Are you looking for a place to visit that has a small town feel and all of the interesting amenities and points of interest that a larger city would have? Hobart, located on the island of Tasmania, is one unique and fun place to visit when you want to sample just a little bit of everything. With direct flights from many of the Australian cities including Sydney and Melbourne, Hobart is easily accessible and the city centre is only 20 minutes away from the airport.

For residents and visitors alike, Hobart has a fine reputation of being that perfect getaway spot for the weekend or to add to the itinerary if you’re exploring many of the nearby Australian cities. Weekend markets, amazing restaurants and plenty of arts and entertainment are located throughout Hobart to give you a little bit of everything you could want during a stay. North Hobart and the historic area of Salamanca are just two of the most popular spots to hang out, dine and shop. Many of these restaurants are located on the waterfront, which not only give you amazing views of the docks, but there’s plenty of delicious cuisine and fresh seafood, influenced by a number of ingredients. Constitution Dock is considered to be the main waterfront of Hobart and there’s always something going on in this region -- whether it’s kayakers paddling throughout the waterways or dining on some of the famous fish and chips.

Tasmania has quite an interesting history, so of course a trip to Hobart should include some points of interest that pay homage to the penitentiaries located throughout the island. The most famous of all is called Port Arthur, which is just a 90 minute drive from the city and makes an interesting daytrip if you need a little something extra to do. If you prefer to stay in the city, there are available tours of prisoner barracks that are also listed on the World Heritage directory.

If you’re visiting Hobart on the weekends, you’re in luck! Salamanca Market, which is held outdoors each Saturday, is a favourite for both locals and visitors. This massive outdoor market contains hundreds of stalls featuring homemade crafts, produce and artwork.