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“Hobart waterfront”
Review of Sullivans Cove

Sullivans Cove
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Hobart Summer Twilight Harbor Cruise on the SV Rhona H Tall Ship
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Ranked #28 of 138 things to do in Hobart
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This is part of the port of Hobart, a naturally deep port so very large passenger vessels and cargo ships can enter without restriction. It has several seafood restaurants in the area and it's nice to see the ferries and fishing boats that make good photography at any time. The Sydney to Hobart Blue Water Classic yacht race has its finish line just off Sullivan's Cove and tourists delight at the spectacle between Xmas and News Year.

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

A must see when visiting Hobart. During the summer this is the prime 'action' area of Hobart with the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the Taste of Tasmania, the Salamanca Market and many other events in this popular area. Hobart’s colonial history is clearly evident in and around the cove with many old buildings to be explored on both sides of the cove. Restaurants abound and there are many smaller shops in the area. On the edge of the Cove is the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which has recently been refurbished and now provides a contemporary museum, certainly worth a visit. Visitors can take ferry rides down the river into the channel to get an alternative view of the cove and Hobart and its surrounds or catch a ferry to visit Mona (Museum of Old and New Art). This museum is a must see for any visitor, even if the art is not your style the building itself is magnificent and if none of that excites you then a drop of the local wine while admiring the views will surely satisfy. Visit the cove, take your time, relax and enjoy.

Thank mikedh111
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

I just love the waterfront in Hobart. Especially Sullivan's Cove.
You can take the ferry from here to MONA, You can take day cruises, dinercruises, there is also a boat going to Bruny Island. You can all book it there in the stalls. There are even locals who will take you on a sailingtrip. Once a year there is the Wooden Boat Festival, then it is ridicilous crowdy and busy in the harbours. But you can also relax here in one of the many restaurants and bars that are on the pier. If you go on the docks which is accesable during day time you can look around and see the boats, or take some beautiful pictures of the other side of the river. There is also a seaplane which you can book for a flight around Hobart. I go there quite often with my puzzlebook, sit there between the boats in the sun and just enjoy the peace and quiet you can find there even though CBD is 500 meters away. It is defitnely my favourite place in Hobart

2  Thank Thijs E
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Now a haven for yachts .In former timess it was a very busy port. Passenger services to Sydney and fishing boats regularly coming in and out. Scallops were available for ten shillings a pint. Those were the the days

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

If you love being by the sea, port or wharf, then this is your place.

As other reviewers pointed out, it could be much better with public toilets, but its surrounded by cafes and places to eat (so there is really no issue).

It's a gorgeous location with plenty of places to sit (as in public seating). There are sculptures nearby and lots going on.

Stretch your legs, go for a stroll, get an icecream or drink and see the sights of the harbour. There is plenty to look at. If you are feeling hungry, grab some fish and chips.

We will definitely come back here again.

1  Thank SimonAJohnson
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