Hobart offers no end of opportunities to do a spot of time travel.
Settled by Europeans in 1804, there are connections with the past on display across Australia’s second oldest capital city — including its wealth of grand Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture. ‘Oohs’ and ‘aahs’ roll off the tongue as you explore heritage precincts like Salamanca and Battery Point, and you’ll often find yourself longing to step inside a particular building just to get a glimpse of its hidden character.
You can make even more of the architecture links with yesteryear by opting to stay in one of the city’s heritage hotels, guesthouses, and pubs. Each has a tale to tell, and you’ll generally find the owners and staff more than happy to share it with you.
Here are five of the most historic places to stay in Hobart.