Attraction,Travel ian 1/3/2014

Sullivan’s Cove, the waterfront area, is probably the best spot to begin exploring Hobart.

Here you’ll find Parliament House and the old sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place. It’s a great place to get a feel for both the historic and modern Hobart. Sit with a coffee under one of the striped, sun umbrellas. Take a walk through the 1830s warehouses, now home to galleries, studios, restaurants and cafés. The Salamanca Market on Saturdays is also a delight.

Nearby is the historic Theatre Royal, Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre. They say there is a ghost there. Wonder if it is related to the friendly ghost that supposedly lives at Rydges Hotel?

A walk up Kelly’s Steps from Salamanca Place leads to many historic buildings at Battery Point, including Arthur’s Circus, a settlement of quaint and charming workers’ cottages.

And, of course, Rydges Hobart is handy for all your accommodation needs!

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