Surrender your soul to the extraordinary gifts of Mother Nature while stretching your legs on the fine spread of Hobart’s original grassland. Hobart, being the state capital and the most populated city in the Australian island of Tasmania, has indeed a wide array of attractions to please the eager traveller. One such spot is the Queens Domain Park, of which the slopes contain the last remnants of Hobart’s unique endemic grasslands. This can be the perfect place where one can enjoy a wonderful time with loved ones, friends or even feel the tranquility of nature in solitude.
The Queens Domain, commonly known as The Domain to locals can be a pleasant outing to relax and engage in the wide variety of sport facilities such as the tennis centre, cricket grounds, Olympic pool, athletic centre and the adventure playground. On the side of the hill, you will find one of the finest Government Houses of the Commonwealth nations, with an early Victorian country house in Gothic Revival style; it is one of the largest of its kind in Australia.
Forget your troubles as you tread into the serene Royal Botanical Gardens within this beautiful park. Boasting a wide collection of historical plants that date back to the nineteenth century, the natural exquisiteness of the place revives your soul with a sense of delicious serenity. Moreover, watch the stunning native birds that inhabit the area including the grey-breasted silvereye and the eastern rosella. You can also enjoy a lovely picnic or a barbeque at the north-west face of the park which contains a few community halls, picnic areas, barbeque areas and a community green. Preceding the European settlement in 1803, local Aboriginal tribes used to occupy the area and the signs of this occupation are still apparent. Apart from the spectacular gardens, visitors can find a restaurant, gift shop and a gallery containing artwork displays by local artists.