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Hobart Holidays Overview
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania and is separated from mainland Australia south of Victoria. Known as the ‘City of Sails and Sandstone’ Hobart is surrounded by hills, bushland and water. A perfect base for exploring the southern region of Tasmania, most attractions are within an easy day’s touring.
First sighted by Abel Tasman in 1642, the island of Tasmania was originally named ‘Van Diemen’s Land’. Only the second European settlement in Australia, the region at the mouth of the River Derwent was settled in 1790. The town Hobart was declared in 1812 and became the capital of Van Diemen’s Land. A centre of ship building, Hobart was also a thriving whaling port.
Today, Hobart is a popular holiday destination with many activities and sights to see. Browse the outdoor Salamanca Markets, take a drive out to one of Hobart’s mountains, tour the vineyards or enjoy the many wonderful bushwalking trails.
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Seven days and nights of celebrating the tastes of Hobart at the Taste Festival, it is held over the December January week. Be entranced by many aromas, sights and sounds as the festival celebrating the produce of this region.
Visit in Spring or Autumn to enjoy the wondrous City of Hobart Floral Shows. Depending on the season, you are always guaranteed of many flowers on display. Dahlia and Gladiolus, Chrysanthemum, Daffodil and Camellia, Orchid, Rhododendron and Roses, each have their own show to celebrate their beauty. Enjoy a light lunch or get a ticket in a raffle. Did you found one that you can’t do without? Well pick up that favourite plant at one of the many stalls to take home. The Spring shows are from September through to November. If Autumn is your favourite season, the shows are from March through to May.
One of Tasmania’s favourite sons and Hollywood legend, come and enjoy the festivities at The Errol Flynn Celebration. Rejoice in all things Errol Flynn with ten days of events for all ages. The sword fighting exhibition is classic Errol Flynn and not to be missed. Showcasing classic Errol Flynn movies, the State Cinema hold a film festival. Take the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ to see Errol Flynn’s star outside the State Cinema. This is non stop fun and entertainment for everyone, young and old.
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Qantas, Virgin blue, Jetstar, Tiger Airways and Tasair provide daily flights between Hobart and most capital cities and major regional areas.