Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. The city is located in the state’s south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River, making it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world according to Wikipedia.
Heidi and I were in Hobart only briefly, covering the digital media for a conference in 2014. We were so taken with the city and indeed the island of Tasmania, that we promised ourselves we would return as soon as possible – with warmer clothing.
Cascade Brewery is a brewery established in 1832 in South Hobart, Tasmania and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia.
The Hobart Gas Company was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and was empowered to manufacture and distribute coal gas and to establish a gasworks to light the city streets.
Aurora Australis is an Australian icebreaker. Built by Carrington Slipways and launched in 1989, the vessel is owned by P&O Maritime Services, but is regularly chartered by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) for research cruises in Antarctic waters and to support Australian bases in Antarctica.
Mt Wellington in the distance.
One of Australia’s leading distilleries, producing high quality, premium spirits using traditional time honoured methods.