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Tasman Fountain

Tasman Fountain

Have you ever heard of the Tasman Fountain? If not, get ready to be amazed! This magnificent fountain is located in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania and has been captivating visitors since 1968. Standing at an impressive 14 meters tall, the Tasman Fountain showcases a stunning display of water and light that will leave you in awe. The fountain was designed by Italian sculptor, Tommaso Sani, and features the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. With a total of 103 jets, this fountain is a true masterpiece and a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Tasmania.

The Tasman Fountain (1988) is the work of local sculptor Stephen Walker.  It is situated in Salamanca Place between Gladstone Street and Montpelier Retreat.  It's a rough-hewn plinth of white rock showing the Southern Cross in bronze is partially surrounded by a white concrete fountain with three bronze ships sailing in it. On the other side stands a full-size bronze figure of Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 1659).

Tasmania was named after Abel Tasman, a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), who was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand. 

What are you waiting for? Experience the magic of the Tasman Fountain for yourself and prepare to be mesmerized!