Constitution Dock, Hobart

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#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Hobart
Part of the larger Hobart port area, Constitution Dock offers plenty of dining, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities. Used mainly by fishing boats and private yachts, the dock is famous for being the party venue for the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Grab a bite at one of the waterfront restaurants or seafood stalls at the northern end of the dock. Shop at Saturday's market of the nearby Salamanca Place, or spend time exploring historical buildings and structures, such as the 1899 steam crane and the 1935 drawbridge. Make Constitution Dock a centerpiece of your Hobart vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hobart trip app .
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  • A vibrant hub for Hobart..restaurants on the dock vary from good to great. Saw a seal in the docks early one morning..obviously very clean water. Good accommodation surrounds the docks. Salamanca mark...  more »
  • Very Wheelchair accessible, went for a walk the same day we went to Salamanca market. Lovely old buildings. Great for restaurants and just to have a leisurely wander and coffee break. We enjoyed looki...  more »
  • This area is a great place to relax watching the world go by. A big negative is the seats that are provided in the area are covered in seagull bird droppings. There are a lot of seafood takeaway place...  more »
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  • Hobart and surrounds are well worth a visit. So much to see and do. Restaurants and seafood are 2nd to none. We stayed at the Grand Chancellor hotel right opposite the marina. From here you can walk to the Salamanca Markets, great shopping and gardens right in the centre of Hobart. At the restaurants directly opposite the hotel you can dine on the freshest local Tasmanian seafood and have the most wonderful breakfasts by the water. It was here I snapped the photo of the seal as he came to the surface with the fish in its mouth. Just a beautiful city
  • Stunning views of this historic sea port, city and mountain back drop. Spoiled for choice food wise/bars. Perfect for strolling.
  • I found it very fascinating to observe this turntable bridge in action when a fishing vessel needed to be allowed through. Not something I have personally seen before, and the surrounding area with seafood restaurants and art galleries is lovely too.
  • Beautiful we will be coming back amazing stories about the convicts and the statues are lovely
  • They have a wonderful selection of old fashioned lollies
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