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The southern-most and second oldest state capital, Hobart has retained its links with its maritime past by retaining its Georgian colonial stone buildings and fishermen’s wharves that are lined with sandstone warehouses.

The Central Business District is located on the western shore, adjacent to Sullivan’s Cove, with the inner suburbs spread out along the shores of the Derwent and climbing up the hills at the foot of Mount Wellington (1270 metres). The Port of Hobart occupies the whole of the original Sullivan’s Cove.

MtWellington-LookoutA city with a population of around 200,000, Hobart is located on the estuary of the Derwent River in the state’s south-east. The Central Business District is located on the western shore, adjacent to Sullivan’s Cove, with the inner suburbs spread out along the shores of the Derwent and climbing up the hills at the foot of Mount Wellington (1270 metres). The Port of Hobart occupies the whole of the original Sullivan’s Cove.

The suburban area covers a significant amount of both the western and eastern sides of the river. Apart from the city, the main commercial centres are Glenorchy (the northern suburbs) and Rosny (the eastern shore). The satellite town Kingston, south of the city, is fast becoming an outlying suburb of Hobart.

Hobart is a busy seaport, notably serving as the home port for Australia’s (and France’s) Antarctic activities. It supports several other industries (notably including a high-speed catamaran factory and a zinc smelter) as well as a vibrant tourist industry.

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Sydney to Hobart Yacht RaceHobart is internationally famous among the yachting fraternity as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day).

The arrival of the yachts is celebrated as part of the Hobart Summer Festival, a food and wine festival beginning just after Christmas and ending in mid January. Hobart is also the finish point of the Targa Tasmania rally car event held annually in April. Australia’s first legal casino was the 17-storey Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay, opened in 1973. It is still the tallest building in the city, despite being several kilometres out of the CBD, and a nationally recognised icon.

Hobart_diningPopular restaurant strips include Elizabeth Street, in North Hobart and Salamanca Place near the waterfront. Several pubs and nightclubs can be found concentrated in the city and waterfront area. Hobart is home to Australia’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal. It also has three Village Cinema complexes, one in the city, and two relatively new centres in Glenorchy and Rosny.

Climate: Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. Being in the southern hemisphere, summer is December to February.

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Markets

ALL SAINTS MARKET
339 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
Trading: Last Saturday of the Month (2nd Sat in December) – 9am – 2pm
Type: General
Phone: 0417 370 819

BRIGHTON MARKET
Pontville
Trading: 1st Sunday of the Month – 9am – 2pm
Type: Trash & Treasure
Phone: 0427 008 353
Second-hand bargains, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art and craft.
Also enjoy a great selection of hot and cold food for sale. The market is held at the Brighton Memorial Hall, just 26 kilometers north of Hobart.

FLOURISH HANDMADE MARKET
245 New Town Road, New Town
Trading: 2013 – Sunday 3rd March, Sunday 2nd June, Sunday 1st September, Sunday 1st December – 10am – 2pm
Type: Art & Craft, Artisans, Designers, General, Variety, Fashion, Quarterly, Handmade, *Wheel Chair Friendly, Food
Phone: 0417 552 477

GLENORCHY SUNDAY MARKET
Glenorchy Showgrounds, Glenorchy
Trading: Every Sunday – 8am – 2pm
Type: General. Phone: (03) 6272 6180

HOBART SHOWGROUND SUNDAY MARKET
Hobart Showground, 2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy
Trading: Every Sunday – 8am – 2pm
Type: General. Phone: (03) 6272 6812

ISLAND MARKET
Gormanston Road, Moonah
Trading: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9am – 5pm
Type: Farmers, Produce. Phone: (03) 6273 7918

KINGSTON BEACH HANDMADE MARKET
20 Beach Road, Kingston Beach
Trading: 2nd Sunday of the Month – 10am – 3pm
Type: Art & Craft, Handmade. Phone: 0498 070 355

SALAMANCA MARKET
Salamanca Place, Hobart
Trading: Every Saturday – 8:30am – 3pm
Type: General. Phone: (02) 6238 2843

TASMANIAN FARM GATE
Melville Street Car Park, Melville Street, Hobart
Trading: Every Sunday – 9am – 1pm
Type: Farmers, Produce. Phone: (03) 6234 5625

THE BARN MARKET
Rosny Barn, Eastlands Shopping Centre Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park
Trading: Saturday 2nd March, Saturday 11th May, Saturday 17th August, Saturday 5th October, Saturday 30th November – 10:00 – 3:00
Type: Art & Craft, Artisans, Designers, Produce, Handmade, Wheel Chair Friendly, Food. Phone: 0407 259 701

THE NOOK MARKET
462 Elizabeth St, Mt Stuart,
Trading: Quarterly Sundays – 10am – 2pm
Type: General.
The market showcases local designers/producers displaying their work including, accessories, home wares, jewellery, food, recycled fashion, furniture and lots more.

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