Destination Focus – Hobart and Surrounds

Port Arthur & The Tasman Peninsular, Dover & The Deep South, Richmond & The Coal River Valley

Destination Focus – Hobart and Surrounds

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Hobart

The capital city of this beautiful island state, Hobart is a cultural centre of food, beverages, fashion, music and social life.  From the colourful waterfront district, built around the harbour and historic buildings, to the summit of the towering Mt Wellington that dominates the skyline behind the city, Hobart offers a taste to suit everyone.  The calendar is packed with popular events like the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, music festivals and more.  The bustling mall provides a multitude of options for discerning shoppers.

Kingston

Approximately 20 minutes from the centre of Hobart is this fast growing area popular with retirees and younger families alike.  Land and homes are more plentifully available here, and the lifestyle is built around the yellow sand beaches of Kingston Beach and Blackmans Bay.  Kingston is the gateway to the Channel region and the deep south, and boasts some great golf courses and modern shopping centre

Bellerive and the Eastern Shore

A short trip across the Tasman bridge from Hobart takes you to the sprawling suburbs of the Eastern shore.  Bellerive is home of the Bellerive Cricket ground, which hosts a number of key cricket and AFL matches every year.  There are many options for home sites, mostly with views across the Derwent River to the city of Hobart and Mt Wellington in the background

Huonville and the Huon Valley

The grand Huon River flows gently through the Huon Valley past farms, towns and of course the apple orchards that the Huon Valley is so famous for.  Huonville is the largest town in the area, well serviced by shops, schools and other facilities.  Other popular towns include Cygnet, Port Huon, Glen Huon, Ranelagh, and Geeveston.  If you are looking for a more laid back lifestyle the Huon Valley is a great place to find a small five acre hobby farm for your horses and chickens.  Areas like Grove and Mountain River are popular areas for these type of properties.  The Huon Valley has a unique blend of history, culture and industry

Margate and the Channel area

Margate is just south of Kingston, at the North end of the area known as ‘the Channel.’  This area boasts a great range of lifestyle properties, ideal for fruit growing and hobby farms.  The postcard town of Kettering is the mainland port for the Bruny Island Ferry, which transports cars and passengers across to the popular tourist destination of Bruny Island.  Many of Tasmanias famous foods, cheeses and wines come from the Channel area.  For an adrenalin rush, try the scenic Bruny Island Cruise and see some true Tasmanian wilderness for yourself

Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula

Port Arthur is at the South East end of a long section of land known as the Tasman Peninsula, about 90 minutes from Hobart.  While Port Arthur is the best known town in the area, due to the famous convict settlement there, you can find a number of other stunning towns and regions on the peninsula.  Areas like Eaglehawk Neck, Sloppin Main, Salt Water River, White Beach, and Nubeena are popular holiday towns , all with great access to unpopulated beaches. 

Port Arthur is also the starting point for the famous Three Peaks walking track, a three day walk through breathtaking Tasmanian scenery

Dover and the Deep South

If you continue south through the Huon Valley, past the historic logging town of Geeveston, you come to the area we know as the Deep South.  This area has a unique attraction to many, pulling you away from the hustle of city life, while still only being not much more than an hours drive from the capital city.  There are two main towns in this area, Dover and Southport.  Southport is famous for being the southernmost township in Australia.  The area is filled with stunning rugged scenery, brilliant water views, rolling hills, and green valleys. Agriculture, aquaculture and tourism are the major employers in the area

Richmond and the Coal River Valley

Richmond is a historic village, famous for its sandstone convict built bridge (built around 1823) and surrounding buildings.  Richmond is a popular tourist town full of busy restaurants and olde world charm.  The surround Coal River Valley area is filled with lush farms and small townships.  A good road network connects this area to Hobart, only 25kms away