Continuing on with my short series of Friday videos about Australia’s most liveable cities, this week it is the turn of Hobart.
Hobart, of course, is in Tasmania, an island about the size of, er, Ireland. Well, Ireland is about 25% bigger, but that’s near enough.
Hobart is the island’s capital city, and Errol Flynn was born there; I know, I’ve seen his birth certificate hanging from the wall of a cafe in the city…
A couple of years ago I spent six days in Tasmania, and absolutely loved the place. You can read what I thought of it in my post Tasmania: What’s the point? I also spent three of those six days in Hobart, and I really wish I had stayed there longer.
Next time I go to Hobart and Tasmania, and I will, it will certainly be for two weeks at least. I’m a big fan, so I really do understand why Hobart came third in a recent poll looking at Australia’s most liveable cities. The scenery from just about everywhere is simply stunning, as these videos will show.
But first, a bit about the poll results for…
What Hobart residents like about Hobart:
- It has good roads and very little traffic congestion;
- It’s affordable allowing for a good standard of living;
- It’s a safe place.
Hobart residents were not so keen on:
- The employment and economic opportunities;
- The health care system;
- The entertainment scene.
And now those videos.
The first video comes from Hobart Tasmania Travel and is pretty much a slide show of some of that stunning scenery from Hobart and the surrounding area…
But, as some rockers said many years ago “You ain’t seen nothing yet…”
This next video, from Discover Tasmania does include a couple of clips from the city, but goes further than Hobart; as the channel’s name suggests, this video will help you to discover Tasmania. Personally, I think it would be impossible for anybody to watch this 3 minute video and NOT want to visit this amazing island.
See what you think…
Well? You do want to go now, don’t you?