Kelly's Steps
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,016 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I found this old sandstone staircase which links Salamanca Place and Battery Point, completely by accident. Wonderful workmanship in a set of stairs which have been there since 1830.
Written 21 March 2023
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Odyssey27916
Surrey Hills, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Nice walk but not a spectacular sight.

The walk is relatively easy and not too far,

Easy to find and easy to follow the route.

Close to the salamander market site.
Written 19 March 2023
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand949 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Kelly's Steps enable visitors to connect a very much historical gentrified suburb with that of the Working Class. Built in 1839 to allow a connection to be made between Battery Point (high on the cliffs) and Salamanca Place where wharfs and warehouses existed.
Written 9 January 2023
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Built in 1839 by explorer and whaler James Kelly, these steps connected Salamanca Place with the much higher Battery Point. Interesting old steps and a good way to get down from Battery Point.
Written 8 December 2022
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Going from Salamanca Place is a flight of steps. These are Kelly Steps, built in 1840 by the adventurer James Kelly to connect Battery Point with Salamanca Place.
Steep and constructed of sandstone, the stairs lead from Kelly Street, providing a short-cut from the pleasant colonial houses of Kelly Street and Arthur Circus in Battery Point, directly down to the warehouse and dockyards district of Salamanca Place. They are an amazing piece of history and show the ingenuity required to live in those times. A must see when in Hobart.
Written 5 August 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Interesting history to these steps behind the Salamanca Markets through the Salamanca Arts Centre. A little view at the top
Written 20 July 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
James Kelly was a mariner and whaler (1791-1859) who left his name to various places in Tasmania including the steps and the street that connects to the steps in Battery Point. They are just steps carved from local stone but they are an interesting part of Hobart History and provide a short cut to Battery Point from Salamanka.
Written 16 January 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Don't just do the market and walk on... Check out these steps and have a walk around Battery Point - one of the most historical areas of European Hobart.
Written 21 December 2020
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Derek T
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
I went down, I went up , I sat and looked up? I pondered and wondered. The work and gruelling effort to make these stairs, from our convicts for others not to care.
I care, they are historic. Take a walk up them and continue along Kelly st and adore the beautiful preserved cottages. It’s worth it.
Written 20 November 2020
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thetaylors2017
Newcastle, Australia68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I had read about these and seen rave reviews online about this "must see" tourist attraction. We traipsed around Battery Point looking for these. Turns out they're a stone's throw from Salamanca Markets. Not worth the hour walk around for us to find them, but they were still magnificent. To stand on them makes you feel so tiny in the scheme of the world.

But - don't go out of your way to add them to your itinerary. And definitely don't spend an hour walking around looking for them... If you see them, great. If you don't, that's OK too.
Written 2 March 2020
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