Looking for a city without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis and with quality of life to learn English? We suggest choosing Hobart
After Sydney, Hobart, founded in 1804 by Colonel David Collins, is the oldest city in Australia
Located at the foot of Mount Wellington, and with a population of 190,000 inhabitants, it has an incomparable quality of life and it’s less stressful than other Australian cities. Lonely Planet Guide has placed Tasmania in the fourth position of the Top 10 regions to visit in the world.
Many of the stone buildings, which were built in the early years, are preserved nowadays and converted into cafés, art galleries or restaurants.
Hobart is known worldwide for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney the day after Christmas (Boxing Day). The arrival in Hobart is celebrated during the Taste of Tasmania Festival, a summer food festival that starts the last week of December until the beginning of January every year.
What not to miss…
- Discover the fascinating cultural heritage through museums such as Tasmanian Museum and Art Galley or the Museum of Old and New Art-Mona.
- Visit Salamanca Place, in Sullivans Cove, a picturesque square where you can enjoy great food, shopping, arts and music.
- Explore Mount Wellington on mountain bike or descend by kayak the river río Derwent.
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of its gardens, parks and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
- Vist the Australian Antarctic Festival, in which the contribution of the Antartica to the culture and economy of Tasmania is held.
- Explore the plant and animal world of Tasmania in one of its many National Parks.
- Go to the Ten Days on the Island Festival, a well-known cultural event that attracts thousands of people every year.
Hobart has a mild oceanic temperature climate with four seasons. The warmest months are December, January, February and March with average temperatures of 21ºC, a perfect time to enjoy outdoors activities.
In winter the days can be cold, with temperatures between 3°C and 11°C and very little rainfall. Although it´s not usual to see snow in winter, Mount Wellington is often white in this season.
Some interesting facts
The island of Tasmania holds several world records: it’s one of the least polluted regions on the planet as it the air is some of the cleanest in the world. You can also find the highest flowering plant (Eucalyptus regnans) which can reach 100m in height and if you are a golfing fan, it also has 68 golf courses, more than any other State in Australia!