There’s a lot to be said about Hobart in the 1820s, and the Old Hobart Town Model Village tells all.
Just a 20-minute drive from Hobart, it’s a miniature town the size of two tennis courts, and a rare look into 18th-century Sullivans Cove, Hunter Island, Hobart Rivulet and the main city centre.
Located on the main street of Richmond, it took over three years to craft, with more than 60 replica buildings and 100-plus native myrtle bonsai trees.
More than 500 figurines in period dress populate the town, including convicts, gentlemen and even ladies of the night, and they’re always up to something interesting.
Visitors can literally walk the streets of Old Hobart, to learn a thing or two, with fun old-world signage, translated in Chinese, Japanese, French and German.
The site is easily accessible with wheelchair-friendly toilets and there’s a fully stocked souvenir shop.