Posted August 17th, 2013, 06:59 AM
Last edited by cassamanda; August 17th, 2013 at 07:01 AM
Hobart has much easier access to the city as the dock is literally in the city. Also a lovely cruise up the bays and river approaching the port. Essential to visit Salamanca markets if in Hobart on a Saturday, if not go visit all the fine old buildings around the port and enjoy some local refreshments
Lots of other things to do such as visit the old penal settlement at Port Arthur or go on a tour to Mt Field National Park or Bonorong Wildlife Park. Or even do a jet boat ride of the coast line - office is right on the docks.
Melbourne city is some distance from the dock at Port Melbourne and requires a Tram ride into the downtown area where you can catch a free city circle tram. Lots of quirky little shops in the lane ways between the main streets. You could however just go swimming on the bayside beaches next to the pier. There are also bicycles for rent on the foreshore. Other options include excursions to wildlife parks, wineries, or the Great Ocean Road.
My choice would be Hobart.
Hugh & Chris
Been there too long ago to remember
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