by Andrew Bain
Stand on Hobart's docks and watch Tasmania's capital city come to life. Unlike the usual boat watching that regular waterfronts have to offer, Hobart’s line of restaurants, an exciting weekly market, hotels and museums 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’ – flat-bottomed boats – that fill the docks.
HOW TO GET THERE
The waterfront runs along the very edge of Hobart's city centre. It's easy to simply follow Murray Street or Elizabeth Street out of the city.
- Pick up good buys from the hundreds of stalls at the busy Salamanca Market on a Saturday
- Take the kayak into the docks and check out the fish and chips stands on the floating punts
- Brunch beside the water at Brooke Street Larder