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Fiona James
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Visit the Salamanca Market. Image: Getty
Hobart has some of the most charming bed and breakfasts in the world.
Fiona James

Hobart is the striking capital city of Tasmania, and famously known as the finish of the prestigious Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

With its rich history, Hobart is an important first or last stop on any trip to Tasmania. Here are a few recommendations.

Charming B&Bs
Hobart has some of the most charming bed and breakfasts in the world. The best ones are found on historical sites with a real colonial Australian charm. A beautiful B&B is the best way to feel at home in this historic city. Try the immaculate Corinda's Cottages (once the site of a convict-run vegie garden), or the conveniently located Gattonside Heritage Accommodation in Battery Point. Search around for unique character.

Ghosts and ghouls
Hobart has a lot of history — so it's not surprising that there are a few bogeymen hanging around. Whether you're a believer or a non-believer, ghost tours are a great way to learn about the past. Try Ghost Tours of Hobart or Hobart Penitentiary Chapel Ghost Tours. Have fun.

Day tripper
The World Heritage-listed Port Arthur was once a convict settlement. If you want to learn more about Australia's convict history, Port Arthur is the place to go. It is both picturesque and spooky. You never know what you might encounter here.

Salamanca Market
No visit to Hobart is complete without a trip to the Saturday, Salamanca Market. Come and enjoy superb food while you stroll around checking out the local handicrafts, including woodwork and ceramics.

Mountain climber
Mount Wellington is about 1200m above Hobart's harbour with incredible views from the top — not just of Hobart, but its surrounding areas. Just a short drive out of the city centre, Mount Wellington is a great place to gather your bearings. For the energetic, there's a lot to do in Wellington Park including bushwalking, cycling and horse riding.

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