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    Hobart International Airport

    by xuessium Written Oct 16, 2005

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    Favorite thing: A small airport with a few counters on each end with a common boarding gate and 2 cafes squashed in the middle. The airport is packed to the brim whenever there are several flights departing or arriving minutes apart. For a state capitol airport, Hobart International Airport looked pretty understated with its outdated architecture style and grim interior. The good thing is that it takes only 15 minutes via coach to reach the airport from Hobart. With the signing of open air treaties, it is expected that real International flights will descend into Hobart in months to come - and hopefully the largely vacant (and locked up) International terminal would be able to support adequately. (circa 2004)

    Hobart International Airport serves domestic services for Qantas, Virgin Blue, JetStar and Tasair, as well as Singapore Airlines international charter flights.

    Fondest memory: Website: Hobart's International Airport

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    Hobart's Fishing Community

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Because of its location on the Derwent River and with easy access to the Southern Ocean, you can see why Hobart developed a large fishing community. From personal watercraft loaded with trout gear, to yacht charters for deep sea fishing, to commercial lobster boats, the harbor downtown is a great place to see the fishing lifestyle.

    You can definitely benefit from the hard work of these hard working fishers... just go down to one of the great restaurants and order yourself a plate of fish, served anyway you like!

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    Hobart Visitor's Center

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Hobart's Visitor Centre is located on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Street in the CBD of the city. Although most of the information you would need for your trip is available online or at the airport when you arrive, it can still be a pretty valuable place to book your tours or find out additional information.

    Also if you are coming in from Antarctica by troller, you can always pick up more information there about accomodation!

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    Hobart Facts

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Hobart is Australia's southernmost state capital, and it is also the smallest of the capitals.

    It is located on the Derwent river, and much of its heritage is around water based activities.

    Area
    1,360 sq km

    525 sq miles

    Population
    129,000

    Time Zone
    GMT/UTC +10

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    The Hobart Bridge

    by rozehill Written May 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The first plans for bridging the Derwent close to Hobart date back to 1832. One of these early designs by Captain Jacobs was for a floating structure consisting of short spans in timber bridging between barges anchored across the river. It was not until 1943 that the first bridge was completed, this being a floating arch bridge and lift span.
    Following the completion of the floating arch bridge in 1943 the growth of population on the eastern bank of the River Derwent was very fast; by 1955 the bridge was unable to carry the number of vehicles required to use it without extreme congestion.

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    Great Street Names

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 11, 2003

    Favorite thing: I found some delightful street names in Hobart, like Napoleon and Cromwell, Macquarie and Liverpool Streets.
    There are pubs with English and Seafarer names like « Royal Exchange », Shipwrights Arms, Hope and Anchor Tavern (near Constitution dock), Drunken Admiral and more.

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    Most people that go to...

    by mocca Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Most people that go to Australia don't bother to go to Tasmania, and that is a shame. It is one of the most beautifull parts of Australia, and people whho liked New Zealand will love Tasmania too.
    You can spend months hiking through the rainforrestt, visiting cultural sights and just relax on the beach in the summer.

    Fondest memory: The best time to be in Hobart is february, when the tallships event is going on (book well in advance, everything will be booked out), parties, fairs, beautifull ships, it is just one big party.

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    Eat the OYSTERS from Barilla...

    by sheryl_tan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Eat the OYSTERS from Barilla Bay Oysters.

    Fondest memory: They are surely the freshest oysters that I have eaten so far. And only at A$7.00 for a dozen, you don't really wanna miss it! (Not really in Hobart itself, the shop is located along the road at Cambridge. You should spot a road sign that will guide you there.)

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    A walk around the harbour is...

    by pkhill Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: A walk around the harbour is breathtaking. The water is as
    blue as the Caribbean (but a lot colder) and the air is the
    cleanest you have every breathed. The boats make a wonderful
    backdrop to a fantastic walk.

    Fondest memory: The entire town was a pleasant surprise - not full of tourist traps with a wonderful 'must see' museum.

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    Kangaroos hopping around at...

    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Kangaroos hopping around at Marias Island, people dont think Kangarros hang around Tasmania, but theres plenty!

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    Go shopping at the Elizabeth...

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go shopping at the Elizabeth Street Mall. We were searching for a book, so we wnt to Angus and Robertson while there. What a nice bookstore!

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    Gwynneth's General Tip

    by Gwynneth Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I landed in Launceston... a very small tidy town. The airport was compact also, transit was no problem and everything was within arms reach.

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    check out Penny Royal Mills. ...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: check out Penny Royal Mills. Oh, and that's a pic of my little sister... :-))

    More later...!

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