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Australia’s second oldest and most southerly city, is
situated on the broad estuary of the River Derwent under the
spell of majestic Mount Wellington. A strong maritime flavour
and sense of the past give Hobart an almost European air.
feeling is heightened in winter, when Mount Wellington
is often snow-capped and daytime temperatures drop to a crisp
average maximum of 12°C. However, it is also very much
an Australian city, surrounded as it is by bushland and boasting
prime examples of distinctive colonial architecture.
population of approximately 210 000 spreads on both sides
of the graceful Tasman Bridge and extends into the foothills
of Mount Wellington. The city centre is probably the most
historically intact in Australia. Whole areas appear today
as they would have when Hobart was a seafaring town in the
19th century. Houses, churches and warehouses were built with
social and commercial urgency rather than with forethought.
The result is a small, compact city without the usual distinction
between residential, business and retail precincts. It is
a short stroll from the cottages of Battery Point to the grandeur
of Parliament House, from the vibrant seafront to the bustle
of the city centre..