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Hobart, capital of Tasmania. Australia's second oldest capital city is situated on the Derwent River, at the foot of Mt Wellington. With many preserved 19th century convict-built Georgian buildings, cottages and warehouses and its fine deep-water harbour in the heart of the city. Many Antarctic expeditions begin here. It has been a working port for over 200 years. Popular with cruise ships, the finishing line of the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, beginning in Sydney on Boxing Day, is at Constitution Dock in Sullivans Cove.

Much of Hobart can be easily seen on foot or by the Hobart Explorer Bus. Many of the activities and attractions are within walking distance. Maps and information are available at the Travel & Information Centre at the corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets.

Take a cruise on the Derwent River, stroll around the docks, visit Battery Point with its original worker's cottages in quaint narrow streets, now one of Hobart's trendiest addresses. There are also popular restaurants located at Battery Point.

Hobart's famous Salamanca Markets operate every Saturday between 8.30am-3pm.