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Explore Hobart: Inner City

The waterfront, dominant in early days, has recently enjoyed a resurgence of popularity due to its many sandstone buildings, such as the Tasmanian Museum, the Art Gallery, and Parliament House, which reflect the area's historical roots. Historic Government House sits serenely in its park on the city's northern fringe. The city also offers a myriad of antique shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as delightful arts and crafts. Hang out to the sounds of South American flutes, pub rock, street buskers and string quartets. Learn about the Island and the city's history and contemporary life at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

All places and localities featured here are either in or within walkiing distance of the central business district.
Travel Options

By Car

Self drive tours in and around Hobart .

By Bus

Exploring Hobart and surrounds by Bus or Coach.

On Foot

Guide to the best walks in and around Hobart .


Guided tours and activities in and around Hobart .

Places of Interest

Hobart Waterfront

The harbourside dock area forms part of the foreshore of Sullivans Cove. It is one of Hobart's historic landmark areas where visitors can watch motor pleasure boats, yachts, and fishing boats come and go, explore the old buildings which line its shores, or enjoy a meal or a coffee at one of the many restaurants and cafes here.

Salamanca Place

Head down to Salamanca Place where you will find 19th-century waterfront warehouses dating back to the 1830s whaling days. Today they house cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios, the ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining. On weekends, enjoy the famous Salamanca Markets.

Battery Point

Retaining the character of a Cornish fishing village of the last century, the inner Hobart suburb of Battery Point began life as a home for mariners who worked out of Hobart Town. It is still mainly a residential area, with many historic homes and shops, some which are open for inspection as folk museums and art galleries.

Museums and Galleries

There are numerous museums and galleries in the inner city area, each covering different aspects of the history and culture of the city of Hobart from its inception to today.

Tasman Bridge

The iconic Tasman Bridge has become a symbol of Australia's most southerly capital city.