If you want a unique life experience – Hobart, Tasmania is a great place to
The city offers the benefits of being a State capital but at the same time is much
smaller and more personal with a character of its own. It’s not just another international city!
Our state is also small and personal with a diverse range of opportunities to explore while you are here studying, providing experiences that will complement your studies and the chance to make lifelong friends and memories.
- a fabulous student lifestyle with cafes, restaurants and bars
- amazing fresh produce including fruit, vegetables and seafood
- music and arts festivals
- historic cityscapes
- adventure sports
- access to World Heritage wilderness areas and local wildlife
- spectacular beaches
Tasmania was listed in Lonely Planet’s Must Visit Destinations in 2015 and as one of the Top Five Islands of the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine 2016. It’s simply an awesome place to be a student!
Hor enhacing the study experience of our students, Australian Sovereign College
provides the excellence student support service by providing ‘Welcome, New Tassie!’ webinars at Hobart Campus, which cover all the information about Tasmania life and study.
Moreover, the Tasmania Handy Guide designed by AuSC offers all the useful tips for international students to smoothly settle down in Tasmania, actively engage with local communities and succesfully build up their professional network.
Welcome to Tasmania!
There are so many things to see and
do while you are studying in
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is the largest privately-owned museum in Australia and is located in Berriedale a suburb of Hobart. The museum is interactive, entertaining and completely different from anything else with the
use of light, sound, and movement to engage your senses.
Hobart’s waterfront and Salamanca Market
Hobart waterfront is a picturesque area of boats, old warehouses, buildings, accommodation, restaurants and floating fish shops. Hobart’s SalamancaMarket is one of the most popular places to visit in Tasmania and takes place on Saturday morning until 3 pm when 300+ stalls line Salamanca Place. There are also many surrounding parks and gardens which make a great spot for a picnic after picking some food at the market or visiting some of the great pubs, restaurants, cafes and
The Huon Valley is located about a 30-minute drive south of Hobart and is home to some great places to see with beautiful scenery. One of the favourite activities in this region is the Tahune Air Walk where you can walk above the tree tops including a 50-metre high hanging section at the end over the river. A little further south you can also visit Hastings Caves and have a swim in the Thermal Springs.
Mt Field National Park
Mount Field is Tasmania’s first national park that has great scenery, a good range of walks and plenty of wildlife. Russell Falls is the star attraction with an easy walk that takes you through a fern forest with some of Tasmania’s tallest trees. In Winter, there’s skiing and snowboarding.
The mountain towers over Hobart and is impossible to miss as a part of this beautiful backdrop to Australia’s southernmost city. The mountains are 1271 metres tall and offer fabulous views over Hobart and southern Tasmania.
Have a picnic in the Royal
Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Make sure you check out the Tasmanian Community Food Garden, featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia, before picking a spot for your picnic. There are plenty of choices including shaded lawns with panoramic views of the Derwent River.
See a classical music concert
If you like classical music, then you’ll love the
concerts put on by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the shorter recitals by students at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Or perhaps not so classical?
Tasmania has a rich arts and music scene with a variety of local, national and international artists exhibiting and performing around the state – in pubs and clubs, at music festivals, in galleries and studios, at the larger entertainment venues… the local Mercury newspaper and online guides provide details of
What’s on in the area.