Hobart is a wonderful city in any season.
Easily accessible from the front door of your unit is Knocklofty Reserve at the top of Forest Rd. Walk above the city, listen to the birds and smell the eucalypts. The Glover Walk traces the steps of John Glover to the spot where he painted “Hobart Town and The River Derwent” in 1831. Glover is regarded as the father of landscape painting in Australia.
Mt Wellington dominates the skyline and is often capped with snow in the winter months. Mt Wellington also has some easily accessible bush walking tracks for various fitness levels. Mt Wellington Walks offers some great bush walking experiences and paddling and cycling adventures. www.mtwellingtonwalks.com.au
The River Derwent is the other boundary for the city. With regular yachting events to observe or participate in, it is a constant source of pleasure to residents and visitors alike. www.helsal.com.au offers a variety of yachting experiences.
Peppermint Bay Cruises showcases The River Derwent and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in a luxurious, informative and fun day. www.peppermintbay.com.au
Bruny Island is a slice of paradise 40 minutes drive or a 15minute ferry ride from Hobart. Bruny Island Charters offer the opportunity to enjoy the island from land and sea and experience the Southern Ocean Seal colonies, sea albatross and an animal lover’s parade of wildlife. www.brunycharters.com.au
The Tasman Peninsula boasts the Port Arthur Historic Site and an impressive coastline which is home to an amazing array of wildlife. www.tasmancruises.com.au offer the opportunity to cruise beneath the tallest cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and experience the sea and bird life of the Peninsula.
Saturday is Market Day in Hobart with Salamanca Place coming alive to the sounds, colour and smells of an amazing array of stalls, food, flowers, trinkets and crafts.