Hobart is a rather compact city of approximately 200,000 people which is roughly twice the population of our last home, Pardubice in the Czech Republic. It has all the features you’d expect from a modern metropolis but maintains that delightful charm of a small seaside village, similar to the way Pardubice felt like a small country town where everyone knew everyone’s business but it still felt big enough to get lost in.
I’ve ventured down to the city and waterfront several times now and like all places, you see something new on every visit which is part of the fun of exploring. Hobart is a great city to walk around and the hills of Sandy Bay and Battery Point give way to gentler slopes downtown. Walking along the waterfront is a most pleasurable experience with sailing yachts and fishing vessels gently bobbing in the calm waters of the Derwent estuary.
There’s plenty of historical sights to see and many of those could be a blog post unto themselves so for now I’ll show a taster of a few of the more notable sights. I’m slowly but surely compiling a list of must-see and must-do sights and activities while we’re living here and look forward to sharing the experiences with you over the coming weeks and months.
For now I’ll leave you with some photos and be sure to follow my Instagram account as I usually post the latest images there before I write a more beefed up blog post of the experience behind those photos.