Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney. In 2009, the city had a greater area population of approximately 212,019. A resident of Hobart is known as a "Hobartian".

The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. The skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres high. The city is the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania, also serving as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations. Hobart was named Australia's 6th most sustainable city, by the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2010. For economic and social innovation, Hobart was the 11th placed in Australia in 2009, and listed as an innovation influencer city in the Innovation Cities Global Index scoring equal with Reykjavik, Katowice and Casablanca by 2thinknow.

Hobart supports a huge tourist industry. Visitors come to the city to explore its historic inner suburbs and nationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes, as well as its vibrant music and nightlife culture. Australia's first legal casino was the 17-storey Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay, opened in 1973. Tourists also come to visit the massive weekly market in Salamanca Place, as well as to use the city as a base from which to explore the rest of Tasmania.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. very beautiful pictures. I love the second one.

  2. I like the first one as I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Tasmania that's a city shot - it's always wilderness, convict history or that harbour shot. Nice!

  3. Nice shots here. I believe these are the first I've seen of metropolitan Tasmania.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/pretty-view-in-ladies-loo.html

  4. Hobart is so beatiful and your photos are superbly lovely. I once had a colleague from CSIRO who stayed in Tasmania as a farm manager of a plantation. I would have liked to join him there once, but it didn't materialize. These are the first photos i've seen from there.