Map of Tasmania.
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Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia after Sydney set up in 1803. Hobart is a busy seaport, home for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France. The city also supports several other industries, including a high-speed catamaran factory Incat and a zinc smelter operated by Nyrstar, as well as a vibrant tourist industry. In the outer suburbs, you also have the Cadbury chocolate factory and Cascade Brewery located in South Hobart and you also have many vineyards. Visitors come to Hobart and use it as a base to explore the rest of Tasmania.
Hobart has a population of around 200,000.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a popular recreation area a short distance from the City centre.
Hobart has long been home to a thriving classical, jazz, folk, punk, hip-hop, electro, metal and rock music scene.
Australia's first legal casino was the 17-storey Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay, opened in 1973.
Hobart is internationally famous among the yachting community as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
The Royal Hobart Regatta, which began in 1830 and is Tasmania's oldest sporting event.
Hobart is home to Australia's oldest theatre.
Tasmania's premier statewide cultural event, Ten Days on the Island attracts an audience of over 160,000 people.
Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia.
Salamanca Place is Hobart’s and Tasmania's main entertainment hotspot! With Saturday being market day
We have put together a few lists to help you find accommodation and work whilst travelling around Australia these will help point you in the right direction.
Travelling and working in Australia will be a life changing experience
Need a visa for Australia
WHV's can ONLY be applied for; before arriving in Australia. Working Holiday Visa's* can only be granted before you arrive in Australia. For details about applying visit Australia's official website here (www.immi.gov.au) or visit a Travel Agent or an Australian Embassy or Consulate in the country you are in.
Tax for working holiday makers.
It is a complete myth that you will automatically get all your tax back when you leave Australia! There is a lot of confusion out there amongst, not only working holiday backpackers but also amongst many employers and even some accountants and tax agents.