Hobart

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Hobart
Once an infamous penal colony, this waterfront city is now Tasmania's cultural hub, drawing foodies and nature lovers from all over the world.

Tasmania’s capital city is steeped in history. Settled by the British in 1804, Hobart was mostly populated by convicts and soldiers. Gradually the town developed on the backs of the whaling and boat building industries. The city’s Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, sandstone warehouses and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which date back to 1818, are a legacy of the wealth these industries generated.

Downtown Hobart is based around the original settlement site at Sullivan’s Cove on the Derwent River, and is easy to navigate by bus or bike, or on foot. On a Saturday, catch the free HobartHopper shuttle bus from the city centre and head to the markets at Salamanca Place. Drawing tens of thousands of people, these markets offer fashion, crafts, art, gourmet food and locally grown produce. Salamanca Place is also an arts hub, so on any day of the week there’s always something to see and do in its galleries and theatres.

Gone are the days of meagre convict rations Hobart today offers some of the most innovative cuisine in the country and the quality of its local produce, beer and wine is prized throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific.

The city also has a thriving theatre community, with two historic theatres running seasons of plays, opera, live music and cabaret. Tour the Theatre Royal and learn about those who have graced its stage, from Laurence Olivier to Hugo Weaving.

Spend a day exploring history on the waterfront in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery where the living culture of Tasmania’s indigenous people comes alive through artifacts, stories and displays. Learn about the tragic conflicts between these people and the early settlers, and the lives of indigenous people in Tasmania since then.

Board a vintage ferry and cruise down the incredibly scenic Derwent River. Learn more about city’s connection to the water at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania. You can also get a ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), renowned internationally for its provocative and imaginative displays.

Discover Hobart’s natural side at Mount Wellington where there are hiking and biking trails, and incredible views over Hobart and the water. Outside Hobart there are other walking tracks following the coastline and river, offering great spots from which to watch the sun go down.

Where to stay in Hobart

Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005
The price is ₹8,180 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Lots of renovations happening unfortunately."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2022

Allurity Hotel
Allurity Hotel
2.5 out of 5
96 Bathurst St, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is ₹9,523 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
Stay at this hotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a TV. Popular attractions Playhouse Theatre and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts are ...
3.5/5 Good! (156 reviews)
"You could see the pub from your window 👍"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2022

Travelodge Hotel Hobart
Travelodge Hotel Hobart
4 out of 5
167 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is ₹10,244 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.8/5 Good! (997 reviews)
"Close to everything we wanted to see and do"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bay Hotel Apartments
Bay Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
123-127 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS, 07005
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and an area shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,196 reviews)
"Perfect stay for our family of 4. Unit had tea and coffee and also some bathroom goodies to use which was super handy as we forgot shampoo. Linen nice and fresh and beds comfy. Unit was clean and close to lots of food options in Sandy Bay. We will be staying again on our trips to Hobart."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

Bay View Villas
Bay View Villas
4 out of 5
34 Poets Rd., West Hobart, TAS, 7000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,019 reviews)
"Very comfortable, had everything we needed."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

St Ives Apartments
St Ives Apartments
4 out of 5
67 St Georges Terrace, Battery Point, TAS, 7004
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,123 reviews)
"Good Wi-Fi. Very clean, all the amenities including cooking options."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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