Hobart and Surroundings

Hobart and its surroundings indeed offer a plethora of picturesque locations for photography enthusiasts. Here are some notable places you might want to consider capturing with your camera:

Mount Wellington/kunanyi:

  • Capture breathtaking panoramic views of Hobart and the surrounding landscapes from the summit.
  • Experiment with different lighting conditions, especially during sunrise or sunset for stunning shots.
  • Mount Wellington has a fantastic array of forests scenes that can be explore from the bottom to the top of the mountain. 
  • During Summer there is usually a beautiful display of the native Scoparia plant with all its colours on the summit - well worth a evening visit into sunset. 
  • Winter months you will find the road to the summit can close due to ice and snow. However, if you can get up there in winter the mountain can offer you some stunning views, and snowcapped scenes. 




Tasman Peninsula:

  • Explore the dramatic coastal scenery, including the towering sea cliffs and rugged shorelines.
  • Visit the iconic Port Arthur Historic Site, known for its convict history and well-preserved architecture.
  • Be sure to visit the Remarkable Cave, Devil's Kitchen, Waterfall Bay and Pirates Bay for more dramatic coastal images. 

 Tessellated Pavement:

  • Take close-ups of the unique geological formations created by natural processes, resulting in a tiled appearance on the rock surface

Bruny Island:
  • Photograph the diverse landscapes, from pristine beaches to dense forests.
  • Bruny Island has a beautiufl lighthouse on its southern most tip which makes for great photographs pretty much anytime of day and year. 
  • Capture shots of local wildlife, including seabirds and perhaps even a white wallaby.
  • We would suggesting staying at least a night on Bruny Island to allow you to capture the sunrise and sunset. 
  • The Neck - Truganini Lookout is also a great place to visit. 
  • And one MUST do the Pennicott Bruny Island Cruise

Salamanca Place:

  • Visit the historic Salamanca Market on Saturdays for vibrant street photography and to capture the lively atmosphere.
  • Shoot the charming sandstone buildings and historic warehouses in the area.


Battery Point:

  • Wander through the narrow streets and capture the historic architecture and charming cottages.
  • Experiment with different angles to showcase the unique character of this heritage-listed area.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens:
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes and capture the diverse flora, including the Japanese Garden and Conservatory.
  • Macro photography enthusiasts can focus on capturing intricate details of various plants.
  • Photograph the historic Richmond Bridge, Australia's oldest surviving bridge.
  • Capture the timeless charm of this quaint town, with its Georgian architecture and cobbled streets.

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA):
  • Explore the contemporary art and architecture of this unique museum.
  • Capture the intriguing exhibits and the scenic setting along the Derwent River.

Hobart Waterfront:

  • Photograph the bustling waterfront with its marina, boats, and charming cafes.
  • Capture reflections on the water during different times of the day.
  • If you arrive in Hobart around the Boxing Day to New Years Eve period be sure to look out for the race yachts making the finish line to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. 

    Remember to check weather conditions and plan your photography outings accordingly, as the diverse landscapes offer different moods under varying light and weather situations.

    Enjoy your photography adventure in Hobart and southern Tasmania!

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