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On the Hobart Waterfront. Credit Tourism Australia, Photographer: Ellenor Argyropoulos
Photo: On the Hobart Waterfront. Credit Tourism Australia, Photographer: Ellenor Argyropoulos
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Places on the Hobart Waterfront, Tasmania

Map showing the waterfront and main part of Hobart: Hobart Maps - Central City.

Salamanca Place is a group of sandstone buildings which in their heyday were formerly warehouses serving Hobart. At the weekend Salamanca Market, you can find artists, talented artisans and creative musicians and some of the best of Tasmania produce.

Also at Salamanca Place is the government’s Parliament House, originally built in 1841 as a customs house for the important sea trade as well as where Tasmania’s laws were made.

Hobart Town Hall: Completed in 1866, it is where the Hobart Municipal Council meets but also built to house the state library, and a court, complete with police cells.

TMAG

Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery: The TMAG is not only a museum and art gallery, but also a state herbarium. Designed to promote understanding of the cultural and of the natural world around us, it has excellent collections of geology and unique flora of Tasmania. There are also extensive collections of historical photos and artefacts.

Maritime Museum of Tasmania: With over 100,000 photos, paintings, documents, charts and maps, as well as an extensive collection of maritime artefacts, including a historical Tasmanian trading ketch, moored at Constitution Dock.

At the Penitentiary Chapel and Courts, you can tour the court rooms, tunnels, 36 solitary confinement punishment cells and the execution yard complete with gallows. There are even ghost tours at night, booking required. Phone +613 6231 0911.

Tasmania Museums

Tasmania Museums: Tasmania Museums.

National Parks

National Parks: Tasmania National Parks.

Accommodation in Tasmania

Tasmania Hotels See: Accommodation and Hotels.

Main Photo: On the Hobart Waterfront. Credit Tourism Australia, Photographer: Ellenor Argyropoulos

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