Hobart Travel Guide (TAS, 7000)

Risdon, Hobart | Risdon

Risdon, the site of the first settlement in Tasmania, stands on the eastern bank of the Derwent River, five km from the city. A monument marks the landing-place of Lieutenant Bowen who, on 13th September 1803, selected Risdon Cove for the establishment of a permanent settlement. During its brief existence of less than six months, the Risdon settlement was in a constant state of uproar because Bow...

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Macquarie Street | Hobart

This Museum owes its inception to the Royal Society of Tasmania, which has gradually brought together a valuable collection of specimens dealing with the natural history, geology, and history of Tasmania. Two galleries are devoted to Ethnology. One for Tasmania, and the other for general ethnology of Australia and the Pacific Islands. One of the most attractive exhibits is a habitat group of T...

Adventure Bay Town | Adventure Bay

Adventure Bay is one of the popular resorts within reach of the city. Bathing and boating can be enjoyed. Across the Channel lies Bruny Island. There are many attractions for the tourist such as Denne's Point, where the holiday makers go.

Browns River Town | Hobart

Brown's River is situated close to Hobart and overlooks Southarm. Transport from Hobart is good. The outstanding Kingston Golf Course is nearby. All sporting facilities are provided.

Derwent Bridge Town | Derwent Bridge

Derwent is situated near the famous Lake St. Clair with its scenery of unsurpassed splendour. The Tarraleah Power Station is also within easy distance. Fishing and bushwalking are available.

Hamilton Town, Tasmania | Hamilton

Hamilton is the centre of a prosperous agricultural district. The town is within easy reach of many places of interest and there are good transport facilities connecting to Hobart, 45 km distant. There are natural camping grounds.

Hobart City | Hobart

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania occupies a commanding position overlooking the Derwent River estuary. Towering behind the city is Mount Wellington (1,269 metres), snow-clad for many months of the year while, to the south-west, the city is hemmed in by the Nelson Range. The river widens out into a magnificent harbour of great size and beauty. Large oversea liners make their way up the harbour under...

New Norfolk and Salmon Ponds | New Norfolk

New Norfolk, on the southern bank of the Derwent River is one of the prettiest towns in Tasmania, and is of considerable historic interest. The town had its beginning in 1808, when a party of free settlers, who had been driven by famine from Norfolk Island, arrived in Tasmania only to%

New Norfolk and Salmon Ponds | New Norfolk

New Norfolk, on the southern bank of the Derwent River is one of the prettiest towns in Tasmania, and is of considerable historic interest. The town had its beginning in 1808, when a party of free settlers, who had been driven by famine from Norfolk Island, arrived in Tasmania only to find that colony also in a state of semi-starvation. Anxious that the new-corners should become self-supporting as...