We all know when you announce the destination for your next conference you want a round of applause, Hobart will definitely tick that box being Australia’s hottest leisure destination.

What happened? It used to be that you needed a judge and chains to send you there. Well, there’s been quite the renaissance in recent years with the lots happening in the food, wine and art scene plus the opening of MONA. Lonely Planet names it up in their top cities to visit and Gourmet Traveller awarded it one of the best short breaks destinations.

There are few places in Australia that offer up such a sense of being somewhere special, the backdrop of the mountain and the foreground of the river see to that. The air is cleaner and you feel there is a view or something interesting everywhere you look. While there are funky new bars, restaurants and exceptional experiences, there is also that sense of old world history and amazing stories.