Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca was the hub of Hobart’s trade and…
Top Choice Historic Site in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Battery Point

An empty rum bottle’s throw from the waterfront, the old maritime village of Battery Point is a tight nest of lanes and 19th-century cottages, packed together like shanghaied landlubbers in a ship’s belly. Spend an …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Arts Centre

The non-profit Salamanca Arts Centre has been here since the '70s and occupies seven Salamanca warehouses. It's home to dozens of arts organisations and individuals, including excellent shops, galleries, studios, pe…
Church in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

St George's Anglican Church

Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer, this landmark church (1838) sits atop the highest bit of land in Battery Point. It's visible from all over southern Hobart, and from out on the river (returning sailor…
Museum in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Narryna Heritage Museum

Fronted by a babbling fountain, this stately Greek-Revival sandstone mansion (pronounced ‘Narinna’) was built in 1837 by trader Captain Andrew Haig. Set in established grounds, it's a treasure trove of domestic colo…
Landmark in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Kelly’s Steps

A landmark (and very atmospheric) set of historic steps, knocked together from sandstone in 1839 to link Salamanca Place with Battery Point, high on the escarpment above.