Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, the smallest state of Australia. It stands at the foot of Mount Wellington and at the mouth of the River Derwent.

Hobart, pleasant to explore and characterised by the elegant Georgian architecture, is renowned for its food and wine. In this respect, it is nice to visit the weekly folklorish market in Salamanca Place. The sailing tradition of these seas is shown in the historic Sydney-Hobart regatta held in December.

Not to be missed:

• The market at Salamanca Place

• Trekking around the island