Hobart

The city of Hobart nestles at the foot of Mount Wellington.  It’s the finishing place for the infamous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race between Christmas and New Year.  Constitution Dock is in full swing from Boxing Day onwards.

Our southernmost city has a lot to offer – beaches, rainforest, museums, theatres, gardens, heaps of gourmet produce and you can take a step back in time visiting all the convict landmarks.

St David’s Park provides a shady lush retreat from the bustle of Saturday morning’s Salamanca Markets.

Every Saturday Salamanca Place, not far from Constitution Dock, is transformed into a market. Over 250 stalls with an endless collection of Tasmanian made woodwork, produce, craft and fashion.

Every day the area around Hobart’s waterfront  offers a choice of restaurants and events to keep you entertained.

Preparing the ground for the 2nd test between Australia and New Zealand December 2011

The newly named Blundstone Arena, Bellerive is the home of Tasmanian cricket and is nestled on the eastern shores of the Derwent River opposite Hobart’s CBD. Opened in 1914, the venue received a significant upgrade which was completed in early 2003. New light towers suitable for night international cricket were completed in late 2009. On 21 February 2010, a Twenty20 International match between Australia and the West Indies attracted a crowd of 15,575. This was the first international day-night cricket match played at the ground.

Away from the city is the village of Sorell.  It’s on the way to Port Arthur.  The Memorial Hall becomes the market place for preloved items as well as plants and bric-a-brac on Sunday mornings.  The market is held every Sunday morning from 9am during summer and every second Sunday during winter.

Also every Sunday morning at Hobart Showground is another “Trash & Treasure” market.  Parking is plentiful.

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