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•   Battery Point
Take a walk around the historic maritime village of Battery Point. There are tiny fishermen`s cottages, larger homes and quaint pubs. See Arthur`s Circus with its village green, now a children`s playground.

•   Mount Wellington
Drive to the top of Mount Wellington for great views of Hobart and the Derwent Valley. It can be windy and cold at the top even when it is warm and sunny in Hobart.

•   Salamanca Place
Visit Salamanca Place, where historic warehouses have been given a new life as art and craft galleries. Don`t miss the Salamanca Market, held each Saturday in Salamanca Place. On sale there are arts and crafts, together with food stalls and street theatre.

•   Queens Domain
Take a relaxing walk through Queens Domain, a bushland reserve adjoining the city. The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens sits near Pavilion Point, surrounded by a convict-built wall.

•   City Walk
Take a walk along Davey and Macquarie Streets in the city, where you will see many historic buildings, including the Town Hall, 40 Macquarie Street (Hobart's oldest building), the Commissariat Store and the Bond Store.

•   Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has a fine collection of landscape paintings, together with natural history and humanities collections. The museum site also includes some of the historic buildings around Macquarie Street. Admission is free and there is a free guided tour Wednesday to Sunday at 2.30pm.

•   Anglesea Barracks
Visit Anglesea Barracks with its wealth of historic military buildings. As a group, they are the oldest military buildings still in use in Australia, and can be visited any weekday. However, some buildings are not open to the public except on Tuesday, when there is a free guided tour.

•   Constitution Dock
Walk along Constitution Dock, watching the activity of the port. This is the arrival point for the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

•   Richmond
Not far from Hobart is the historic town of Richmond, with its wealth of Georgian buildings and the oldest bridge in Australia. It is well worth a visit.

•   St Georges Anglican Church
This historic church in Battery Point commands fine views over the surrounding suburbs.



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