The southern-most and second oldest state capital, Hobart, Tasmania, is an historic port situated in a picturesque natural setting beside the deep Derwent River estuary and in the shadow of the mass of Mount Wellington.
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Sydney and Hobart are Australia's oldest cities, and as such have closer links to the nation's past than the other capital cities. In Hobart, those links are tangible - they can be seen and felt, particularly by Australians, many of whom leave here feeling they have somehow tapped into their national roots.
Hobart is the perfect base from which to explore Southern Tasmania. This picturesque region has many interesting places to see, including charming Georgian era towns and villages, Australia's most intact and well known convict era remnants and some spectacular coastal scenery. Hobart is central to all of it, nothing being than a few hour's drive away.