Lord Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome Message from the Lord Mayor of Hobart

Councillor Anna Reynolds

As the Lord Mayor of Hobart it gives me great pleasure to welcome to Hobart the  Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia 2019 Tasmanian State Rally.

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city. From the very beginning, residents and visitors marvelled at Hobart’s spectacular location on one of the world’s great deep water ports with a skyline of forested hills and dominated by the magnificent bulk of kunanyi / Mount Wellington with its blunt face of dolerite columns known as the ‘organ pipes’.

Our history is important to us. So much of the past lives in our streets with a collection of colonial buildings not matched anywhere else in Australia. Local sandstone, convict labour and government investment has left us with imposing public buildings, Georgian and Gothic churches and elegant small cottages.

We produced Australia’s earliest literature, opened the nation’s first public library and in 1836 the spectacular Theatre Royal, which is the country’s oldest continually operating theatre in Australia and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, founded in 1818, are still in their original location.

Our environment embraces our city. The Derwent estuary, bush-clad hills and much loved mountain are just a short journey from the City and can be explored on many tracks.

A new generation of chefs have opened excellent restaurants, revelling in the quality of produce from our neighbouring farmland and waters. We have a highly regarded wine industry and, more recently, the success of our local whisky, gin and vodka.

I invite you to get a taste of what we love about Hobart and experience the lively and interesting city that we call home!

Councillor Anna Reynolds

Welcome aboard!

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