Mount Wellington (Kunanyi)
Mt. Wellington is usually covered in snow, even in the summer. It’s located to the west like a slumbering giant. A narrow mountain road winds up from Huon Highway to this mountain’s summit. You get to cross subalpine scenery and temperate rain forest. You can browse photographs inside the observation center and enjoy some amazing views of the sea, the city, and the wilderness. There are boardwalks to follow, or you could choose to use a mountain bike if you’re adventurous. The Organ Pipes are a startling feature of the mountain. Walking to Sphinx Rock from the springs while going to the Pinnacle brings you some great views of the shard-like rock formations. There are bushwalking trails which can cater to all your needs, and there are some important observation points which offer barbecue and picnic facilities. Sightseers are recommended to bring warm clothes to protect them against capricious weather and icy winds.
Salamanca Place and Salamanca Market
This was built between 1835 and 1860. The historic sandstone buildings are steeped in heritage. It was once considered the commercial hotspot of Hobart. Now, this cobblestone strip is a tourist hub. When you are at Battery Point, you walk down the Kelly Steps to this precinct where you will find all sorts of antique dealers, restaurants, cafes, shots, etc. around the Georgian warehouses of old. The Arts Centre is a cultural center with performing arts venues, galleries, and artist studios all over. One of the main attractions here is the Saturday markets. More than three-hundred vendors attend and offer everything from handcrafted jewelry and woodwork to glassware, ceramics, and fresh vegetables and fruit. The festive ambiance is enhanced by street musicians. You can enjoy a tasty meal of fish and chips at the Constitution Dock. There’s also the annual Yacht Race every January.
The old harbor is somewhat an open-air museum. The buildings were erected by convicts, and some of them were excellent craftsmen. It has been named after the gun battery which stood on the promontory at one point. There are a number of boutique hotels, 19th-century cottages, and restaurants all around. Some highlights of this area include Lenna House, Princes Park, Narryna Heritage Museum, etc. There’s a neoclassical Anglican Church here too from 1836. This church was built by a couple of the most prominent architects in Tasmania, James Blackburn, and John Lee Archer. For more things to do in Hobart, we recommend heading to WhatsBest.com.au – one of Australia’s most trusted source of events and places.