From Big Apple, to Apple Isle

From the Big Apple, to the Apple Isle

Hobart has been deservingly crowned Best City in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in recognition of its uniqueness and genuinely world class experiences by Travel + Leisure.

Acting Hobart Lord Mayor Helen Burnet said the recognition from such a respected travel publication is a great accolade for the City of Hobart.

“It is a massive achievement and testament to just how far Hobart has come in developing experiences, attractions and events that are unique, distinct and genuinely world class,” Cr Burnet said.

“Hobart is home to the most visited tourism attraction in the state, Salamanca Market, which saw over 450,000 visitors between April 2022 and March 2023. The market has been running for over 50 years, with more than 280 licenced market stallholders now operating at the market.

“Kunanyi/Mt Wellington is the second most popular tourist attraction, and the most popular natural attraction. It is estimated over 390,000 visitors a year, excluding locals, visit the mountain with approximately 65% of visitors coming from interstate or international destinations.”

City Economy Portfolio Chair Alderman Louise Bloomfield said Hobart well and truly has what the rest of the world wants with every dollar spent by visitors to Hobart adding to our local economy.

“Ever since 2015, when Lonely Planet rated Tasmania as one of the top ten destinations in the world, tourist numbers have boomed on the island,” Cr Bloomfield said.

“Hobart is at the centre of what makes Tasmania special and is a thriving home for the best that our island has to offer. It is no wonder we have been recognised.

“In Hobart, you can experience pristine mountains, forests and waterways, engage with world-class art, indulge in gourmet food and wine, and be enveloped in the warmth and openness of friendly locals.”

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