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Ranked #1 of 51 attractions in Hobart
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a... more » Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a Chapel, Court Rooms, Tunnels, Solitary Cells, Refractory and Holding Cells and an Execution Yard with the Gallows where 32 people were hanged.Dedicated Volunteers will conduct you on a Guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes detailing and explaining the fascination history of the Historic Site. Its use as a Chapel for the male convicts arriving in Hobart Town until 1853. Then its modification and utilization for 115 years as Hobart's Supreme Criminal Courts with one transept being retained as the Chapel for the adjoining Campbell Street Gaol. « less
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks

Mount Wellington rises 1271 metres above sea level and rises immediately west of the Hobart CBD.  It is often covered in snow, even in summer due to the chilly westerly winds that... more »

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Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks

The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens in Hobart are situated on the eastern edge of the city, overlooking the Derwent River and the Tasman Bridge. As well as the usual range of... more »

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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

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 French and Russian invaders.The... more »

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Ranked #5 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
Owner description: This is an replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian... more » Owner description: This is an replica of the historic huts in Cape Denison - Antarctica - constructed in 1911 by the men of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, led by Dr Douglas Mawson. Constructed by heritage architects and buiders, the replica was only made possible by a federal government grant and the generousity of many Tasmanian businesses and individuals who donated time, goods and goodwill. As a part of the Mawson's Huts Foundation, all profits are toward the conservation of the historic huts. « less
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Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

Although building started on St David's cathedral in 1868 and it was consecrated in 1874, work continued sporadically until 1936.  It is now widely regarded as the finest example... more »

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Ranked #7 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart is Tasmania's premier museum.  It is situated in a collection of 19th century historic buildings immediately north of Hobart's... more »

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Ranked #8 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks

Mount Nelson, 5km from the city centre on the southern outskirts of Hobart, was the site of one of a chain of semaphore stations which realyed messages to and from Port Arthur... more »

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Ranked #9 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Hobart was settled primarily as a convict prison for Great Britain.  Women convicts were housed in separate barracks called "female factories" until they were found gainful... more »

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Ranked #10 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Tired of the "touristy" docks and Salamanca area of Hobart?  For a taste of local nightlife and a wide range of affordable dining experiences, venture a kilometre north up... more »

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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

Sullivan's Cove is the main waterfront area adjacent to Hobart City and is the city's main tourist precinct.  The cove was the site of the first British settlement on the western... more »

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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Our shop is an easy 30 minute drive from Hobart right next door to the famous Peppermint Bay Hotel so you can have an amazing... more » Owner description: Our shop is an easy 30 minute drive from Hobart right next door to the famous Peppermint Bay Hotel so you can have an amazing lunch or a cuppa then browse in our shop. We sell a wide range of locally made arts and crafts, from oil paintings and sculptures to knitted beanies and hand made cards. We specialise in jewellery made from Tasmanian gemstones. We find these gemstones ourselves and make them into rings, pendants and necklaces. We have a nice range of specimens of Tasmanian rocks, fossils, crystals and minerals for the collector. There are also interesting tumbled stones that kids love to look through « less
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Ranked #15 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Bridges; Landmarks

The Tasman Bridge across the Derwent River was one of the world's earliest box-girder cantilever bridges when it opened in 1964.  But it's more famous for the fact that it fell... more »

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Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #18 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Art Galleries; Educational Sites
Art centre run by the government of Tasmania
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Ranked #19 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #21 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #22 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #27 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Libraries; Museums

The Tasmanian State Library in Murray Street in Hobart houses the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.  The Allport collection was originally the life's work of Henry Allport... more »

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Ranked #30 of 51 attractions in Hobart
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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