Hobart is warm sandstone, bright spinnakers on the water, fish punts at the docks, the slap of halyards on masts, coffee under the striped sun umbrellas of Salamanca, an occasional frosting of snow on Mt Wellington, bush tracks and birdsong.
It’s a city of history, where Battery Point’s first cottages peep shyly at each other across a circle of green, and graceful old trees shelter the manicured lawns of heritage parks and gardens. It’s a city of bustling markets, fun, festivals, entertainment and fine restaurants.
Tasmania has the greatest concentration of Antarctic and Southern ocean scientists and institutions of the five Antarctic gateway cities (Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Town, Christcurch and Hobart). As Australia’s hub for the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean science, education, research and logistics, Hobart acts as the gateway with expeditioners transiting through Hobart every year and over 950 people working across the different organisations based there.
Tasmanian businesses offer a variety of world-class services and cold-climate products for this sector.