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Hobart Travel Guide

The City of Hobart

Hobart, the picturesque and laid-back capital of Australia's "South Island" is located on the hills around the Derwent River. With about a quarter of a million people, it has just enough population to sustain cosmopolitan cuisine and a creative social scene, without having the choking traffic and inescapable suburban sprawl of Sydney or Melbourne. Despite starting life as one of the original prison camps, just as Sydney did, this has evolved into a very, very comfortable place to exist.

Salamanca Place is the historic area of Battery Point and is one of the most visited areas in Hobart, with a lot og cafés, bars, restaurants, galleries, pubs, and an excellent market on Saturdays. Many of the cottages in this area are fine examples of sandstone building.

For shopping the city center is a very good option, you can go to any of these streets: Liverpool Street, Elizabeth Street, Murray Street, Collins Street with the Centrepoint Arcade and the Cat and Fiddle Arcade, all of them have a great number of shops and galleries.

Hobart Travel Guide - Salamanca Place
Salamanca Place
Hobart Travel Guide -  Elizabeth Street Mall
Elizabeth Street Mall

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