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Hobart is the capital and largest city of the island state Tasmania. With just over 240,000 people, Hobart is the 12th most populated city in Australia, but it might as well be the adventure capital of the entire country. Hobart is a hub for exciting tours across Tasmania, a state that is unrivalled when it comes to natural scenery.


Hobart itself, Australia’s second-oldest state capital after Sydney, has some excellent museums. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and the weekly Salamanca Market will keep you entertained for hours. At the same time, near the city, you can get some exercise on the walking trails around Mount Wellington.


To get a fitting introduction to Tasmania’s capital, you can sign up for a day tour of Hobart. See the city through the eyes of a local guide, who tours you over the Salamanca Market and Mount Wellington. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or the MONA Museum, one of the largest art museums in the Southern Hemisphere.


One of the scenic regions around Hobart is Bruny Island. A full-day tour from Hobart to Bruny Island, this epic isle shows you all the formidable features of this island, from the historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse to the dense bushes where you might bump into the rare albino wallaby!


Another engaging day-trip from Hobart is the one to Port Arthur, a historic town and former penal colony. This way you’ll learn more about the colonial history of Tasmania!


Wineglass Bay is one of the most beloved spots of Tasmania. You can get panoramic views of beaches and bays, meet the local wildlife, and plunge into the crystal clear water of the Tasman Sea if you book a day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay.


Take your time to indulge in all the fantastic landscapes on a 5-day Tasmania tour, which starts and terminates in Hobart. You’ll get to see the well-known Wineglass Bay, discover the mountains and beaches of Freycinet National Park, and enjoy the calming beauty of Lake St. Clair. You can even book a more extensive 8-day tour, which leads you to the very best locations of Tasmania.

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