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Hobart, an old style city, is one for the ages. Breath taking views of the surrounding mountains and bush lands and the fresh crisp air create a cosy backdrop for a honeymoon. Here are six things to love about this city fringed by wilderness.
1. Oysters. Tasmania is home to some of the world’s freshest, tastiest oysters, and it’s no accident. Their cold, clean waters, temperate climate and largely unspoiled natural environment result in some of the best seafood on the market. Enjoy these seafood delights freshly shucked from the water or pair them with a tangy dressing on top. Check out the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm for a taste of our favourite treats – don’t forget glass of bubbles too!
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2. Cruise Hobart. What better way to explore all of Hobart than to sail around it; perfectly romantic for you love birds to get a bit of one on one time abroad Hobart’s natural serenity. The Full Day Sailing experience cruises along Hobart’s Derwent River, where you will be able to take in the views of historic landmark buildings and stunning coastal scenery from the water. Dare to get behind the wheel and steer the yacht, laze on the large sunny deck, swim off the side and indulge in a fresh local produce lunch. Keep your eye out for dolphins and whales all in a day’s sail.
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3. Boutique Hideaway. When you and your new husband are booking your honeymoon, there are usually three main things on your checklist when organising it. Good food and drinks, gorgeous views and luxury accommodation! So why not stay at Tasmania’s most awarded boutique hotel, Islington. The serene and relaxing luxury boutique apartments gaze directly up to the mountains through rhododendron and cherry gardens.
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4. Artistic Afternoon. The truly enlightening museum, MONA, is a ferry ride from Hobart’s harbour front. The Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) is an innovative and truly world-class institution. Created by David Walsh, he describes it as a Disneyland for adults. So why not go and explore the three levels of spectacular underground galleries, which showcase more than 400 pieces of work.
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5. Brunching. A great place to satisfy those breakfast cravings in Hobart, that is super cute and trendy is Pilgrim Coffee. With exposed brick walls, timber beams and the smell of coffee brewing this place is Hobart’s hippest cafe. From Pilgrim Breakfast to Cocoa Waffles, Pilgrim Coffee is sure to have something you love with a bit of a twist…and of course coffee.
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6. Market Envy. If you two newlyweds want to cook up a storm one night then be sure to get to the Farm Gate Market before you do. Overflowing with fresh fruit, veg, honey, wine, baked goods, beer and smoked meats you are more than 100 per-cent likely to find some fresh local Tassie produce to indulge in. Situated on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Melville Street, Hobart, this market has been a huge success for years and is held every Sunday. So grab a few bags between you and taste and smell your way through the market frenzy.
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Ms Chinoiserie Says: With its captivating history, culture – and gourmet adventures – it’s no wonder Hobart is on our list of top places to visit!