Hobart is a very historical city in Tasmania. Still to this day there are convict built buildings that are untouched. This beautiful city is the second oldest city in Australia and began as a penal colony in 1804. Here are 5 things you must do when you visit Hobart.
1. Go Walking
Walk around this beautiful city. It won't take long to take in the sights and buildings. Visit Salamanca where they have the Saturday markets. This is a lovely little village.
2. Hop on the Hobart City Hopper
Take the Hobart City Hopper,the red double decker bus, for a tour. The driver is very informative and you can hop on and off whenever you like. One of the sights to hop off at is the Cascade Brewery. This is a lovely old building where you can book in for a tour or head across the road to the Cascade Brewery Cottage for a nice lunch and a taster of all the Cascade beers.
3. Visit the Female Factory
Make sure you head to the Female Factory. A World Heritage listed site. This is where the females both women and children convicts were imprisoned and most never left. There they had 60 - 150 women and children in small rooms of the compound. Discover the stories of these women through a guided tour 'Her Story'. Or Louisa's Walk--a strolling theatre. This is voted the number one Hobart attraction on the Trip Advisor website.
4. Penitentiary Chapel
Penitentiary Chapel is one of Tasmania's best kept secrets. More than 50, 000 convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel from 1831. Guided tours are conducted by volunteers. There are also evening ghost tours.
5. The Eastern Shore
Only 10 minutes from Hobart head to the gateway of the convict trail attractions of historic Richmond Village and Port Arthur.
A mix of beaches, heritage and shopping the area has spectacular views across the Derwent River to Hobart and the Wellington Range.