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by Wendy (subscribe)
Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published June 15th 2014
The historic precinct in Hobart
Battery Point is a lovely town where you can find charming historic houses, pubs, restaurants and boutique shops. You can access the area through Sandy Bay Road and Hampden Road in Hobart.

Being one of Hobart's oldest and most historic areas, the beautiful and tranquil Battery Point is enough to lure you into trying to find out more about this place.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

The Battery Point Sculpture Trail provides you with an introduction about the history of Hobart through installations of public artwork. The project's concept "sculpture by numbers" is indeed interesting - it represents a measure of weight, time, date or distance linked to a story about that place. This certainly gets you a good feel about Battery Point. You can download the copy of the Battery Point Sculpture Trail brochure to find out more information.

Hobart-battery point entrance
Battery Point is a beautiful historical town

Narryna Heritage Museum

If you love to know more about early colonial life including a collection of Tasmanian fine and decorative arts, visits to Narryna Heritage Museum is a great place for you.

Narryna Heritage Museum, Battery Point
Narryna Heritage Museum

Opening hours and admission

Tuesday Saturday 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm 5:00 pm
Last entry at 4:30pm

Closed: Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and for the whole of July

Admission: adults $10, concession $8, children (non-student) $4,

Princes Park

Continuing with your exploration, you can find Princes Park, which is located in the heart of historic Battery Point and was once the site of the gun battery. When I went there, it happened that it was a sunny day - long shadows were cast across the grassy area. Taking a leisurely stroll made I feel relaxed.

Princes Park, Battery Point, Hobart
Princes Park

Princes Park, the batteries, Hobart
Princes Park was once the historic spot
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Why? One of Hobart's oldest towns that has a rich history and cultural heritage
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Where: The area can be accessed through Sandy Bay Road and Hampden Road
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