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Battery Point

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Battery Point is named after a battery of guns (long since removed) that were established on the point in 1818 to defend the city against possible... more »
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Melbourne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Walked up from the steps at Salamanca place and headed to what we were told was the Main Street. We just walked up and down the street, there were only a few coffee shops. Took a few photos but was a bit disappointed as you can find areas like that in inner city melbourne suburbs. I'm sure there was more... More

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Takes you back to Hobart's past, wonderful experience of early domestic architecture and streetscape.

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Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Battery Point and it was a great area to walk around. Salamanca Place had lots of great restaurants and businesses. Hobart felt safe and homey and Battery Point is a great place to set up base.

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Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Yes it might be a trendy place but print yourself off the self guided walking tour map and explore this old interesting area. food and coffee along the way. Some hills involved but take your time and enjoy the history. took us past the barracks which we didnt even know were there. All up allow about two hours if you... More

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Melbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very nice area to stroll along. Historical building abound. Quirky lane ways. Fantastic views to Sandy Bay and beyond

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nothing particularly interesting about the area. Hobart is a pretty quiet city, so I would recommend you to spend most of the time in Tasmania in the countryside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you still have the legs for it, hiking over and around Battery Point is a very pleasant way to get a sense of old Hobart town. Rising above Salamanca there are several access points from convict steps to steep access roads. Our favourite is to walk around the foreshore and park then up into Battery Point streets from there.... More

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Tasmania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A delightful place to spend the day, great restaurants and delightful walks, as you wander it's like stepping back in time.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wear comfortable walking shoes, and take lots of photos. There are a number of cafes to stop in along the way

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Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not much too do, very bored being from Melbourne. Go on the Ghost tour, nothing else to do, the buildings were more interesting than the fake stories told!

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