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Tourist Attractions in and around Greater South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

If you are planning a visit to Tasmania, you must not miss the opportunity to explore one of the most picturesque and friendly neighbourhoods in Hobart- Greater South Hobart. Nestled right behind the iconic Mount Wellington and only minutes from the CBD, Greater South Hobart boasts of stunning views, charming cafes, a thriving arts scene and excellent outdoor recreation.

Below listed are some of the best tourist attractions in and around Greater South Hobart:

1. Kunanyi/Mount Wellington: This towering mountain captures the attention of visitors and locals alike. Its peak offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Hobart, stretching out to the Tasman Peninsula and beyond. Bring your own picnic, or head up to the summit restaurant, for lunch with a view. Various walks can be found, including the renowned Organ Pipes Track, which is a must-do while visiting.

2. Cascade Brewery: Established in 1824, the Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest operating brewery. You can visit the brewery and go on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history and sampling some of their delicious beers. Cascade Brewery is located on the foothills of Mount Wellington, providing a lovely setting for a refreshing afternoon beer.

3. Female Factory Historic Site: Take a step back in time and learn about the history of Australia's female convicts. The Female Factory was once home to many of these women in the early 19th Century, and today, you can visit the site to learn about their lives and the harsh realities of convict transportation.

4. South Hobart Village: This quaint neighbourhood is home to a blend of historic buildings, beautiful parks and gardens and boutique shops and cafes. Walk around the village and take in the charming architecture that dates back to the mid-19th century. Stop at a local cafe for a coffee or head over to the nearby park, perfect for a picnic or book reading.

5. Hobart Rivulet Track: This walking track is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Running along a lovely stream, it's a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Hobart's CBD and an ideal place for wildlife spotting. The track begins from the city and extends down to the Hobart Cascade Brewery.

6. Salamanca Market: The Salamanca Market, held every Saturday, in Salamanca Place, Hobart is a must-visit attraction while in southern Tasmania. Here, you'll find unique and locally made crafts, jewellery, clothing, and homeware, as well as tasty food and drink. Get your shopping fix and experience the market vibes that make it one of the most popular attractions in Hobart.

7. Bruny Island: A 40-minute drive, followed by a 15-minute ferry trip across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel finds you on Bruny Island. Here, visitors enjoy local food, packed with fresh seafood, cheese, berries and cheese and wine tasting. The famous 'Bruny Island Cruise' showcases some of the spectacular sea cliffs, and if you are lucky enough, you may get a glimpse of seals, dolphins and whales.

8. Mount Nelson Signal Station: Sitting atop Mount Nelson, a few kilometres from Hobart's CBD, the Signal Station is rich in history. Today, it provides magnificent views over the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and the greater Hobart. The station also features displays and history of the communication system that made its way into Australia from overseas.

9. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens: Located on the Domain Road, Hobart, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a stunning botanical garden established in 1818. Its collection is vast and boasts some of the exotic botanical specimens, with many having historical significance. The gardens are home to unique fern collection, and the popular Japanese Gardens provides a tranquil escape from the city.

10. The Hobart Convict Penitentiary: The oldest, still being used public buildings in Tasmania, the Hobart Convict Penitentiary, was at one stage, the main prison in Hobart, where many of the worst-offending maleconvicts were held. The Penitentiary is open to the public and provides a glimpse into the harsh living conditions of the prisoners of Tasmania.

All these attractions provide visitors with a unique perspective and allow them to experience the rich culture of Hobart, Tasmania. The sheer range of options available guarantees that every tourist, from sightseers to adventure enthusiasts, can find something to see or do in and around Greater South Hobart. So, pack your bags and come to explore Greater South Hobart - the heart and soul of Tasmania.

Contact Details:

- Kunanyi/Mount Wellington: +61 (0)3 6238 2176
- Cascade Brewery: +61 (0)3 6224 1117
- Female Factory Historic Site: +61 (0)3 6165 7000
- Salamanca Market: +61 (0)3 6238 2843
- Bruny Island: +61 (0)3 6293 1122
- Mount Nelson Signal Station: +61 (0)3 6210 2200
- Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens: +61 (0)3 6166 0451
- The Hobart Convict Penitentiary: +61 (0)3 6165 7000

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