by Andrew Bain
Stand on Hobart's docks on the Derwent River, and Tasmania's capital city comes to life. The imposing 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 Hobart’s famous ‘fish punts’ – floating stalls selling fresh seafood.
HOW TO GET THERE
The waterfront runs along the very edge of Hobart's city centre. Simply follow Murray or Elizabeth streets out of the city.
- Stroll among the hundreds of stalls at the busy Salamanca Market on a Saturday
- Kayak up to a floating fish and chips shop and eat right on the water
- Brunch beside the water at Brooke Street Larder