Hobart has plenty to offer the penny pinching backpacker. Here’s a few of our favourites:
Take a walk around the historic maritime village of Battery Point. There are tiny fishermen’s cottages, larger homes and quaint pubs.
Drive to the top of Mount Wellington for great views of Hobart and the Derwent Valley. It can be windy and cold at the top even when it is warm and sunny in Hobart.
Visit Salamanca Place, where historic warehouses have been given a new life as art and craft galleries. Don`t miss the Salamanca Market, held each Saturday in Salamanca Place. On sale there are arts and crafts, together with food stalls and street theatre.
Take a relaxing walk through Queens Domain, a bushland reserve adjoining the city. The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens sits near Pavilion Point, surrounded by a convict-built wall.
Take a walk along Davey and Macquarie Streets in the city, where you will see many historic buildings, including the Town Hall, 40 Macquarie Street (Hobart’s oldest building), the Commissariat Store and the Bond Store.
Walk along Constitution Dock, watching the activity of the port. This is the arrival point for the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race.