Looking for what to do in Hobart? The capital city of Tasmania, the “apple isle” is Hobart, the second oldest city in Australia. Hobart is situated on the south east of Tasmania at the foothills of Mt Wellington with the Derwent River flowing past into the Tasman Sea. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is steeped in a rich and colourful history and is a fantastic destination for a variety of tours, attractions and activities.
A rich colonial heritage and natural charms make Hobart a very interesting place to visit, not to mention the world heritage wilderness areas, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife found along the wild Tasmanian coast. Take a tour from Hobart, such as a nature cruise to Bruny Island to see seals and whales in their natural habitat, travel to the wilderness area of Cradle Mountain National Park, have a close encounter with a Tasmanian Devil, embark on a Hobart winery tour and along the way visit cheese factories and stop off at numerous historic hamlets dotted all over Tasmania’s diverse landscape.
Hobart boasts a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with a range of trendy bars and restaurants that line the historic streets overlooking the spinnakers and sails of the Derwent River and Sullivans Cove. If you have energy to burn, wish to imbibe in delicious food and wine or simply want to relax and take in the scenic wonders, Hobart in Tasmania has it all.
Getting to Hobart
Hobart International airport is located 17Km, or a 15-minute drive, from the city of Hobart. It has a variety of facilities and most of the major carriers fly here.
The major carriers operating in the Sydney International Airport are: - Qantas
Phone: 131313 - Virgin Blue
Phone: 136789 - Jetstar
Phone: 131538 - Air New Zealand
Phone: 132476 - Emirates
Phone: 1300 303 777 - Air China
Phone: 02 9232 7277 - British Airways
Phone: 1300 767 177 - Cathay Pacific
Taxi Another easy way to get into the city is with a taxi. There is a taxi rank located outside the domestic terminal building. A taxi to the city will cost you up to $25 to $30 and will take you around 15 minutes.
Car Rental A popular option to get into the city is by renting a car as not only is this an easy way to get to and from the airport but its also a great way to explore Hobart. There are a number of rental companies to choose from at the airport. For the best car hire deals, visit our car rental partner Vroom Vroom Vroom
Sea There are car and passenger ferries that will take you to Devonport, which lies in the North of Tasmania. From here you would need to take a bus or rent a car and make your way to Hobart.