It is a beautiful setting that attracted me to Hobart. The capital city of Tasmania used to be a penal colony and convicts used to be sentenced here with years of hard labor. With galleries, museums, and stunning architects, the city is never going to run out of things to offer to the visitors. Sailing is the favorite pastime of the city. Here’s my list of things to do when you are in Hobart.
Catch the View from Mount Wellington
Often clad with snow, Mount Wellington is situated on the west of Hobart. A narrow road stretching for 21 kilometers is going to take up the summit through the rain forest and also the subalpine scenery. I truly enjoyed the breathtaking view of the city. There is also the observations shelter where I came across some old photographs. One of the most famous attractions is Organ Pipes which is popular for rock climbing. If you love biking, you can zoom to the bottom of this peak. There are tours available where an expert will guide you to the summit and provided a bike to trail back down.
Take a Day Trip to Port Arthur
Port Arthur is a World Heritage site is almost 95 kilometers South of Hobart. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions and will remind you of the convict life. Take a tour of the guard tower, prison, hospital, and also the museum. I also took the ghost tour at night which sent a chill down my spine.
Visit the Botanical Garden
Royal Tasmanian is a botanical garden where you can spend some relaxing time amidst nature. It offers a view of the Derwent River. The garden had been laid out in the year 1818. I also enjoyed every bit that it had to offer to start from the vegetable patch to the sub-Antarctic plant house.