Battery Point is Hobart’s most historic suburb; it began life as a home for mariners working out of Hobart Town and is still a residential area today with many homes classified by the National Trust.
Just a short walk from Salamanca Place and Hobart’s waterfront, Battery Point retains all the character of a Cornish fishing village of the last century with restaurants, antique shops and several pubs.
Of special interest is Arthurs Circus, a ring of early cottages surrounding the old village green at the heart of Battery Point, and the colonial museum, Narryna, with its collection of fine and decorative arts.
You can walk to Battery Point from Salamanca Place up Kelly’s Steps (1839). The steps were originally cut into a cliff face that overlooked the wharfs of Sullivans Cove. The warehouses that line the cove – now Salamanca Place – were quarried from the cliffs. Walking tours are available.
Battery Point is a suburb of Hobart in Tasmania. It is located approximately 1kms from the capital Hobart covering an area of 0.677 square kilometres. Battery Point has a recorded population of 1997 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Battery Point we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Battery Point and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.