Destination Guide - Hobart
Humble Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, may be small but what it lacks in expanse, it more than makes up for in beauty. It’s surrounded by greenery, lucid waters and imposing mountain peaks. The city itself has a colonial maritime ambiance. Battery Point is one of the best places to view original architecture. Mount Wellington, which peaks at 1270 metres, is worth climbing for panoramic views of the region. After all that hiking you might be hungry and if you’re a gourmet food and wine fan, sample the excellent array of local produce.
Cooler winds mean Tasmania is rarely hot. Temperatures average 23°C in summer (December to February) while winter (June to August) temperatures are a chilly 3-11°C.
Getting there and around
Hiring a car or taking taxis are the easiest way to get around Hobart and the greater region as public transport is infrequent.
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