There is no more inspiring way to take in Hobart than from the River Derwent. It adds a whole other viewpoint to experiencing what this city has to offer. With the highest boat ownership per capita anywhere in Australia it is no surprise that Tasmanians regard their waterways as yet another natural part of the island state. In fact the island defines life here – the accessible coast, the beaches from where most people live are just a few minutes away. With all the choices under the sun .. coves, stretches of the best sand anywhere in the world and crystal clear water everywhere, it is something which slowly dawns on the visitor to Tassie – this place has a really amazing coastline.
But back to Hobart – Mt Wellington dominates the harbour as it does the whole city. The River Derwent is vast, and the harbour entrance faces off against the great southern ocean. There are striking visuals at every turn. There are great cruises you can do.
As a local I always planned to do lots of things .. normal things on land – it was not however until I took to the water that I fully appreciated what Tassie offers in abundance. Choice after choice of things to do on its harbours and waterways.