Founded in 1803 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital with a population of less than 250,000.

The capital of the island of Tasmania it sits on the River Derwent. It is the finishing line for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Salamanca Place contains converted old sandstone warehouses where galleries, pubs and cafes, and a popular market is held on Saturdays.

Nearby is Battery Point, the historic residential district, with its narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages. The city’s backdrop is 1,270m-high Mt. Wellington, a hiking and cycling destination offering sweeping views.