As part of our “Adult Guide to Hobart Video” series, today are exploring the historic Battery Point and Salamanca districts and then visit the stunning Hobart Waterfront later in the afternoon.
As you will see in the video, we booked a beautiful old home through Airbnb during this visit and we will take you for a quick tour of this prestigious Battery Point home.
Battery Point is a suburb of Hobart that is a few minutes south of the central business district. It enjoys easy access to the popular dining and entertainment precinct at Salamanca Place. Karen and I really enjoyed wandering the lanes and quaint streets of Battery Point that are filled with stories of Hobart’s historic past.
The area contains some of the most incredible 19th century sandstone and weatherboard cottages and it’s really like walking through a different century in time.
From our Airbnb, we were able to descend the colonial era Kelly’s steps to easily explore Salamanca Place and the bustling Salamanca markets.
Salamanca Market is one of Tasmania’s most visited tourist attractions and is one of the largest outdoor markets in Australia.
Every Saturday the Hobart waterfront comes alive with over 300 stallholders lining the street from sunrise where locally crafted products including unique clothing and jewellery, timber works and homewares, artwork, leather goods, soaps, artisan cheeses, breads, wines & local spirit makers
There are also plenty of opportunities to pick up a freshly made breakfast or fresh and seasonal produce to enjoy at lunch.
A highlight of our stay was discovering the Hobart’s waterfront area that is centred around the working fishing harbour of Victoria and Constitution Docks.
It was so nice to relax here in the sun, enjoying fish and chips and watching the activity unfold in the harbour.
The waterfront area also boosts some superb dining and accommodation options and is home to the watercraft that service the tourist destinations that can be found in the greater Hobart region.