Situated at latitude 40° south in the island State of Tasmania, Hobart is Australia's second oldest city. The city is rich in character and history, nestling alongside one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world and at the base of majestic Mount Wellington which rises 1,270 metres above sea level. The working harbour is home to Antarctic supply vessels and fishing boats from the Southern Ocean. This panorama is complemented by the constant array of cruise ships arriving from November to April, berthing to the warm welcome of the Lord Mayor and Town Crier.
Voted by Dream World Cruise Destinations as winner of the Most Receptive Destination category, and runner-up in the Best Destination for the Rest of the World Region in the 1997 Awards, Hobart continues to be regarded by cruise ship passengers as one of the region's most friendly, exciting and diverse destinations.
Hobart boasts a myriad of attractions for visitors, including the unique Antarctic Adventure, bustling Salamanca Place and the city centre all within a stone's throw of the wharf. The city is a vibrant place that cherishes its past, yet looks forward to the challenges of the future.