Hobart is the capital of beautiful and charming Tasmania, an island state situated south of mainland Australia. It is a characterful old city, with a quaint atmosphere and plenty of tourist destinations. It is a lovely holiday getaway with mild weather and breathtaking natural scenery.
If you enjoy the beautiful outdoors, you don’t need to worry about running out of things to do in Hobart. You may not have such a long list of sightseeing destinations, but a range of outdoor activities is within your grasp.
If you are looking for museums and art galleries to fill your day, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is worth a visit. It houses an impressive coin collection and an exhibit of different stuffed animals. Other museums in the city include the Museum of Old and New Art and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
In Hobart, you can hike a mountain and explore the beach on the same day. Mount Wellington is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city because it provides spectacular views from a lookout near the peak. Several beach areas are easily accessible in and around Hobart, so you can explore the Derwent River and the Southern Ocean when you are in the city.
Unlike most cities in mainland Australia, Hobart and the entire Tasmania experiences an oceanic climate with four distinct seasons. The summer season has average highs of 17-21.7 °C (62.6-71.1 °F) while the winter season has average lows ranging between 4.6-6.4 °C (40.3-40.5 °F).
Tennis fans may want to visit the city in January because it is when the Hobart International is typically held. Hobart International is a women’s pro tennis tournament that is part of the Women’s Tennis Association. The matches take place at the Hobart International Tennis Centre.
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