Package Holidays in Tasmania
New Town Hobart Tasmania Australia
Situated 4kms north of the CBD of Hobart Tasmania, New Town is one of Hobarts oldest suburbs. Ironically, New Town was named in the early days of settlement and the streets of New Town are lined with historic Federation style cottages, offering an insight into a bygone era.
New Town Attractions
A trip to the 1836-built Runnymede is a must do when visiting New Town. Visitors can marvel at this terrific example of colonial architecture. The beautiful surrounding garden features many historic trees and plants, including roses, fuchsias, hellebores, bulbs and fruit trees. Other charming 19th century buildings remain, including the old Pitt Farm which is the second oldest farmhouse in Australia.
New Town - Near by
The picturesque Cornelian Bay features a row of historic Edwardian boatsheds which are a must see, and several walking trails offering views of the Tasman Bridge. Make sure to look out for the Indigenous middens along the way. Visitors can see items from Tasmanias intriguing railway industry including steam engines, locomotives and carriages at the Tasmanian Transport Museum in nearby Glenorchy. Art and Wine-lovers shouldnt miss a visit to the historic vineyards of Moorilla Estate which houses the Museum of Old and New Art. The Cadbury Visitor Centre is also a short drive away, offering an insight into how Cadbury chocolates are made.
New Town Shopping
Centro New Town is the major shopping centre, housing both major chains and specialty shops.
New Town Restaurants and Cafes
Elizabeth St in nearby North Hobart is a vibrant cosmopolitan strip, housing a wide array of restaurants, bistros, cafes and takeaway outlets and Salamanca Bay is great for the weekend market, boutiques and cafes.