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About Hobart

Hobart is located in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Hobart is Australia's second oldest city and southernmost capital, overlooking the grey water of the Derwent River. With numerous hip urban bars, exquisite restaurants and a scintillating atmosphere with festivals, Hobart offers a lot more than what it can claim. Summer afternoons gives the yachts a reason to breakfree from the dock and winter mornings unleash the pea soup Bridgewater Jerry fog to expose the summit of the mountain.


Country : Australia.
Area :

1357.3 km (524.1 sq mi).

Population : 209,287 (June 2008).
Currency : Dollars.
Region : Tasmania.
Geographic Coordination :

42°52'S 147°19"E / 42.867°S 147.317"E / .


Climate and Geography

Hobart has a beautiful climate throughout the year. Autumn from March to May is mild and the winters from June to August are cold with wet and cloudy sky. September to November is the spring time in Hobart, but the hangover of persists resulting in chilly weather conditions.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : December to February.

Transportation

The city is small enough to be walked around and public transport is required only when you have less time. There is an excellent bus service in the city that connects all the places of interest here. Ferries are also a good option to visit places of attraction around the harbour.

Getting Around :
    √ By Air : -
Though Hobart is well connected with the domestic flights, international flights do not dock in the local airport. Ansett and Qantas are amongst the two prominent airlines connecting Hobart with Melbourne, Sydney and other major commercial cities. Taxi and local bus service facility is also available for tourists looking at more economical options.
    √ By Land & Water : -
Frequent bus services connect all the interesting destinations in the island. Though Hobart is well connected with all modes of transportation, avoid public mode of transportation on weekends and on public holidays and prefer to hire a taxi so that you may reach the destination. With luxury ships plying from Melbourne and Sydney, Hobart is well connected and most visited places in Australia.

Shopping and Entertainment

Everywhere you go in Hobart you will find its unique Huon Pine, in various souvenir forms. You will also find many fashion shops and high street shops in the city centre. Salamanca Place is also a great place to go shopping, with a wide range of shops and boutiques for you to explore. There is also a fantastic market which you can visit, enjoying the wonderful stalls and the pretty scenery.


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