Hobart, Tasmania in Photos – a beautiful, walkable city in Australia

My visit to Hobart was very brief – a day and an evening.

During that time I raced around Port Arthur, experienced a cool boat trip under the towering cliffs of the Tasmanian coastline with seals and penguins, and took a scenic sea plane flight to Wineglass Bay.

Just quietly Hobart rocks.

Historical buildings in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

I really didn’t get much of a chance to see the city itself. We stayed at Salamanca Inn, which is in the heart of the historic area near the colourful waterfront.

Rows of historic Georgian sandstone warehouses converted into restaurants, cafes, bars and specialty shops and opposite plane trees line up to offer shade for the infamous Saturday Salamanca Markets. (I’ve been told one of Australia’s best) We stayed on the wrong day.

It’s all I needed to see of Hobart to know I wanted to explore more. Mt Wellington in the background offers a stunning and dramatic background.

Hobart Harbour in Tasmania, Australia

Hobart is warm and inviting.

Stories of Australia’s history seep out from its walls enticing you to learn more as you wander the streets and sit in bars where whalers perhaps sat in the 1800′s. It’s Australia’s second oldest city and can now add a vibrant art and food culture as a worthy reason to visit.

I managed to have a spare hour early in the morning, so I grabbed my camera and my friend, Nat and walked around the harbour to take some beautiful early morning photos.

Hobart Harbour

This is the place where the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race ends. It’s a beautiful harbour and so serene early in the morning.

Hobart harbour, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart harbour in Tasmania, Australia

Sunrise over Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

schooner yacht in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Elizabeth pier Hobart

Hobart harbour (1)

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Food and Drink

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
The Henry James Art Hotel on the waterfront

The previous evening we had dinner at the Henry James Art Hotel and after a delicious meal with wonderful conversation and wine a few of us moved to the Cargo Bar, a wood-fired pizza and wine bar.

How could you not love having a coconut and honey mojito in a 180 year old sandstone building?

Ben Milbourne, a contestant on last year’s Masterchef, suggested it as well as the Washing Machine cafe, where Nat and I went the next morning for breakfast. He was spot on. It had funky decor and really relaxed and chatty staff. The food was wholesome and in true Tassie fashion, bursting with flavour.

Machine Laundry cafe Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Machine Laundry Cafe
Machine Laundry cafe Hobart (2)
Washing on, time for breakfast
haloumi avocado breakfast
Mexican avocado with chickpeas and haloumi -YUM

A Dash of History and Culture

After our scrummy breakfast and photo shoot we headed to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for our last tour and a press event. The gallery has recently undergone a huge renovation and celebrates Tasmania’s history, art and culture.

A highlight for me was the Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery which celebrates Tasmania’s indigenous history and culture.

Tasmanian museum and art gallery (1)
The quirky Harry Potter inspired staircase
Tasmanian museum and art gallery, Tasmania, Australia
Beautiful historic buildings
Tasmanian museum and art gallery, Australia
Loved this drawing showing the relationship at the beginning of settlement between Aboriginal people and the English
ceasar salad with smoked salmon, Tasmania, Australia
Yummy smoked salmon ceasar at the museum cafe

Walking the Streets of Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Retro Cafe in Hobart Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

I am SUPER keen to get back to Hobart and have a good wander through the cobblestoned streets, check out the Salamanca Markets and see what else this fine city has to offer.

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  • Disclaimer: I travelled to Hobart as part of Tourism Australia’s T-Qual Tick race

    Caz
    Caz Makepeace is the co-founder of y Travel Blog and has been traveling the world since 1997, first solo, then with her husband, and now with her two daughters. Get her free email series on the 4 best ways to reduce travel costs. Follow her on Google+

    11 Comments on “Hobart, Tasmania in Photos – a beautiful, walkable city in Australia”

    1. Hobart looks beautiful. I’ll be there later this year so thanks for some great tips

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    2. Very beautiful area. Not the image I had of Tasmania.
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    3. I haven’t seen very much of Hobart. I slept there one night and had succulent fish and shellfish salads on the small restaurants at the harbor.
      I’ve noticed it’s built on a kind of colonial style.
      However, for me it will be forever the place from where I started my first journey to Antarctica.
      Nice to see the town again in these beautiful photos of yours.
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      • What a great place to start a journey like that. I had no idea you could leave from there to Antarctica

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    4. I remember walking the city of Hobart on a clear, sunny day – and it’s still as beautiful judging from your photos as I remember it to be.
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    5. Hobart looks like a calm and quiet place. Mt. Wellington and blue skies makes it even more interesting.
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    6. We’re planning a trip to Australia next year and with so much to see and so little time we’re trying to work out whether to fit Tasmania in to the schedule or go to NZ instead. They both seem beautiful so it’s a tough decicion…a good problem to have I suppose.

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    7. Hobart is such a peaceful place. I would like to visit this when I get to Australia.
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