Visiting the Wall

Situated in a central Hobart city location, under cover and surrounded by beautifully sculpted gardens, The International Wall of Friendship serves as a gathering place for local communities to celebrate events of significance.

The International Wall of Friendship is a great attraction to visit while you are in Hobart Tasmania's capital city and one of the most beautiful harbour cities in the world.

Location

The International Wall of Friendship is located in central Hobart at 188 Collins Street  It is under cover, and clearly visible from the Collins street footpath.

Visitors can find free parking (up to an hour) at the nearby Centerpoint car park which can be entered from Harrington street and via Victoria Street.

The Mural

A special feature of the International Wall of Friendship site is a mural by Alan Mansell entitled "Reaching Out".

 

Reaching Out is a greeting from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community that creates a "welcome sky" for the International Wall of Friendship.

 

The symbolic relationship between Tasmania's natural environment and its people is the central theme of the artwork.

 

The mural depicts a malher berry (climbing blueberry) that entwined through the design. It grows and seeks new areas to establish itself in much the same way that migrants seek to build a solid foundation for a new beginning. The eight stems on the plant represent directional points on a compass that point to regional areas of Tasmania and the seedpods symbolise the more populated cities and towns.

 

The ants, tietta, commonly known as Jack Jumpers represent Tasmania's diverse population. They appear similar, but are each individual as they travel different paths to collect resources and return home to build a stronger community.

 

The loatta poruttye (gum leaves) are a species unique to Tasmania. The four leaves surrounding the design depict Tasmania as an island. They also represent the four seasons that are so much a part of living in Tasmania.

 

The central pillar links the elements of nature from the earth to the sky.

 

Tasmanian Aboriginal words are from the Oyster Bay and North-East Tribal regions.

More about Hobart

Hobart is a city with a vibrant and stimulating society with a population of 200,000. Living in Hobart provides a modern Australian city with a more relaxed and friendly lifestyle.

 

With quality housing and a choice in living styles, Hobart also offers reasonable transport and walking to schools and shops is usually an option.

 

Hobart is situated at the mouth of the Derwent River and in the shadow of Mt. Wellington in Southern Tasmania.  The city is a blend of history, scenery and vibrant culture.

 

The Hobart region offers many popular tourist attractions such as the Salamanca Market, and Derwent Harbor cruises. The city features unique shopping opportunities, and the waterfront is lined with fine restaurants.

 

Further a field there are bushwalks through pristine forest, historical attractions such as the town of Richmond or the penal settlement at Port Arthur, and beautiful and un-spoilt beaches.

 

For more information about Hobart, please visit the websites of Discover Tasmania or Hobart City Council.

Site bookings and school visits

The International Wall of Friendship is often used as a place to host receptions for foreign dignitaries, concerts and educational school visits. If you would like to enquire about booking this venue for your function, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Contact Us

International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.


C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200
walloffriendship@gmail.com