The Bellerive Oval is popular among cricket lovers around the world for hosting some of the most exciting test and one day international matches in recent times. The ground is rather different to many of the others found on mainland Australia probably due to the differences in soil conditions and climate. However, the attractions of the Bellerive Village are not limited to the cricket ground. It is also a popular sailing location and is home to the Bellerive Marina which has its own Yacht Club. The Yacht Club was first established in 1926, to promote sailing in Bellerive Quay which was indentified by the regional government as being ideal for recreation sailing. Today the club has grown in membership to a total of 800 members and is the centre of high society in Tasmania.
Bellerive Village still retains its colonial heritage and many of the historic buildings and houses are well preserved. Among these is the Clarence Hotel that was built in 1879, today is a popular gathering place for many of the town’s social events and is also a waiting point for people that use the ferry to mainland Australia.
Another historic building which is in fact believed to be the oldest in the village is the Police Station that was built in 1845. The original structure was built of sandstone and has varying uses during the course of history as a town council, library and today serves as community arts centre.
Bellerive was established as a settlement relatively recently, and was referred to as Kangaroo Point by some of the early migrants to Tasmania as it was home to a large population of wild kangaroos. Over time the village grew as more people migrated here due to the construction of the rail road and the expansion of the ferry services. Guests staying at serviced apartments Hobart such as Somerset on the Pier Hobart will enjoy a visit here during the weekend as it offer a homely country atmosphere. Hobart accommodation close to Bellerive Village is a good option for cricket fans who want to witness a few matches at its historic cricket ground.