Cityscape of Hobart, Australia

If you arrive at Hobart aboard a cruise ship, you will be treated to this cityscape as you berth at Macquarie Wharf No 2. Welcome to the capital of Tasmania. Since the former Hobart Town began a British penal colony, it has grown to 225,000 residents. Its namesake was Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire. Lord Hobart was the Secretary of State for War and Colonies when Hobart was settled in 1804. In the foreground is Port of Hobart along the Macquarie Wharf at Sullivans Cove. In the background is Mount Wellington. Just below the two broadcast towers at the 4,170 foot summit is the Organ Pipes, a cliff of dolerite columns.


Macquarie Wharf No 2, Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia


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