Hobart City looks to the sea. Clustered behind the wharf area, the small city centre offers all the shopping and amenities you need. Everything is within walking distance. Parks and gardens abound.
Battery Point is Hobart’s historic heart. A colourful mix of grand houses and tiny workers cottages, the area is home to a community of shipwrights and seafarers, today supplemented with artists, musicians, traders and visitors. Hampden Road is lined with cafes and antique shops. The front rooms of the old cottage are home to a florist.
Salamanca Place is a five-minute stroll down Kelly Street and the historic Kelly’s Steps. Once lined with tall ships and now with funky galleries, cafes, and bars, this is Hobart’s arts precinct. A favourite with locals and visitors alike, every Saturday morning the area comes alive with the Salamanca market. Local buskers provide entertainment and over 200 stallholders vie for attention, selling everything, from Tasmanian crafts and fashion to artisan food, local wines and spirits.
The Sullivans Cove wharf area is a five or ten-minute walk from the cottage. Here you will find award-winning restaurants, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Federation Concert Hall (home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra), Australia’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal – and a working harbour: fishing vessels dock, seagulls squabble, and you can pick up the catch of the day, a pot of mussels, fresh crayfish or a serve of fish and chips at the lively fish market.