Hobart & The South
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Tasmania’s south, radiating from salt – saturated city of Hobart, is a landscape of long, ragged peninsulas, river openings and misty channels. A band of ancient mountains elegantly fluted and heavily forested, rise from the narrow coastal plain, creating scenes more typical of Europe than Australia. Echoes of this topography resound in the towering sea cliffs that guard parts of the coast against the onslaught of the Southern Ocean. Much of the coastline faces the open sea, but the region I best known for its backpacker rooms,deep pockets of calm water, which lie in the lee of rocky peninsulas and the long, knuckled shape of Bruny Island. On Hobart, magnificent River Derwent, sailing and fishing form part of daily life,cheap motels Beyond the hum of the capital, development is minimal; the landscape’s remote and distant character belies its proximity to a major city. Many places, including historic Port Arthur, are easily explored on day trips from Hobart. Several national parks in the region offer excellent camping and walking opportunities,deals,
Bird watching is the best at Bruny Island and sea-kayaking is a popular pursuit across the region. Capital Estuary. The capital of an island state, Hobart is a city of the sea. Views of the Derwent estuary appear around every corner, the smell of v and brisk ocean breezes perv ade the senses; yachts skim from bank to bank; maritime heritage abounds; and the anticipation of ships arriving is a keen as it was in the 19th century. The historic docks precinct, which includes a working port, provides a focus for city, savings,
life. Here amid the historic maritime buildings, locals and visitors feast on freshly caught seafood, watch the crews work and board boats for scenic cruises. Local maritime history is on display at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, while Battery Point, a tiny suburb of beautifully preserved cottages, shops and pubs, offers glimpse of life in a 19th – century sea- faring community. Hobart is the finishing line for one of the world’s great sailing events, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which begins on Boxing Day and concludes several days later at Constitution Dock. The deep, broad waters of the river are a sailor’s dream, while the jetties, beaches and rocks on both sides of the waterway bring quality land-based angling to the doorstep of the city. Good swimming spots include Nutgrove at Sandy Bay and Hinsby Beach at Taroona. The best ocean beaches within close proximity are seven Mile, Clifton and Carlton beaches;the last two are patrolled in summer. Tinderbox cheap rates
underwater Marin Nature Reserve is located at the mouth of the estuary, just past Blackmans Bay, and offers the state’s only snorkel trail.