Constitution Dock - TAS

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DEG: -42.882638 147.333132
DMS: 42º 52' 57.49" S 147º 19' 59.27" E
UTM: 55 G 5252164mN 527205mE
Altitude: 257.86m


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Franklin Wharf
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One of the features of Hobart is its proximity to the wharves. The area nearest to the city is generally a tourist area with the commercial port a little further away. The general area is often referred to as Constitution Dock but the dock of this name is a particular area and is a walled dock with an opening for boats that is normally kept shut to facilitate pedestrian access and movement.

The dock is part of Hobart's maritime history with reminders aplenty. The dock is now used as a mooring area for both part of Hobart's fishing fleet and pleasure cruisers. Water borne tourist activities are based at the dock as are seafood vendors and restaurants.

Constitution Dock is probably best known in modern times as the point where crowds gather to welcome yachts as they finish the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race held annually between Christmas and New Year.

Accommodation is available in the area with many of the old warehouses converted to beautique hotels and apartments. Of particular interest is the old Henry Jones IXL building that now houses a hotel.
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Closest Weather Station

Hobart at 04/06:00pm EDT
Distance from Constitution Dock 0.9km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Hobart (Ellerslie Road)
Distance from Constitution Dock 0.9km SW
Mean Max. °C21.721.720.117.314.412.011.713.
Mean Min. °C11.912.
Mean Rain mm47.340.

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