Hobart is one of Australia's most underrated cities. Brimming with historical landmarks, iconic markets, dynamic coastal views and a world-class art museum, you could spend a weekend in town or a week travelling the island state and not get bored easily.
From Hobart, day trips can be made to the historical Port Arthur site or the local beaches such as Sandy Bay. Or, you can hop in your car and drive the coast up to Freycinet and its bevy of lauded beaches including the famous Wineglass Bay.
Feeling adventurous? Tasmania is home to hotly popular walking tracks that trail through rugged terrain and skim along the coastline. Try the Three Capes Walk on the south eastern end of the island or go north to hike your way up Cradle Mountain.
There are daily flights to Hobart from major Australian cities and the airport is serviced by both low-cost and all-inclusive carriers, making it an easy and budget-friendly option for Aussies searching to explore their backyard.
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