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Make no mistake, Hobart is a happening city. Tourism is booming, bringing action-seeking visitors the year round to the city nestled on the broad banks of the Derwent River.

The beautiful harbourside city’s skyline is dominated by the magnificent Mt Wellington / kunanyi, a favourite haunt of photographers, bush walkers and mountain bikers.

Down on the waterfront, cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants offer up the best gourmet food Tasmania has to offer. In town, there are clubs, theatre and cinemas, while in North Hobart there’s a burgeoning hipster scene with great pubs and comedy.

Closer to the main uni campus, you’ll find the yacht clubs and beaches of Sandy Bay along with a range of international grocers and restaurants.

A short bicycle or ferry ride out of town is the quirky Museum of Old and New Art and a little farther afield, a big favourite with students, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see Tasmanian devils and other rescued wildlife up close.

Whatever your scene, you’ll find something to please.