City Name: Hobart
Where is it located?: Hobart is located on the southeast coast of Tasmania. Tasmania is an island state off the south of Australia, on the eastern side.
Why do people go there?: Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, a state only 3% of all tourists to Australia get to check out. There isn’t a lot to do in this town compared to rockin Sydney, but there is the Cascade Brewery and Cadbury chocolate factory to keep you entertained as well as excellent cool-vine wines.
How do travelers get there?: Travelers who come to Hobart fly, unless they have yacht connections. Alternatively, those who wish to ferry across from Melbourne to the north of Tasmania can do so. This is especially popular with those who wish to do the Overland Track and then head down to the city for some R&R.
Currency: Australian Dollar
City Code: 3
Neighborhoods: West Hobart, Glebe, Sandy Bay
Attractions: Views, Cadbury Chocolate, Cascade Brewery
Accommodations: Hobart Hostels
Tourist Office: Tasmanian Travel Centre, 80 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS 7000, tel. 002-30 0250.
Off-the-beaten-path: Seven Mile Beach, Zoo Doo Fun Park, Hobart’s Architectural Eclecticism
Health Issues: No major health issue.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: December to February is warmest, and packed, but still the best time to go. Make sure to book a room if you’re there during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race!
City Specific Events: The yachts and parties show up in December for the Hobart Summer Festival.
How to get around?: Rent a car if you can, as you’ll like to explore the rest of the countryside. In the city, however, buses will get you where you’re tired feet won’t.
Good to know: Hobart can be a good basis for exploring almost the whole island with day trips if you have a car.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Hobart is the Hobart International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Hobart travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.