Hobart Travel Guide (TAS, 7000)

Great Lake | Miena

Great Lake is paradise for those with fishing and bushwalking interests, nestled in a delightful setting 990 metres above sea level on the Central Plateau. The traveler will find himself in the heart of an ideal place for a restful holiday. Camping grounds are available with every convenience. The Lake is dammed at its southern outflow for hydro-electricity production. It is Australia's second la...

Hobart & Derwent Valley Attractions | Hobart

The best way to orientate yourself in Hobart Town is to start walking. If you are not persuaded to move your legs by yourself you can participate in the Hobart Historic Walking Tour (available at Hobart Visitor’s Centre, corner Hunter and Davey Streets). This walk acquaints you with the city’s finest heritage buildings and areas of major interest including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Galler...

Lake St Clair | Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair was discovered by Surveyor George Frankland. The lake is 16 km and about 4 km at its widest point. Surrounded by forest clad mountains slopes, Lake St. Clair is one of the loveliest in the world. Mount Olympus is the dominant peak in the vicinity, reached from Derwent Bridge. Lake St Clair is the source of the Derwent River and the most beautiful of all the Tasmanian lakes. Lying ...

Princes Park and Mulgrave Battery, Hobart | Hobart

Prince's Park was laid out on the site of the first military battery erected in Tasmania. On the water side is the entrance to the tunnels which once formed a part of the magazine of the battery. These tunnels are constructed of solid stone and extend beneath the ground in various directions for two to three hundred yards. Some of the passages have been walled up, but at one time it was possible t...

Queen Victoria Museum, Royal Park | Hobart

The most interesting exhibits in the Queen Victoria Museum are the Beattie Collection of Historic Relics, and a collection of Tasmanian native implements. The Beattie Collection contains items relating to the early penal settlement at Port Arthur such as: domestic utensils, furniture, and specimens of convict handicrafts; china, pewter, and brassware used by the early Governors of the colony and e...

Queen's Domain, Hobart | Hobart

Queen's Domain extends along the shore of the Derwent River to the north-east of the city and covers an area of 640 acres. The Domain is the largest public reserve in Hobart. The main entrance is near the foot of Liverpool Street within ten minutes' walk of the business portion of the city. In the eastern corner of the Domain and plainly visible from the higher points of the city is the War Memo...

St Andrews Church, Bathurst Street | Hobart

The Presbyterian Church of St Andrew was opened in 1836, and is one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings in Hobart. Adjoining the church is the Sunday school, which was the first church building

St Marys Cathedral, Patrick Street | Hobart

The cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart was designed by Henry Hunter, a prominent colonial architect, who also designed the Town Hall and other public buildings. The erection of the cathedral was begun about 1861. Shortly after the main section was officially opened for worship, constructional defects appeared and the greater portion of the structure had to be rebuilt. The cathe...

Bridgewater & New Norfolk Attractions | Bridgewater

This region as well as being home to Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder cradles the Derwent River on its way to Hobart. Bridgewater and New Norfolk are the principal towns, both situated on the edge of the river.

Old Guard and Signal House, Hobart | Hobart

In the park can also be seen the old Guard and Signal House, the last of a chain of semaphore stations which were used for the transmission of messages between the centres of population on the island from about 1818 until they were superseded by the telegraph.