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Hobart is the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania. The city is located in the south-east and is near Mount Wellington. It is the oldest state capital in Australia, after Sidney. Hobart is situated along the Derwent River. The residents are known as Hobartians. Hobart is the administrative and financial centre of the state of Tasmania and serves as a port for Antarctic operations.
Hobart serves as the connection to the Antarctic and many industries revolve around expeditions. Other important industries include ship building, beer brewing, and tourism. The wine industry has experienced growth in Hobart. There are many vineyards outside of the city in the Coal River Wine Region and D’Entrecasteaux Channel; including the Moorilla Estate at Berriedale one of the most awarded vineyards in Australia. Cadbury’s has a chocolate factory in Hobart and there are many locations for office space in the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Being the second oldest city in Australia, Hobart has many historic buildings and suburbs, displaying Georgian and Victorian architecture. Points of interest include the Salamanca Market, the old area Battery Point, the Botanical Gardens, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Theatre Royal, Cascade Brewery, and Mount Wellington. Hobart has a variety of restaurants that are mainly concentrated in Salamanca and North Hobart. Customs House Restaurant is the place to go for modern Australian cuisine, Ethos serves tapas, Suwan is a popular Thai restaurant, and HeartFood caters for Vegetarians. A visit to Hobart is not complete without trying the freshly caught fish, especially the deep-sea Trevalla. Mures Fish Centre offers a wide selection of fresh seafood.
Reaching Hobart by plane is simple, as it is located 15 km (9 miles) from Hobart International Airport with regular transfers to the city centre via shuttle bus, taxi or by taking the metro from the Cambridge stop. The airport is serviced by airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tiger Airways. Getting around Hobart is possible by car and on the reliable public buses. Visitors may opt for biking or walking instead as special pathways cater well to both.