Hobart’s Undulating View Of Hills All Around

Hobart is the capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania located on the estuary of Dervent River. The skyline is dominated by the undulating view of Mount Wellington, which offers a great sight by itself.
Hobart
Hobart also provides access to a lot of sunny, sandy beaches of Tasmania including the Dervent estuary.  Known as Australia’s one of the oldest city, the city bears a mark of its rich history, which was once inhabited by the semi-nomadic tribes.

Getting there
Hobart is served by Tasmania international airport, providing connectivity with all the major cities of Australia, New Zealand and some of the international destinations. The well developed ferry and road transport is great for inter city transport.

Places of Interest

1. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical garden
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical garden

This recreational garden is located very close to Hobart. It houses a number of historical flowers and collection of trees dating back to the 19th century. Besides being educative, it is a great place of conservation of the flora too.

2. Mount Wellington
Mount Wellington is a dominant feature of Hobart’s skyline and also plays role in determining the local weather too. One of the features of these mountains is the organ pipes which are a cliff of dolerite columns.

3. Salamanca Place
Salamanca Place

Hobart’s bustling water front market is a great place to buy local handicrafts, fresh farm produce and art. The market takes place on this narrow cobbled stoned pathway, where one can enjoy some great music, dance and bask under the sun leisurely.

4. Port Arthur Historic Prison
it was considered as an inescapable prison during the past for the reason that it is cut off from the mainland by a narrow strip of land; surrounded with water body infested with shark and deadly sea creatures.

Events
Hobart hosts a lot of art and sports events all round the year. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht festival is popular among the yacht community. Taste of Tasmania is where one gets to taste great food and wine from world over. The Tulip festival is a popular spring celebration festival.

Accommodation
Quest water front

• Quest water front: are centrally located apartments where studio, 1,2 bedroom accommodation are available.
• Werndee: are self contained cottages and cabins, that is located near Mount Stuart, and is around 5 min drive from the main town.
• Dervent Retreat: is a self contained hotel offering comfortable rooms that are by the waterside of River.

Hobart is a great place to let your hair down and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. Here is a place where history meets culture and tradition

Darwin - Australia’s Gateway Of The North

Darwin is the compact capital city of Australia’s northern most territory on the Timor Sea, due to which it is a gateway to most south East Asian countries.
Darwin
While the city is vibrant and with wide choice of activities and sights to choose from, it’s neighborhood suburbs are rich in history, great beaches and extensive parks and gardens.

Getting there
Darwin International Airport is located in suburb, offering great network and connectivity with major domestic and international airports. Although, the city does not have commuter rail service, the Ghan passengers express which operates out of the city, connects Darwin with Adelaide. It runs along the famous monolith Uluru, Katherine Alice springs etc. The phenomenally developed roads offer great connectivity with other neighboring suburbs.

Things to do

1. Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park  is the largest national park in Darwin area, which is rich for its Aboriginal cultural sites, and have thousands of art sites illustrating aboriginal cultures. It is also a home to a lot of endangered, rare endemic flora and fauna. Among the wide species of animals found here are the saltwater crocodiles, antilophine kangaroos and wallaroos.

2. Austraian Aviation Heritage Centre
Houses some of the aircrafts, fighter planes that have been used by the Australian Aviation legends. The 1st Ultra light Hover, Qantas Hover dating back to the 1940’s and the B52 Bomber are some of the machines that are on public display.

3. Charles Darwin National Park
Charles Darwin National Park

Charles Darwin National Park is located close to the city and is a reflection of the times of II World War. Concrete bunkers, public display area here give an account of the war times. One can also spot the kitchen middens used by the Larrakia people.

4. Casurina Beach
Casurina Beach are among the cleanest beaches, which have also been designated as a free beach read nudist beach, near Darwin. Mindil Beach is also close to the city, which is also known for its sunset bazaars during the peak tourist months of the year.

5. Darwin Festival and Sun breeze festival
Darwin Festival and Sun breeze festival

A lot of festivals are held throughout the year that gives a peek into the arts and music of the aboriginals. One can catch a glimpse of them playing their quintessential Didgeridoo and clap sticks.

Places of stay
• Skycity Darwin: is a luxury category, well appointed room’s right at the city centre.
• Quest Parap: provide service apartments in various categories of studio, 1 and two bedroom apartments.
• Chillis Backpackers: for budget rooms.

The city is most prone to lightening, which is quite a spectacle during the night that complements so well for the day time vibrancy the city has to offer.