I always say that Hobart is my favorite city in Australia – laid-back, relaxed, uncompromising yet it offers a blend of the elegant old and the lovely new. Hobart may not have the sophistication of Sydney and Melbourne but it has the character of an old English Town – – and that what makes me love Hobart.
I have stayed in Hobart for a quick visit and here is my Hobart’s Day Tour Walking Itinerary. The places I have visited are among Hobart’s Best Places to See.
Battery Point is one of Hobart’s most historic area. It used to be a penal colony and defense fortress of the coastal city but eventually turned into farmlands. Today, Battery Point is known to be the home of some of Hobart’s old houses, hotels and restaurants.
Located within the Battery Point, Princess Park which is situated on top of a hill is a famous park in Hobart. It houses the first Signaling System in Hobart which was used to help shipping movements.
Located few meters away to the north of Battery Point, Salamanca is a famous market in Hobart and at the same time a culture and arts center. Salamanca houses supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, theaters, galleries and shops that sell various goods.
Hobart Parliament House
Located adjacent to Salamanca Place, The Parliament House is the meeting place of the Government of Tasmania and houses Tasmanian Legislative Council and Tasmanian House of Assembly.
Farm produced are sold in make shift stalls every Sunday.
St. David’s Park
St David’s Park used to be Hobart’s main cemetery. The last burial here was done in 1872. Today, St. David’s is a famous park with many tombstones still adoring its grounds.
Sullivans Cove is few steps away from Salamanca Place and it was the initial landing site of the City.
Perhaps the most famous dock in Hobart, the Constitution Dock is the rallying point of the Hobart-Sydney Yacht Race.
General Post Office Building
Located in the corner of Elizabeth and Macquarie Street, just across the Franklin Square, the General Post Office Building is Hobart’s first building opened to the public after the Federation of Australia.
Hobart’s Franklin Square is an open park with plenty of seating facilities for the public. The statue of Governor Sir John Franklin, a beautiful fountain and oak trees make this park worth visiting.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
I attended my first mass in Australia at St Joseph Church. I was lucky because during the time I attended the mass, the Archbishop of Hobart is the one presiding. The Church of Saint Joseph in Hobart was built in 1814.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Hobart
St. Mary’s Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Hobart. It is located along Barracks road which is few steps away from my hotel.
I stayed in Hobart for 3 nights during my Australia and New Zealand trip. My complete Australia and New Zealand itinerary will be posted soon.