Image: Michael Brady

The star of the heritage buildings that line the Elizabeth Street Bus Mall, Colonial Mutual Life is unique to Hobart. Visit the rooftop with its multi-coloured hand-glazed tiles, enjoy the best views in Hobart city, and take the Art Deco terrazzo stairs to the historic basement boiler room that runs the building.

Address: 18 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Highlights: Gargoyles, expansive rooftop views and multi-coloured hand-glazed terracotta tiles

Building specs: Type: Offices. Year Built: 1934–36. Architect: Hennesey & Hennesey