Discover boutique city hotels for urban escapes in Hobart, Australia

This southern isle is staggeringly beautiful, awash with an artist’s palette of natural colours spanning cerulean seas and skies, white sandy shores, verdant valleys and sun-kissed hops. The island’s intimate capital, Hobart, is especially enticing, with its historical harbour and tempting restaurants, backdropped by the looming Mount Wellington. It’s unlikely that Hobart’s earliest European inhabitants – convicts shipped over by the British Empire – appreciated Tassie’s coastal expanses, volcanic peaks and fertile orchards though. Instead, their relentless graft culminated in the capital’s prized 19th-century architecture. Two centuries on, Hobart is a feelgood destination for all.