. Great views
The history and harbourside are the cities main drawcards, but it also has a spectacular natural playground in Wellington Park at its doorstep, which is well worth exploring if visitors are at all keen on outdoor activities.
Zig zag Track up Mt Wellington is quite stunning and in an afternoons walk will leave a lasting impression of the spectacular beauty of this citys' most prominent feature. Mona is disturbing and fascinating in equal measure and its' architecture a real delight - a must see if only to be able to discuss it with others who have been.
It is a beautiful city, surrounded by hills and with a lovely waterfront. People we dealt with were relaxed & friendly.
There is a lovely feel about the city. Be prepared to walk a lot on hilly roads. This can be tiring & somewhat limiting. There is an excellent transport system (buses & ferries) which take you everywhere, but are somewhat limited on weekends after hours, like any city. But on the positive side, the views are fantastic from the hillside suburbs. One can get around by ferries & water taxis which is a lovely relaxing way of going everywhere near the CBD. There are a large range of shops. There is a good community spirit that was very attractive. Loved the city, will visit again.
Hobart is a center point where you can go to other places easily, such as the Bruny Island, Port Arthur etc.
Hobart is just a city, but it can be a very good base for travels to surrounding attractions such as Port Arthur, Mt Wellington, Bruny Island etc.
Clean city, not too busy. Easy drive around the city but may have to look for parking space. A good place to be based at, and explore Mt Wellinton, Houn areas and Bruny Island.
If you have young children or are young at heart, visit when the Christmas pageant is on, it is a fantastic reflection of community.
A place to get in touch with yourself, with nature and simply enjoy being!. A place to appreciate history, culture and people.
Hobart is very lively town and nice place to stay and visit. Will definitely visit this place again.
So much to do - shopping, sight seeing, historical tours, arts, dining ..... great history, great city!
HOBART IS A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC CITY IN A GREAT LOCATION. THERE IS PLENTY TO DO IN AND AROUND HOBART WITH LOTS OF TOURS VIA BUS OR FERRY, OR IF YOU HIRE A CAR YOU CAN DRIVE YOURSELF.
THE TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE IS EXCELLENT & VERY HELPFUL. THE CITY ALSO HAS PLENTY OF GREAT PLACES TO EAT - THE FOOD (ESPECIALLY THE SEAFOOD) IS EXCELLENT. JUST WALKING AROUND HOBART IS VERY PLEASANT. IT'S EASY TO GET ABOUT & THE HISTORY OF THE CITY IS ALL AROUND WITH SO MANY OF IT'S OLD COLONIAL BUILDINGS STILL THERE.
Loved Hobart, just wished I'd stayed longer in the city. Am definitely going again to see the rest of it and enjoy the markets on Sunday.
People are friendly in Hobart. And its more convenient to travel there by car instead of taking public transportation.
Hobart is a peaceful city, very quiet during night time. A lot of good restaurants near to the pier.
Hobart had a historical and cultural feel that made it a interesting mix. We love what has been done in the Salamanca area and the fact most places are within walking distance.
This makes you more inclined to get out and walk around and see what you can find.
Lovely to visit but not enough accommodation. Will be better in a few years as they grow more accustomed to tourism
pace of life, cleanliness, central, flat for walking. We went for fabulous breakfasts out of the hotel although theirs looked excellent , but we were recommended by Dave on the front desk to go to a couple at Sandy Bay and the walk there was beautiful and the area around the cafes was super
Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney.
no night life here, only bar or pub. All shops closed at 17:00. Can treat as a place as relaxing travels.