Besides being the capital of Tasmania, Hobart is, after Sydney, the second oldest city of Australia and is located about 300 kilometers southern the mainland. The city is named after Lord Hobart who was a colonial secretary and first settled in Hobart in 1803. Furthermore Tasmania’s capital has the second deepest natural port in the whole world.
Enjoy the Nature
Hobart is definitely the right city to go if you like being in the nature. As Hobart and Tasmania in general have a very blooming nature there are many natural places to see. One of the most significant distinctive feature of Hobart is the Mount Wellington which is 1271 metres high and has a great influence on the local weather determination. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is the second oldest botanical Gardens in Australia. This is a place where you can take your time to recreate and just enjoy Hobart. If you are more a kind of person who likes beaches and bays, there is also plenty in Tasmania. You can find one of the most beautiful beaches of Tasmania in the Freycinet Naionalpark.
Explore the Possibilities
As Tasmania has a very untouched nature you have many opportunities for outdoor activities. For example you can go sailing on the Derwent River or kayak with dolphins at the Primose Sands beach, located in the northern shore of Frederick Henry Bay and easily accessible from Hobart Port. Furthermore you can go walking, climbing and cycling.
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