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!