Tasmania’s capital city is the second oldest in Australia, and was founded in 1804 as a British penal colony.
With a population of almost 250,000, about half of all Tasmanians reside there. And yet, it’s still one of the least populated state capitals in all of Australia.
The city’s skyline is dominated by the majestic Mount Wellington, and it’s close to many Southern Tasmania attractions like Port Arthur, Mount Field National Park, Bruny Island and Derwent Valleys.
Hobart itself has much to explore, with the city featuring an interesting blend of heritage, culture and gastronomic delights.