Your first sight of Hobart, the island waterfront state capital of Tasmania will take your breath away. The port city (southern most capital of Australia) is blessed with the an abundance of natural wonders - Mount Wellington, the River Derwent and easy access to a number of popular beaches.
The inspiration for some cartoons can never be known, but the Tasmanian Devil... we've got that covered on the only island home to the carnivorous marsupial. Come see the animal that inspired Robert McKimson to create Taz, with his unending appetite for meat and his short-tempered flair.
Hobart is not only the capital but is also the largest city in Tasmania. It is well-know among adventure-seekers as the perfect compromise between ocean-front and mountaintop vacations, as Hobart's ideal location offers both.
Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet was a French adventurer and explorer who visited Tasmania in the early 1800s. The oldest national park in Tasmania, Freycinet National Park, was named after him and dedicated in 1916.