Hobart Travel Guide (TAS, 7000)

Botanic Gardens, The Domain | Hobart

The Gardens occupy a pleasant situation at the northern end of the Domain, overlooking the Derwent River. Nearby, on the river bank, is a picnic reserve. The Gardens can be reached by train or bus from the city.

Franklin Square, Macquarle Street | Hobart

This reserve was laid out about 1860. At one time the grounds formed part of the gardens of the old Government House which stood near what is now the foot of Elizabeth Street. A tablet commemorating the erection of the old building in the year 1807 is at the entrance to the park, facing the General Post Office. In the square is a bronze statue of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, who was Gov...

Mount Field National Park | Mount Field

This reserve of 40,000 acres was opened in 1917 and is situated at the head of the Derwent Valley, approximately 80 km by rail or road from Hobart. The park covers a plateau varying in elevation from 500 feet to 1,432 feet above sea-level, and includes a rugged mountain chain known as the Mount Field Range and several alpine lakes. The central portion of the park is a snow-sports area during win...