About HobartGreater Hobart and its surrounding towns are an intriguing blend of heritage & lifestyle, scenery & vibrant culture. Hobart is a truly beautiful city defined by the river and sea. It is Australia's second oldest capital and the one which has retained the most architectural elegance from colonial times. For the holiday maker it is not only a well-equipped shopping & entertainment centre but also a great base from which to explore the spectacular scenery surrounding the Derwent Valley. Discover the fruit orchards of the Huon Valley abundant with seasonal fruits; take a ferry across to the gentle countryside and wild coastlines, quiet beaches and roaring surf, lighthouses and a rich heritage of Bruny Island; or delve into the fascinating convict ruins of the Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s most significant historic site - Port Arthur. On your travels enjoy superb cool-climate wines and savour some of the local specialties - plums, cherries, apples, octopus, oysters, quail & venison.