by Andrew Bain
If you stand on Hobart's docks, you will see Tasmania's capital city come to life. The great Mount Wellington rises beyond the city centre and a line of restaurants, art galleries, museums and hotels, as well as an exciting weekly market, await exploration. When you wander the waterfront, 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 (boats that sell fresh seafood) that fill the docks.
HOW TO GET THERE
The waterfront runs along the very edge of Hobart's city centre. You don’t need elaborate directions – 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
- Take the kayak into the docks and enjoy a meal of fish or chips from the floating fish punts (boats)
- Brunch beside the water at Brooke Street Larder