Tasmania's capital city Hobart is indeed 'on the rise' in international travel, after the world's largest travel site TripAdvisor named the Australian hotspot in its travelers' choice 2012 list.
This notable compilation of travel destinations was chosen by 'millions of travelers', with Hobart named as one of the Top 10 Destinations on the rise.
Hobart and Perth were the only Australian cities named in the list, alongside other top locations such as Mar del Plata in Argentina, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Kiev in Ukraine, Montevideo in Uruguay, Mexico City and Guadalajara in Mexico, Moscow and Turin in Italy.
The website described Hobart as a 'unique mash-up of the 19th and 21st centuries', acknowledging the city's waterfront cafes and restaurants, vibrant nightlife and 'active art scene'.
TripAdvisor noted attractions such as the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Wellington and Salamanca Market as places not to miss.
Other highly ranked Hobart attractions include Louisa's Walk, Battery Point, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, State Cinema, South Bruny National Park, Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, Hartz Mountains National Park and Theatre Royal.
The top three Hobart activities recommended by travelers are Tasman Island Cruises, Great Expeditions – Personal, Private & Guided Tasmania Day Tours and Eye See Personalised Private Tours.