Hobart is, in fact, the second oldest capital city in Australia and dates back to the very early 1800's. It has the feel of a small English town and is very easy to walk around. Hobart is in a beautiful setting with the Derwent River at its heart. On a clear day you can see Mount Wellington in the distance.

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