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Tasmania's South is an area covering the southern region of Tasmania, with its main centre being Hobart. Hobart, with a deep-water port and a maritime history, is the capital of Tasmania and Australia's second-oldest city. Founded in 1804, it straddles the Derwent River, with Mount Wellington as a magnificent backdrop to the city.
For a small city, Hobart has a surprisingly large number of eating places, from the casual to the upmarket and caters for all tastes, from takeaway meals to sophisticated restaurants specialising in seafood and other traditional fare. There are also numerous pubs well worth a visit.
North Hobart, about three kilometres from the city centre, has good restaurants serving anything from Mediterranean and Asian food to modern Australian cuisine.
Hobart has a thriving friendly gay/lesbian scene.