The State Capital of Tasmania and a popular tourist destination

Hobart is a very picturesque city of around 180,000 people and is Tasmania’s state capital situated on the shores of the Derwent River. It is a very cosmopolitan harbour-side city with the harbour being this city’s focal point, conveniently near to remnants of the old city with the narrow lanes of Battery Point, and the many character colonial cottages.

A must see is Salamanca Place, a picturesque row of sandstone warehouses dating back to Hobart’s days as a whaling base and now home to many galleries, pubs, cafes, and the Salamanca Saturday markets. Next to Sydney it is the second oldest city in Australia and was founded by convict

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The Tasmanian Devil is a rare endangered species that has been popularised in cartons

Tasmania is a large Island haven off the South East Coast of Mainland Australia and it is the smallest of the Australian states in terms of geographic size and population. The major industries are agriculture, forestry and tourism.

Tasmania is seen by some mainland Australians (especially politicians) as a “back water state” and many industries have re-located to the mainland. However it is a very popular destination for Australian holiday makers with frequent flights from major mainland cities, including Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and ferry services from Sydney and Melbourne. Hobart is the state capital and Launceston is the next largest city.

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