For Hot humid people from Southeast Asia
For Southeast Asian people like me who enjoy the sun all year round, pack some gloves and cold clothings as the weather can change drastically even for summer. I still feel cold in summer and autumn. Bring thick jackets if planning to visit in winter. Otherwise a thin thermal top, jacket and wear long pants if going out.
Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
A fish and chip shop with a seafood restaurant and liquor license, excellent. The seafood platter, there are plenty of fish in this part of the world all bigger and tastier than we are used to in Europe.
You can't visit Hobart and not visit Mt. Wellington. A 21km drive will take you up a winding road through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending with panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula at the summit.
The road to the summit was constructed in the early 1930s as a relief scheme for the unemployed.
There is an Interpretation centre, with big glass windows that protect you from the strong winds, this is really needed, as this is the windiest spot in Hobart! There is also an open viewing platform.
Dress warmly, as it was quite cool even in Summer.
Wind speeds have been measured over 157 km/h with rare gusts of up to 200km/h. In winter the mountain is often snowcapped, with lighter snowfalls in Spring, Summer and Autumn, plenty of snow for a Snowman or Snow fight!
A day on the summit can consist of clear sunny skies, then rain, then snow, then icy winds and then clear again.
Bushwalking trails and picnic facilities are here also. You see for Miles and Miles, excellent views!
A MUST VISIT
Mount Wellington is 1270 metres (around 4,000 feet) above Hobart's harbour, and is only a 20 minute drive from the city.
Go to the Cascade Brewery, which is reported to be the oldest brewery in the country. It dates back to the early 1800s.
Taste the beers and go through the museum which will teach you some things about beer making.
Make sure you make reservations! These tours fill up fast. They are only offered on weekdays at 9:30 and 1 pm.
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach is located at the rear of Hobart's airport. Its main use is for people wanting to stroll along the sands or have picnics.
There's a National Parks office right at the entry to the main area which is located adjacent to the village.
As you come down the road to get there you turn left for the national park or right for the village.