Hidden away in the bottom corner of the country, Tasmania isno longer Australia’s best kept secret. An outstanding reputation for food,wine and art has rendered Hobart as a modern hotspot for tourists.
Situated 1300 metres above the ground, the summit of MountWellington offers stunning views of the city and Derwent River. There areplenty of walking and cycling opportunities for exercise enthusiasts too.
One of the main reasons for Hobart’s popularity is theMuseum of Old and New Art (MONA), the largest privately funded museum inAustralia. Housing over 400 works from local professional gambler David Walsh’sprivate collection, MONA is the crown jewel of Hobart’s art scene.
Producing the goods
Hobart restaurants, bars and eateries are typicallyimpressive, given they have access to the state’s outstanding local produce.Superb beer, wine, meat, cheese and seafood are highly sought after throughoutthe rest of Australia.
Head to market
There is no better way to sample the gourmet delights andhandcrafted goods from all over Tasmania than at Salamanca Place. Operatingevery Saturday morning along the Hobart waterfront, the Salamanca Markets are aTasmanian institution.