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Small but lovely

Located across the road from the equally pretty Parliament Gardens. Very well designed and... read more

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Fitting commemoration

Captain Cook gets a lot of airplay in Oz and NZ so it's nice to see this lovely little monument to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Located across the road from the equally pretty Parliament Gardens. Very well designed and informative attraction

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Cook gets a lot of airplay in Oz and NZ so it's nice to see this lovely little monument to the first known European to view both countries. A nice bronze ensemble with some moving water to put the two ships in context and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive monument/fountain stands in a small park in Salamanca Place and commemorates the voyages of Abel Tasman for the Dutch East Indies Company, the first known European to discover Tasmania in 1642 and later, New Zealand. Tasman called the island Anthony Van Diemen's Land,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This fountain is situated near Salamanca Place and it is commemorating the European discovery on 24th November 1642 by the Dutch captain Able Tasman of what is now Tasmania. Using the “Roaring Forties” or the trade wind, Tasman departed Cape of Good Hope with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graeme T
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Situated at the ever popular Salamanca Place this is worth a look when strolling around the area and take a photo. It is amazing how much work was put in creating memorials in the olden days. Unfortunately this is lost nowadays.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BoneandBtwo
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is a historic fountain, commemorating the three ships that found Tasmania. Their captain was Abel Janszoon Tasman. This is why this fountain is named: The Tasman Fountain. The fountain is very attractive. We can see the three ships flowing on the fountain. All made...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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