Hobart Visitor Information
Hobart AirportThe Hobart Airport is situated approximately 17 kilometres east of the city centre across the Tasman Bridge. In order to get to and from the aiport you can either hire a car, drive your own car and park in the ample parking at the airport, take a taxi or make the most of the regular shuttle bus service. The Hobart Airport has a straightforward and seamless design that maens that baggage check-in and collection is easy and hassle free.
Tourist Information CentreThere is a manned tourist information centre located at 16-20 Davey Street, which is between the city centre and the waterfront precinct of Hobart. The centre is filled with friendly and helpful staff as well as lots of brochures and information about what to do in and around Hobart all year round. The visitor centre in Hobart is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5:30pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends and public holidays.
Weather in HobartThe city of Hobart has a very mild and cool climate, although during the summer months of December through to February the city can experience some very hot days as well (above 30 degrees celcius). The city of Hobart has a lot of rainy days per year (approximately 160) although it has the 2nd least amount of rainfall for any Australian capital city. Therefore you may not get a lot of rain during your stay in Hobart, but you will need to pack a raincoat, umbrella and warm clothes no matter what time of year you are travelling.
Shopping/Trading HoursThere is plenty of great shopping to be done in Hobart, either in the city centre at the Centrepoint & Trafalgar Shopping Centre, the Elizabeth Street Mall or at Salamanca Place. The normal trading hours for most shops in Hobart is from 9:30am until 6pm, however on Thursday and Friday a lot of shops tend to stay open late until 9pm. Sunday trading in Hobart is not very widespread but there are still some shops that will open on a Sunday.
This Hobart hotel / motel offers four star luxury accommodation in Hobart that is conveniently located close to the Hobart airport, Hobart City Centre and is only a 40 minute drive from Port Arthur. Accommodation in this delightful Hobart hotel comprises spacious and luxuriously appointed suites, equipped with all the facilities required to ensure a very pleasant stay.
St Ives Apartments Hotel Hobart is centrally located in historic Battery Point only a few minutes stroll from Hobart's delightful waterfront and city centre. The St Ives Apartments are set amidst the numerous antique shops, museums and restaurants of Battery Point, and is also only two minutes by car to Wrest Point Casino.
The Midcity hotel Hobart is conveniently positioned only a short stroll from the main shopping areas of the city centre, the wonderful Hobart Sullivans Cove waterfront area, Salamanca Place and the popular eateries of North Hobart. Being in such a central location enables guests to enjoy the many and varied attractions of Hobart within minutes of leaving the Hobart Midcity Hotel.
When you choose to stay at the Quest Savoy you can make the most of all the space and comfort that will make you feel like you are staying in your own home, as well as the extensive range services that are on offer at the property. Centrally located for the business and leisure traveller the Quest Savoy Apartments can be found in the heart of the CBD and provides easy access to all everything that the city of Hobart has to offer.
At The Old Woolstore Apartments Hotel Hobart you will receive a warm welcomes and real country-style hospitality. This 4½ star luxury apartment accommodation is conveniently situated right in the heart of Hobart and is only a short walk to Hobart's famous waterfront district and Salamanca Place with its famous market.
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Salamanca MarketThe Salamanca Market is held each and every Saturday morning from 8am until about 3pm and is not only a great place to find fresh local produce and unique gifts but is also a fabulous place to unwind and soak up the relaxing atmosphere that Hobart is well known for. The Salamanca Market features plenty of stallholders selling everything from photographs, paintings and hand-made crafts through to kids paraphernalia and delicious food. There is also lots of street entertainment during the Salamanca Market which will not only keep you entertained but also provides a relaxing backdrop to your concerted browsing.
Cascade BreweryOne thing that Hobart and Tasmania is known for is its crystal clean water and this is one of the reasons why Cascade has been about to make such aa successful and popular beers since 1824. The Cascade Brewery is situated along Cascade Road (which is an extension of Macquarie Street that runs from the city centre) in South Hobart and is surrounded by three acres of heritage gardens. At the Cascade Brewery you can sample some of the fine beers that are made at the facility, take a guided tour of the production room, wander around the gardens or enjoy a drink over lunch at the onsite cafe.
Mount Wellington LookoutOne of the best things about the city of Hobart is that you can get a great view over the entire region from the nearby Mount Wellington. You can drive all the way up to the top of the mountain or for the more adventurous you can hike you way up there along the picturesque walking trail. The view from the top of Mt Wellington stretches across the city, Derwent River and across to the Tasman peninsula, but be warned if you are travelling up to the lookout you should always pack a coat and warm clothes (even during summer) as the temperature and strong winds can make it very cold.
Historic RichmondThe historic township of Richmond is conveniently located about half an hours drive east of Hobart across the Tasman bridge. It is a quaint township that is filled with old sandstone buildings, interesting craft shops, unique tourist attractions, devonshire teas and an excellent bakery. You can spend a few hours or an entire day wandering around Richmond relaxing in its laid-back atmosphere and discovering lots of things about its historic convict past.
Monty's on MontpelierSituated just a short distance from Salamanca and on the edge of the historic Battery Point precinct Monty's on Montpelier dates back to the 1890 and serves delightful international cuisine in a small intimate atmosphere complete with open fireplaces.
Address : 37 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point, Tasmania
MuresThe Mures restaurant is one of the best places to go in Hobart if you are looking for fresh, locally caught seafood. The restaurant in located at the Waterfront Victoria Dock and has cheap bistro meals downstairs and more exclusive meals upstairs complete with expansive views across the Derwent River.
Address : Victoria Dock, Hobart, TAS
Tandoor & Curry HouseSituated in the city centre and providing visitors to Hobart with the authentic taste of India the Tandoor & Curry House is a great place to dine for business or pleasure. With Fresh produce, friendly hospitality and a wide variety of Indian cuisines on offer this affordable restaurants is very popular with both locals and tourists.
Address : 101 Harrington Street, Hobart, Tasmania
SirensIf you are travelling to Hobart and are looking for great vegetarian food then Sirens is the place for you. Situated on Victoria Street in the city centre this restaurant has a wide selection of delicious vegetarian food and not just tofu and lentils.
Address : 6 Victoria Street, Hobart CBD, TAS
SmoltWell positioned in the heart of Hobart's waterfront precinct Smolt is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving quality food sourced from fresh, local Tasmanian producers.
Address : 2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania
Marque IVFor real fine dining in a great atmosphere head down to the Hobart waterfront precinct and visit Marque IV. You will be delighted with the unique and flavoursome food on offer ranging from freshly caught oysters and seafood through to tender steaks and delicious desserts.
Address : Elizabeth St Pier, Hobart Waterfront