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Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Hobart

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Hobart, the capital of Tasmania Island in Australia, is a place where you always find something new to do and see. Formerly known as Hobarton or Hobart Town, it is also the largest city on the island and houses almost 40% population of the island. Moreover, Hobart is the perfect base from where you can begin your journey to the other fascinating parts of Tasmania Island. Following are some place which you must visit in Hobart:

1. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

The Museum of Old and New Art was established in 2011 and it exhibits modern and contemporary art along with antiquities. In just few year from its inception, MONA has become one of the most popular museums in Australia for its unique collection. Every year, many exhibitions are held in the museum which are changed regularly. The only permanent exhibition here is Monaism which showcases the highlights of museum’s collection.

Museum-of-Old-New-Art

2. Cadbury Chocolate Factory

Located outside the city, the Cadbury Chocolate Factory is the one of the most¬†visited place by kids and all the chocolate lover in Hobart. In this factory, not only you will get to taste the chocolate, but you can also see and understand that how it’s made and molded into bars. You can also buy all your favorite Cadbury chocolates from the gift shop located at the factory at discounted rates.

3. Mount Wellington

Rising 4,163 ft above the sea level, the Mount Wellington is an essential experience of Hobart. Locally, it is also known as “the mountain”. At the pinnacle of the mountain, you can see incredible views in all the directions. There you will also find a glass building, a gazebo and promenades. The weather at the mountain changes very fast and suddenly. It may snow at the top even when there is a mild climate in the city. Tourists can enjoy various activities here including hiking, rock climbing, biking and horseback riding. A picnic can also be enjoyed here.

Mount-Wellington-Hobart

4. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

At Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, you will find Australia’s some of the most popular creatures such as kangaroos and wallabies. The park was opened in 1981 and since then it is providing shelter to some of the most endangered species in the country. There is a lot to see and learn about wildlife conservation and rehabilitation while strolling through the park. The animals at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary are kept with adequate care close to nature.

5. Penitentiary Chapel

This chapel was built in 1830 to accommodate the male convicts. This chapel has many isolated rooms and 36 hidden punishment cells with poor ventilation and no light. This prison was used to torture the convicts and they were kept here under inhumane conditions. Later in 1849, the chapel was closed. Now, this historic site is open for visitors and many guided tours are also available.

Penitentiary-Chapel

These are the most popular attractions in Hobart, but plenty of other interesting places are also available there to explore. To make most out of your journey, book a car rental in Hobart Downtown and start to explore. The best time to visit Hobart is between November and March. It is the time during which the city hosts numerous festivals dedicated to culture, art and gastronomy.

Best Restaurants to Eat in Sydney

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

A visit to a destination is incomplete without tasting its local food. In a multicultural city like Sydney, the options are huge where travelers can enjoy tasty local cuisines along with international dishes. The city offers a great variety of restaurants of all budgets and tastes. Here is a selection of five best restaurants to try in Sydney.

1) Quay Restaurant

Undoubtedly, Quay is the one of the best restaurants not only in Sydney but also in Australia. Almost every food and travel guide have named it in their top list. Quay Restaurant is known for its fine menu it offers with the spectacular views Harbor Bridge and Sydney opera House while you eat. The menu is the most exclusive you can find in Australia, starting from 150 per person without wine.

quay-restaurant

2) Tetsuya’s Restaurant

Located in the heart of Sydney, Tetsuya’s is one of the most reputed restaurants in Australia. The restaurant offers an exotic menu with a unique combination of Japanese, French and Australian flavors and techniques. This restaurant is run by Tetsuya Wakuda, Australia’s one of the most renowned Chefs. They keep 10 dishes in the menu which keeps on changing frequently. Fish and seafood are the highlights of the restaurant and the dining menu starts from $220 without wine.

3) The Apollo Restaurant

It doesn’t look Greek, but the Apollo is a Greek Restaurant which is located in the suburb of Potts Point. The restaurant is housed in the basement of DeVere Hotel, just close to the Botanic Gardens and the NSW Art Gallery. You can see the exposed concrete of the walls and the ceilings without any interior decoration. It offers a complete Greek menu with a family style dining experience. The food is so delicious that you will leave the restaurant after eating uncomfortably full.

The-Apollo-Restaurant

4) Summit Restaurant

Located near the Circular Quay, the Summit Restaurant is among the most popular restaurants in Sydney. With a strategic location at the 47th floor of a skyscraper, it offers a 360-degree panoramic views over the city and some of the most iconic buildings in Sydney. Summit is a revolving restaurant which completes a turn in 105 minutes. Here, guests can enjoy amazing seafood along with a wide selection of international wines. They have more than 180 types of wines. Orbit Lounge Bar is also housed in the restaurant. The two-course menu starts at $85.

5) Doyles on the Beach Restaurant

Located on the Watson Bay, Doyles on the Beach is a family run restaurant with five generations of chefs. It was opened in 1885, it was the first restaurant opened in Australia and it still maintains a high reputation for its seafood. At Doyles, guests can choose to eat on the beachside in the wooden huts or they can enjoy their meal on the terrace with a view of Sydney Harbor. Doyles on the Beach is considered one of the best restaurants in Sydney and offers a wide range of dishes.

Doyles-on-the-Beach-Restaurant

These five are among the most reputed and famous restaurants to eat in Sydney. Here you can enjoy the best quality of food along with some amazing venues.