Battery Point Historic Walk Map
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Our Battery Point Historic Walk Map can be used with the Battery Point Historic Walking Tour directions. Battery Point was settled in the earliest days of Hobart Town in the early 1800’s, and has retained the winding streets, colonial architecture and historical ambiance that make it one of the most fascinating historic precincts in all of Australia.
Built over a point of land jutting into the Derwent River, it has become one of the most fashionable suburbs of Hobart, all the while keeping its historical links with Hobart and Tasmania’s past. The map should be used in conjunction with our directions for the Battery Point Historic Walking Tour.Battery Point Hotels
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Overview | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
This walk takes us up laneways, past old seafarers cottages and through an historic precinct in which the outside of the buildings and the streetscape is largely unchanged since it was built in the 1800s and early 1900s.
It starts at Kellys Steps on Salamanca Place, and winds its way through some of the most interesting parts of Old Battery Point. You will visit an old seafarers hotel, walk the narrow winding streets and finish at Princes Park, back near your starting point.Battery Point Hotels
Kelly’s Steps | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
This narrow flight of steps joins Salamanca Place to Kelly Street in Battery Point. Named after 1800s sea captain James Kelly, the steps can be found by zooming in on the Map and changing to Satellite View.
Narryna Heritage Museum | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
Built into the original Narryna House on Hampden Road, the Heritage Museum has an excellent collection of old colonial furniture and artifacts displayed in their natural setting.
Hampden Road | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
Hampden Road is the “main Street” of Battery Point. It joins Sandy Bay Road with the eastern end of Battery Point. It curves downhill and shows off the frontages of some wonderful old buildings to perfection.
Arthur Circus | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
Between Kelly’s Steps and Hampden Road, Arthur Circus is a circle of old, single frontage cottages dating from the earliest days of Old Hobart Town.
Now renovated inside as residences, the original dimensions of Arthur Circus have been maintained, and cars navigate through the narrow streets with difficulty. Sit awhile on one of the park benches and enjoy the view over the cottages with Mount Wellington in the background.
Shipwright’s Arms Hotel | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
If you are interested in old pubs, then the Shipwright’s Arms is the place to see the Hobart yachting locals at play. Good counter meals and interesting people watching on just about any day. Out the back is a sit down restaurant.
Battery Square & Princes Park | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
Originally a part of Hobart’s Coastal Defences as established in the early 1800s, the Prince of Wales Battery was housed on this site. It gave a commanding view of the Derwent River near to the city. It overlooks what is today the finish line for the Sydney to Hobart annual yacht race.
Hotels in Battery Point | Battery Point Historic Walk Map
There are a number of hotels and accommodation in Battery Point. One of my favourites is Lenna of Hobart. For a feel of old Hobart Town, staying in Battery Point can be an interesting experience.