Victoria Dock, Franklin Wharf
License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Tom Sadowski EXPERT Taken 02:35, 22/03/2009 - Views loading...


Victoria Dock, Franklin Wharf

The World > Australia > Tasmania > Hobart

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Victoria dock, pictured here, is part of the  Franklin Wharf area in Hobart, Tasmania. Both a working waterfront and tourist attraction, the area is famous for fresh seafood served by the many restaurants, cafes and floating carry out establishments located in the area. By day, the wharf is awash with pedestrians often looking for an eatery with available seating.
Every two years Franklin Wharf is the site of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the largest gathering of historic craft in the Southern Hemisphere. The Sydney and Melbourne to Hobart yachts dock nearby each New Year after crossing the finish line of this long ocean race.
The Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority and Tasports work together to manage Franklin Wharf as a working port and as an important public space.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Hobart


A: Bronze Sculptures at Franklin Wharf

by Klaus Mayer, 70 meters away

Panorama of Sullivans Cove and Franklin Wharf on a cloudy spring evening. A number of bronze sculptur...

Bronze Sculptures at Franklin Wharf

B: Franklin Wharf

by Klaus Mayer, 80 meters away

Panorama of boats, lifting bridge and old crane at Franklin Wharf in Hobart. The waterfront area Fran...

Franklin Wharf

C: Constitution Dock, Franklin Wharf

by Tom Sadowski, 90 meters away

Constitution Dock is at the south east end of Franklin Wharf where you can find the Hobart Heritage S...

Constitution Dock, Franklin Wharf

D: Franklin Square

by Tom Sadowski, 350 meters away

Franklin Square at the corner of Elizabeth & Davey Street is the site of Hobart’s first Governmen...

Franklin Square

E: Watermans Dock

by Klaus Mayer, 370 meters away

Panorama of Watermans Dock at Hobart's waterfront opposite Parliament House and Parliament Square onl...

Watermans Dock

F: Salamanca Place

by Klaus Mayer, 500 meters away

Salamanca Place in Sullivans Cove is one of Tasmania's best known landmarks in Hobart. Salamanca Plac...

Salamanca Place

G: Hobart Collins Street

by Klaus Mayer, 510 meters away

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and the best place for shopping in Tasmania. Collins Street is one ...

Hobart Collins Street

H: Elizebeth Street Mall

by Tom Sadowski, 530 meters away

Early morning at the Elizabeth Street Mall in Downtown Hobart, Tasmania: one of the most popular shop...

Elizebeth Street Mall

I: Cenotaph in Hobart

by Klaus Mayer, 550 meters away

The 23.3 metre high Cenotaph was designed by Hobart architects Hutchison and Walker and was unveiled ...

Cenotaph in Hobart

J: Salamanca Square

by Klaus Mayer, 580 meters away

Salamance Square is a square sheltered by shops, cafes and restaurants in the old port precinct of Ho...

Salamanca Square

This panorama was taken in Hobart, Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama