By Andrew Bain
Stand on Hobart's docks on the Derwent River, and Tasmania's capital city comes to life. The imposing bulk of Mount Wellington rises beyond the city centre, and a line of restaurants, art galleries, museums, hotels and an inviting weekly market await exploration. Take a few hours to wander the waterfront and you'll find a fascinating snapshot of Hobart and its connection to the sea among the fishing boats, yachts, polar research vessels and floating fish punts that fill the docks.
HOW TO GET THERE
The waterfront runs along the very edge of Hobart's city centre. Simply follow Murray Street or Elizabeth Street out of the city.
- Stroll among the hundreds of stalls at the busy Salamanca Market on a Saturday
- Kayak into the docks for a floating feed of fish and chips
- Brunch beside the water at Brooke Street Larder