nipaluna/Hobart offers the perfect blend of spectacular landscapes, captivating history and unique cultural experiences. Nestled amongst the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington with the elegant timtumili minanya or River Derwent snaking its was though the picturesque city to the Harbour, nipaluna/Hobart is a small city bursting with beauty, charm and big ideas.
nipaluna/Hobart is lutruwita or Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Found on the islands East Coast it is the most populous city in Tasmania, home to almost half of all Tasmanians. Its skyline is dominated by the 1,271-metre kunanyi/Mount Wellington and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world. Hobart also serves as home base for Australian and French Antarctic missions.
The city lies on Country which was traditionally Muwinina land and is still known by its original name nipaluna. Due to the effects of colonisation, today the Aboriginal community in Tasmania is collectively known as palawa. palawa means Tasmanian Aboriginal and the contemporary language palawa kani means Tasmanian Aborigines speak. All of Tasmania or lutruwita is palawa land but contemporary palawa culture is strongly tied to the East Coast. Today contemporary Aboriginal culture is vibrant and strong in Hobart; visitors can enjoy walking tours of the city, explore Aboriginal art galleries or use the city as a starting point for multi day immersive cultural experiences in the region’s magnificent wilderness.
This small city is bursting with a huge variety of experiences and has something for everyone. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains, gourmet experiences, and cutting-edge art and culture, nipaluna/Hobart really does have it all. Get out into pristine forest or climb a mountain just minutes from the heart of the CBD, take a walk along nipaluna/Hobart's iconic waterfront, indulge in award-winning restaurants offering fine dining experiences and explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or blow your mind at MONA all in one day.
Hobart is also close to many of southern Tasmania's travel experiences, from infamous Port Arthur and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Derwent Valleys and Mount Field National Park.