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“Have a great night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Battery Point

Battery Point
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Grand Hobart Walking Tour
Ranked #4 of 133 things to do in Hobart
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Have a great night out”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Plenty of eateries and little shops to take your fancy. Take the time to meander in and out of all the little alleyways and old buildings as many fine artists display and sell their wares.

Visited February 2012
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“lovely walk”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

great houses and little coffeshops and access to salamanca lovely walk

Visited March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“gently, sublimely English”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

One of the major charms of Hobart is, due to its age, the number of preserved historic buildings and their proximity, you're connected to an English and European historic tradition that touches on the 1700's, compared to most of Australia and in Battery Point you find one of the many variations in English feel and appearance. Mixed in with a wonderful sense of English provincial life with a unique, distinctive Tasmanian bent, Battery point feels and looks like an English village and deliciously so. It also rather amusingly and endearingly feels and looks in part like the English seaside resort a la Torquay in Fawlty Towers. But then it has a range of other beguiling notes also, from the wonderful Kookaburra Books at the beginning of Battery Point cnr Hampden and Sandy Bay Rds with its relaxed, summery feel to the classy Narryna House museum and the Georgian lynchpin of St. George's church off De Witt St, which has an air of the deep, sublime magic you feel in some of Hobart's parks, such as Parliament Lawn and St. David's Park, dreamy and serene. As well as an impressive exterior its interior is of an eyebrow-raising standard of Georgian authenticity unique in Australia. Walking the streets of Battery Point is very pleasant, what with the charming old houses and striking views of the Derwent via steep descents. Further down Hampden Rd there is the house that one of the two men who wrote the Australian constitution built, with a plaque on the wall marking it, with the big red Federation House on the junction at that end having been built by Governer Sorrell and then later lived in by a Mssr. Harrington, a significant religious figure after whom a main Hobart street and various locales are named. Either at the end of Hampden Rd or if you turn left off it through Arthur Circle and then down Runnymede St. is Princes Park overlooking the Derwent and adjacent to Salamanca and housing the old battery replete with cannons and underground tunnels, after which Battery Point is named. For a small park, with its aforementioned combination of features and pristine flower beds it is surprisingly mesmerising, you can stay for hours it's so charming and peaceful and again, sublime and magical with a rarefied and refined air.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“really historic”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

It's a cute little place to visit with tiny houses and corner stores.

Visited November 2011
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Geelong
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“Great Historic area to walk around”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

The area is full of small cafes and restaurants, and also historic buildings, felt very safe walking around the area at night

Visited February 2012
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