By Andrew Bain
Draped across a promontory that protrudes from Hobart's docks, Battery Point was, in the early 19th century, the site of a battery of guns that protected Hobart. It has grown to become the city's premier address. Historic buildings abound, cafés and restaurants line central Hampden Road, and welcoming pubs and bars are dotted throughout its streets. Take time to wander through a chunk of Hobart's history before settling in for a drink or dinner.
HOW TO GET THERE
Battery Point is a 15 minute walk from Hobart's city centre. Follow Murray Street to the docks and Salamanca Place then either head up Montpellier Retreat, or find the signposted Kelly's Steps along Salamanca Place.
- Settle in with an herbal tea before the wood fire at Pollen Tea Room
- Discover Errol Flynn's Hobart origins on Battery Point's Sculpture Trail
- Grab a beer in a bus at Preachers