The bright lights of a capital city feel miles away, but cosmopolitan Hobart is only a 20-minute drive from Aquila’s rural seclusion. Heritage buildings, contemporary art, and a thriving food and wine culture are the city’s best drawcards for idling away a day or two.
Visit historic Salamanca Place on Hobart’s waterfront, where original sandstone buildings have been converted into restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. Get a taste of Tasmania from over 300 stallholders at Saturday morning’s Salamanca Market.
In nearby Berriedale, step into the unique world of ancient, modern and contemporary art at MONA, the southern hemisphere’s largest privately funded museum and a trove of often controversial delights.
Or drive to the kunanyi/Mt Wellington peak for 360° views over Hobart, the Derwent River and beyond … and, in winter’s chilliest depths, blankets of snow.