This means that from its theatres (Theatre Royal) to its pubs (the Hope & Anchor) many of Hobart’s attractions are the oldest in the country.
The good news is that this city of ancient relics also offers the perfect place to find new love.
South East Asia boasts some of the world’s finest beaches in exotic places like Thailand, Bali and Malaysia, as well as the increasingly popular shores of Vietnam and the Philippines.
Throw in an incredible variety of delectable cuisines and an array of stunning historic sights and its little wonder this fabulous region seduces us so easily.
Like most capital cities the Hobart dating scene is as diverse as they come, but this variety can have its downside.
Brighton has a lot to offer when it comes to choosing where to take your date.
To help you decide, Guardian Soulmates posts reviews of a variety of restaurants and bars in Brighton.
When it comes to romance in Hobart free dating locations are just as plentiful as trendy restaurants.
Pack an easy lunch and head to the Royal Botanical Gardens for a chilled out afternoon of getting to know one another.
Captivation also lies in the island’s volcanic and verdant interior, particularly cultural Ubud which basks in its spectacular surround of hills and aesthetic rice fields and is the very essence of exotic.