Holiday accommodation and selected activities and museums in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. One or two bedroom cottages, ideal for couples or small groups. Salamanca Market, Mona Art Museum, art and craft galleries, mountain lookout and an adventure cycle tour. Hobart is a blend of cosmopolitan interest with a small town feel. Flanked by Mt Wellington and the Derwent River you are never far from nature. Being Tasmania's main airport and junction of several touring routes, Hobart is the first or last stop of your Huon Valley and Bruny Island Escape.
Places to stay in Hobart City
Mid Price places to stay in Hobart
The Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart City Centre
Budget places to stay in Hobart
Premium places to stay in Hobart
Corindas Colonial Cottages
2 on 2 Self Contained cottages
Food and Drink in Hobart
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Visiting Hobart: Best time and general info
Best time to visit Hobart Tasmania
When is the best time to visit Tasmania ?
In short, any time except Christmas to end of January. Prices are high, ques are long and accommodation is booked out.
Different seasons deliver different experiences. Get an overview of Tasmanias climate and the tourism experiences of each season.
School holidays mean accommodation is more expensive and booked further in advance. If possible, plan your travel to avoid Tasmanian and Victorian school holidays.
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General info about Hobart
Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. The city has a greater area population of about 220,000. Located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River, the skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres high.
Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate. The highest temperature recorded was 40.8 °C and the lowest was −2.8 °C. During the summer it has the most hours of daylight of any Australian city, with 15.2 hours on the summer solstice.
Hobart supports a huge tourist industry. Visitors come to the city to explore its historic inner suburbs and nationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes, as well as its vibrant music and nightlife culture. Tourists also come to visit the massive weekly market in Salamanca Place, as well as to use the city as a base from which to explore the rest of Tasmania.
The busy seaport, notably serves as the home port for various Antarctic activities including Australian and French Antarctic expeditions and the Sea Shepherd marine conservation society. The city is also a hub for Cruise ships during the summer months with up to 40 Cruise ships docking during the course of the season.
Hobart was the birthplace of The Greens political party and the Wilderness Society.
The city supports many industries, including breweries such as Cascade manufactures many different beers exported nationally with its premium and boutique beers being found in Europe, as well as smaller breweries around the city.
Nature based activities around Hobart
Cheap and Free activities Hobart
Hobart's guardian peak, Wellington Park sweeps up from the city's suburban fringe to the Pinnacle. With a sealed road to the summit, and an extensive network of walking tracks and fire trails, there's a range of activities for every visitor - bush walking, mountain bike riding, cross country skiing, orienteering, picnics, barbecues and sightseeing from the many spectacular vantage points.
Clear, fresh mountain water from the North West Bay River catchment on the south-east face of Mt Wellington provides a quarter of Hobart's drinking water supply, and the original Mountain Park was first set aside to protect this precious resource.
Though close to the sea, this is a 1270m alpine peak, with the chance of extreme weather conditions at any time of the year. Choose a bright, clear day for the best views - from the summit, you can follow the sweep of the Derwent through the city to the sea, and gaze over towards World Heritage Area wilderness....
Nature Activities Hobart
Wildlife Sanctuary near Hobart
Southwest Wilderness Flights from Hobart
CulturE, Museums, History
and Events in Hobart
Major Festivals in Hobart
Dark MOFo Winter Festival
Embrace the darkness during the long dark nights of Tasmania's winter. Dark MOFo is a festival of art and music, celebrating cold and dark. Past examples have included: A dazzling beam of light projected into the sky above Hobart, visible for hundreds of kilometers, Optical illusions created with strobe lights and smoke, bonfires, Dance club, Music performances, search light installations.
Accommodation plus MoFo