, the capital city of the Australian island of Tasmania, is a destination combining nature, history and culture. Home to many cultural attractions and hosting many popular events, Hobart is one of Australia’s oldest cities, and is a great place to discover the culture and heritage of Australia and its smaller islands. A great choice of Hobart accommodation are the many types of luxury serviced apartments at Somerset on the Pier Hobart.
One of the most popular and fascinating natural aspects of the city of Hobart is the River Derwent. This river, home to the second deepest natural in the world, has played a vital role in the history and the culture of Hobart. In addition to being a source of water and sustenance, River Hobart is also home to many types of flora and fauna. The river, which dates back almost 8,000 years before the British colonized Tasmania, is full of its own tales and legends, and thus is well worth a visit.
Flowing for over 239km, the River Derwent was vital to the first settlers of the valley of the river. These settlements which date back almost 8,000 years were able to survive and evolve into a bigger society of natives due to the sustenance and resources provided by the river. Ever since, the river has been of great importance to the people of Tasmania. The river is a hub of commercial activity, including boating tours, sea plane activity, fishing, and yachting. The river is also known for its picturesque scenery, thus, walking along the banks of the river, especially in areas such as Sullivan’s Cove and Sandy Bay, is a relaxing activity which many tourists and locals enjoy. An excursion to the river is sure to be a fun filled activity as there are so many things you can do to keep yourself occupied. You could go kayaking or boating, you can talk to some of the local fishing boatman, and also learn the awesome history behind River Derwent.
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