Hobart is situated on the island of Tasmania and is the southern most capital city in Australia.
Only on a Tasmania cruise will you get to truly experience this wild Australian island state. The vast beauty of the rugged Tasmanian landscape is simply a dream for those seeking out an adventurous hike through the mountains, but also if you’re simply looking to stroll down a forest trail. On your explorations you’ll discover stunning natural beauties, such as tumbling waterfalls or maybe even spot some of the local wildlife. Tasmania’s coastline is a must see, especially Wineglass bay. Take a walk along this picture-perfect white sand beach and bask in the beauty of the clear blue water. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of some dolphins! Or why not try viewing the coastline from the water itself, on a guided kayak tour. The Island’s east coast provides perfect conditions for sea kayaking, so you can soak up the views and observe the marine life. The inland waters are also a spectacle, with a number of rivers and lakes perfect for trout fishing or sailing.
Your Tasmania Cruise will definitely feature a stop in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania and also the largest city on the island. With mild temperatures and beautiful scenery, it is one of the best Australian cities to visit any time of the year. Always bustling with activity, Hobart is home to over 40% of Tasmania’s entire population and will often host over a million tourists in a year. With an intriguing mix of contemporary art, thriving markets, historic landmarks and a skyline dominated by Mount Wellington, Hobart is a prime location to experience every part of Tasmanian culture.
Burnie is another frequent stop onboard a Tasmania cruise, a port city on the north-west coast of this Australian Island. Burnie is a city that prioritizes its art and culture. The Maker’s Workshop is known for supporting local artists and is a place where they can demonstrate their trade and display their work. At the right time of year, you’ll find a number of little penguins nestled on the coastline.
Your Tasmania cruise will drop you right off at Hobart’s waterfront. This is considered the heart of the city, and it’s where you’ll find some of the finest restaurants, bars, art galleries and a weekly market. Enjoy leisurely stroll past the fishing boats and indulge in the local classic of fresh fish and chips. The waterfront is also home to Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, where you can find out all about the city’s important historical connections to Antarctic exploration. The history of this fascinating city doesn’t stop there. Tasmania is an island filled with convict sites, notably Hobart’s Cascade’s Female Factory. Tours around these world heritage sites can take you on an educational and important journey through Australia’s past.
MONA, the museum of old and new art is one of Hobart’s main attractions. Witness David Walsh’s $100 million-dollar collection of art and antiques visit the Moorilla winery and enjoy a meal at one of the on-site restaurants. MONA also hosts Mofa, a summer festival filled with music and art. If your Tasmania cruise sails around June, you’ll be just in time for the Dark mofo winter festival, which celebrating centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
As well as being home to some cosy and quite innovative bars (such as Preachers, where you can enjoy your drink in renovated bus parked in the garden), Hobart is also rich in distilleries and wineries. Learn all about Hobart’s thriving Whiskey industry at the Lark Distillery or taste a craft beer and Shambles Brewery. Hobart is a city where simply having a drink with your partner can be so much more, whether its sitting on the waterfront at sunset or experiencing a guided tour of a vineyard.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular recreation areas in the city and is popular with tourist and locals alike. Hobart is also home to some beautiful architecture along with great arts and entertainment venues. World famous events, such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race also takes place on the island and are a big draw to tourists.
CruiseAway is sure to have an amazing offer no matter what you’re looking for on your Tasmania cruise. Find a variety of itineraries from top class cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Holland America Cruise Line. Cruise from Sydney on a 5-day voyage, or sail for 14 nights to truly experience everything Tasmania has to offer. This is your chance to see Hobart, Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur & more! Other great departure ports in Australia include; Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Darwin. CruiseAway offers best price guarantee so you’ll find a Tasmania cruise to suit your needs for an incredible deal. Cruise Experts are ready and waiting to help you book your next adventure, an unforgettable journey around Tasmania!