Following the curves of the River Derwent, Sandy Bay has superb water views, many large residences and is known as one of Hobart’s prestigious areas, home to some of Tasmania’s most expensive real estate.
Driving along the foreshore will take you past several marinas, parks and Wrest Point Casino which opened in 1973 as Australia’s first legal casino and offers fine dining, casual eateries and entertainment. With several beaches along the shore, originally one of the first venues for horseracing in Tasmania’s early days, now Nutgrove Beach and Long Beach are popular for walking with the level walkway suitable for both the young and old. The sheltered waters of Little Sandy Bay are ideal for young families and play. Popular year round, Long Beach Reserve is home to a fabulous Boat Park playground and BBQ area and Hobart’s Twilight Market.
Home to the University of Tasmania, students from around the world attend this prestigious institution, fostering considerable diversity. The older area surrounding the University combines both student accommodation and beautiful character homes whilst the newer area boasts some incredible architectural masterpieces and modern residences.
There is a variety of quality public and private schools including the Hutchins School, Fahan School and Mount Carmel College, some of the most renown schools in Southern Tasmania. Waimea Primary and Princes Street Primary cater for the younger family members.