Posts Tagged ‘ Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum ’

Hobart: the Forgotten Australian State Capital

Dec 27th, 2009 | By

Tasmania, an island off the southern coast of mainland Australia, is not served by any international flights from the UK. To get there you need to fly from some other Australian major city. The state capital , Hobart, is served by just a small airport so getting in and out of it is quick and easy.

But at this time of the year Hobart can be known the world over because this is the winning line for one of the most famous ocean races in the world, the Sydney Hobart. This can be a gruelling race that begins on Boxing Day on the spacious Sydney Harbour in New South Wales and ends about 2 days later in a much smaller Sullivans Cove in Hobart.