Hobart Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Hobart is a compact city, located on the island
of Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state. It sits on the banks of the Derwent River
between Mt Wellington and picturesque Port Hobart Founded in 1804, Hobart was originally an
infamous penal colony. To the convicts who endured the gruelling
8-month journey from Britain, it was the bottom of the earth but today the
city has well and truly cast off the shackles of the past. Hobart is a place where the old and new meet,
right at the edge a pristine wilderness. It’s a city where cutting-edge art lives
amongst historic sandstone warehouses, and modern performances take place in a theatre
built by convicts. A city of historic parks and gardens, surrounded
by picturesque vineyards, in a landscape that has remained unchanged
for generations. The waterfront is where early settlers first
stepped ashore, and today the docks makes a perfect place
to start your adventures. Stroll past historic buildings, enjoy a meal at a waterfront restaurant or
pick up some of the day’s catch from the local fishermen. The Georgian sandstone warehouses here were
once used to store wool, grain and whale oil but are now converted
into businesses, galleries and restaurants. Visit Australia’s oldest brewery, which
is still in business today.Take a tour, enjoy a beer and imagine living in this city
in the 1830’s when there was a pub for every 200 people! Just behind Constitution Dock is the Maritime
Museum a great place to gain an insight into just
how important the ocean has always been to this remote place. Breathe in the sea air on your own tall ships
experience with a trip on the Lady Nelson. Help set the rigging, trim the sails, and
take a turn at the helm. Back on dry land and just a short stroll from
the waterfront is Salamanca Market, a local institution for over 30 years. See the work of artists and craftspeople and
enjoy the year-round festival of events. Stock up on provisions, or pick up a woolly
scarf for when those icy winds blow in from Antarctica. Learn more about that great southern wilderness
and the people who have tried to conquer it at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. There is also an interesting collection of
art here ranging from traditional to contemporary. For artwork of a more controversial nature take the half-hour ride upriver to the vast
and varied art collection of Mona – The museum of old and new art. This is a recent addition to Hobart’s creative
scene. It is one of the largest privately owned museums
in Australia and amongst the most talked about in the world. Thanks to fertile soils and ideal weather
conditions, Hobart produces plenty of world class wine
as well as acclaimed organic food. To enjoy some of this famous produce, head
south toward the Huon Trail. Visit any of the boutique wineries along they
way, many of which have restaurants that use locally
grown ingredients and offer stunning views. An hour and a half to the south east of Hobart
is Australia’s most infamous convict settlement, Port Arthur. As you wander around this open air museum, it is easy to imagine the brutal conditions
endured by the poor souls sent to Australia’s version of Alcatraz. While you are in the area, visit Tasman National
Park. Drive to the Tasman arch and the Devil’s
kitchen or hike to secluded bays. Back in the city, don’t leave without a
trip to the top of Mount Wellington. From here, you can imagine Hobart as it was
200 years ago, when tall ships unloaded their wretched cargo
at the docks. That wonderful sense of rubbing shoulders
with history never really leaves you but it is clear from the moment you arrive
that this old city now beats with a young and creative heart.

71 Replies to “Hobart Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. An accurate portrayal of the best kept secret in Australia. Visited May 2014 and very much taken with the place. It has everything without the problems of a big city.

  2. "Tall ships unloaded their wretched cargo at the docks"?
    I was born in Hobart never heard it referred to with this term, hardly enticing eh? lol

  3. I was on holiday in Tasmania in September – early October 2008 and I still often miss being down there. It would have to be the loveliest holiday destination I've ever been to in my life. It's hard to believe that seven years have already gone by since then, as I still remember it like it was yesterday.

  4. how about some major cities Kolkata, Mumbai or Bangalore huh? They're not ENTIRELY poverty stricken. They have ample of well connected and wide roads . Please look into this Expedia

  5. Job well done Expedia – what a beautiful clip, very brief yet so detailed…the soundtrack really compliments the video – mind if I ask what the track is called??

  6. Beautiful video! Would you ever do Maldives and Mauritius though? Both are beautiful island countries located in the Indian Ocean.

  7. Expedia I love love love your videos but when will you India… just a suggestion… Anyways your editing is always on point.. over all the work is amazing…

  8. Great Little edit, great footage and quick history of where I live"Tasmania" Love it here.!!
    A must watch!!
    Jim

  9. In Hobart, many of the parents ignore traffic laws with their children. Many of these parents are civil servants. Youth in Tasmania deserve law-abiding, ethical and conscientious civil servants. Their future depends upon it. Let's double traffic fines in capital cities and watch law-abiding streets and adults appear, in Hobart!!

  10. im just cameback from Hobart. its beautiful city. first thing to do go to market salamca bought the bagel was yum . must visit place is mount wellington very awesome. and to Richmond. both tour is $50 its worth it. visit information centre. the next day hve lunch in cruise 1,5 hour $35 its worth it. went to zoodoo wildlife park. what  a fun feeding same animal by train. don't forget visit botanical garden was very awesome view and free entry. next day is explore city and eat fish and chips in whrf.. if I have more time would love to go to bruny island.

  11. So far Hobart is my favourite city in Australia. I was only there for a few hours but it was so pretty and chilled, which can tend to be quite the opposite of Sydney.

  12. 0:51 has been pulled apart for "maintaince" for god knows how long.
    1:05 Also known as stale. This is mostly because of Federal under investment in the State for Generations.
    1:18 Stroll, because even in a Capital with less people than most Victorian Rural towns, traffic is as bad as Port Melb.
    1:20 Just one meal though it will cost you the soul of your first born child, there are cheaper and better places to eat.
    1:24 Overpriced like you would not believe.

    2:28 Operates every Saturday only from 8.30am till about 12-1pm (official close is 3 but its fairly dead hours before this)
    Mostly only full of toursit nick nack trash at tourist gouging prices.

    The rest of this video is not too misleading and gives a farily accurate portrayal of Hobart, though it is missing a large amount of its litter and Graffiti. (why they used so few close angles of Hobart City itself)

  13. I was watching Isaac butter field’s Tasmania video and I somehow got here to see the capital of Tasmania hmhmhmhmhm

  14. I've been there just a week ago. Tasmania is so beautiful, filled with amazing people, food, wineries, landscapes. Really great place to retire or just live forever happy 🙂

  15. Chinese province 25% owned by Chinese. So what you going to do about it Tasmanians??????????????????????????????????????. Nothing.

  16. I spent more than half a year in 2011 in a town called Berridale. Suburbs of Hobart, right near Mona, It was the most peaceful time of my life and I still want to feel peace there.

  17. Sydney = Beach and Ferry
    Canberra = Political
    Melbourne = Hipster
    Hobart = Prison
    Adelaide = Historic
    Perth = Famous people
    Darwin = Military
    Brisbane = Parks
    BONUS:
    Gold Coast = SURFERS

  18. TASSIE IS SUCH A HIDDEN GEM! Absolutely stunning place, much prettier than the mainland. More similar to Scotland, Wales, Canada, New Zealand, parts of Patagonia with the the appearance, the scenery, and climate. Do more videos about the state, like Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair national park, or more! Many people don’t realise Tasmania’s beauty, and I do certainly appreciate it! The mountains may not be 20,000 feet tall, but they are still beautiful, I do certainly want to venture here one day! Love from England. 🙂

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