Hobart Travel Guide

Hobart is the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania with a population of approximately 250,000. It was founded by Colonel David Collins in 1804 as a former penal settlement. It’s actually one of Australia’s coldest cities but it does have a mild, temperate climate that attracts many holidaymakers. Ricky Pontin, the former Australian Cricket Captain, was born here, as was the world famous movie legend, Errol Flynn. If you are on a vacation to Hobart, here’s what you need to know!

Places to Visit in Hobart

No visit to Hobart is complete without visiting the Museum of Old and New Art, Zoodoo Wildlife Park, Hobart Zoo, Cape Bruny Lighthouse or the spectacular Theatre Royal. To get a real feel for the town, spend a day in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about the area’s historical past. The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is also very interesting, and is quite similar to the experience you can get at the Anglesey Military Barracks. Head to Battery Point where you can find cool architecture while you immerse yourself in old-world charm. For those who prefer to hike, opt for a climb up Mount Wellington!

Finding Accommodation in Hobart

Why not read online accommodation reviews to see just what’s on offer in this beautiful part of the world? Sometimes you can save up to 70% on hotel offers, holiday lettings, bed and breakfasts, backpacker hostels as well as caravans or luxury chalets. Booking accommodation early is another tip on how to save money while last minute deals are always worth looking into. With so many places to stay here in Hobart, you’re literally spoilt for choice.

Eating Out in Hobart

Hobart has many exciting eating establishments which range from cheap to expensive. The majority of visitors and locals opt for freshly caught seafood which can be enjoyed in most beachfront restaurants. Try the deep sea Trevalla or the Tasmanian lobster which both taste equally divine. Scallop pie is unique to Hobart and is available to buy from the Salamanca Market food stalls. There are plenty of bars too such as the Celona, Isobar and the Lower House that also sell tasty food. It’s easy eating here in Hobart so do it like the locals! Of course, fine dining spots are not missing from this city so you can always check out posh restaurants like The Glass House or Monty’s.

Travelling around Hobart

Travelling around Hobart by coach or minibus hire is highly recommended so you don’t miss any of the city’s amazing attractions. Established online coach companies will make sure you have plenty of time to visit different points of interest in Hobart and its surrounding regions. Let a professional driver take care of you while all you have to do is enjoy the views in your comfortable seat. Especially if you are travelling with a larger travel group, minibus charter or bus hire can really help you make some tidy savings.

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