“We had a fabulous exchange with Cheryl and Stephen. Their period home is extremely warm and comfortable and has all the mod cons to make it feel like a home away from home. It is a leisurely 20 minute walk into the city along a lovely rivulet and very close to the main road out of out town. Hobart itself is a must see, so much history with lots of original buildings and architecture. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Cheryl and Stephen and hope to one day exchange with them again.”
Cheryl's reviewsAs a host (1)
Where is it?
Our neighbourhood is one of the oldest in Hobart so you will see many houses dating from the 1830’s to others from late and early 20th century. Overall the area is very quiet despite it being so close to the city’s main access roads. Many of the older grand houses have large beautiful gardens - usually English in style because of the age in which they were planted. The area is known for its strong sense of community and you will find that generally people are friendly and helpful.
Close by - a 2min walk - is an excellent small supermarket, a butcher, a pharmacy, a post office, a doctors surgery, a hairdresser, two very good cafes and a highly regarded Thai restaurant.
It’s a short walk into Hobart - now regarded as one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Australia - mostly because of its setting around an active port surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and areas where past history is preserved and celebrated. The city has a many bars and restaurants renowned for providing amazing food , wine, spirits- mostly locally sourced.
Even closer is a wide range of excellent restaurants and cafes - very popular with locals as well as others from far and wide - and pubs which offer good food and often music as well.
For those who enjoy the outdoors there are beautiful parks, bike paths and walking tracks. The most popular are those on Mount Wellington which cater for all ages and abilities. To get to the city you can walk through bush gardens alongside The Rivulet which was once the main water supply for the earliest settlement in Hobart Town.
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