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The capital city of Tasmania is the perfect base from which to explore other diverse and fascinating parts of the state. These includes the Huon Valley and the South West Wilderness, Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur with its convict history and the lovely rural areas and historic towns along the Heritage Highway. Tasmania is well known for producing beautiful food and wine and has many great restaurants, breweries and wineries to tantalise your tastebuds.


Population 216,656
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Majority of shops are open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Some shops have extended hours on Thursday and Friday nights and some also stay open on Sunday.
Newspapers The Australian
The Mercury
The Sunday Tasmanian
Emergency numbers Ambulance, police or fire: 000
Tourist information Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre
20 Davey Street, Hobart
+61 3 6238 4222
Opening hours: 8.30am-5.30pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.