Virgin Voyages' guide to Hobart, Australia
Featuring superb dining, towering cliffs, and provocative art.
A tiny Tassie town with one huge heart
Nestled along the steep foothills of Mount Wellington and bordered by River Derwent's crystal-clear waters, this charming Tassie town is surrounded by breathtaking nature, so no wonder it nurtures all sorts of creativity.
From the eccentric MONA with its controversial private collections and midwinter festival to the incredible food that's so fresh oysters are literally still dripping with the salty waters they were plucked from, plus its long history that goes back to the beginning of Aussie times — Hobart has it all.
So get ready for sand between your toes in the early morning, afternoons roaming the lively city streets, catching the sunset from a snow-covered mountain summit, and having a few cocktails on the waterfront.
Australia's second oldest city, Hobart began as a penal colony in 1804
Historic Port Arthur & Vineyard Tours
Tasmania's Full-Day Heritage Tour
MONA Museum Visit & Ferry Ride
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Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. Literally.
Hastings Cave Adventures
Hike through an ancient network of subterranean caves, then soak in the hot thermal springs.DISCOVER MORE SHORE THINGS
While Australia is loaded with unique places, Burnie may top the list as one of the most original. With historic neighborhoods adorned with cozy cottages and unpretentious restaurants, measureless opportunities to witness some of the most interesting wildlife in the world, picturesque vistas everywhere you turn and some of the world’s most charming collections of art there’s so much to see and explore here.
Whether you choose to spend your time celebrating the auspicious food and beverage scene, taking an adventure to one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls or through one of the world’s most breathtaking distilleries — the only thing that’s definite about your trip to Burnie is that you’re going to have an unbelievable time.
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