Located on the beautiful Australian island of Tasmania is the stunning city of Hobart. Hobart is the capital and most populous city of Tasmania and is Australia’s second-oldest city and southernmost capital. Hobart is noted for being one of the coldest cities in Australia. The city is home to numerous attractions and is a mix of fascinating culture, breathtaking scenery and heritage. This exceptionally beautiful city is also home to well-preserved bushland, rugged mountains and pristine beaches. Hobart also offers access to Bruny Island, Richmond, Kettering, Wineglass Bay and to Tasmania’s national parks. With so much to do and see, Hobart truly is perfect for a fun family getaway. Muslim visitors must be aware that they will be able to locate a few Muslim-friendly facilities in Hobart.
Salamanca Place in Sullivans Cove should be every visitor’s first stop in Hobart. This is Hobart’s busy, waterfront heart and is home to a beautiful cobblestone square, restaurants, shops, galleries and is the place where culture and history meet. While here, visitors must take a walk along Hobart's iconic waterfront and explore the popular Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Within walking distance of the waterfront is Battery Point. Tourists can take a guided tour of the area, if interested, to learn more about it and its many historic houses which date back to the first European settlement which was known as 'Hobart Town'.
Another popular attraction in Hobart is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This elegant garden is almost 200 years old and is said to cover an area of about 14 hectares. It is known to hold trees which date back to the nineteenth century, as well as a significant collection of historic plants. There are also numerous other stunning and unusual plants here.
With Mount Wellington dominating Hobart’s skyline, the mountain is hard to miss. The Derwent River stretches out below the mountain, offering picturesque views. Visitors can drive themselves or take a tour to the summit of the mountain. Here they will be treated to spectacular views of the harbor and Hobart city. Mount Wellington is great for a bit of exploration and is perfect for hiking and bushwalking.
While in Hobart, a visit to the Salamanca Market on Saturday is a must. The market attracts locals and tourists alike and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It is said to be Australia's best outdoor market. Home to a variety of vintage items, fresh produce, traditional crafts and about 300 stalls, the Salamanca Market is the perfect place to experience the sights and sounds of Hobart.
The nearest airport to Hobart is Hobart International Airport, which is located about 23 kilometres from the center of Hobart.
There are a few known Halal restaurants in Hobart. Ali's Asian Café, Ganges, Kebab Rehab and Aladdin Restaurant are a couple of restaurants which serve Halal food in Hobart. Some of these restaurants are certified by The Tasmanian Muslim Association and Islamic Council of Tasmania, while others are said to be Muslim owned. Muslim tourists must be aware that some restaurants claiming to be Halal also serve alcohol.
There is one known mosque in Hobart. The Hobart Mosque is located on Warwick Street in West Hobart, and is said to have prayer facilities for men and women. Muslim tourists can also make inquiries about other prayer areas in Hobart, while here.