Hobart

Travel Guide
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 issteeped 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 warehousesand 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 theaters.

Gone are the days of meager 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 theater community, with two historic theaters 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.

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Where to stay in Hobart

Allurity Hotel
Allurity Hotel
2.5 out of 5
96 Bathurst St, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is €76 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this hotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a TV. Popular attractions Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place are located nearby. Discover ...
3.5/5 Good! (117 reviews)
"Perfect location and clean environment"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Allurity Hotel
Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS, 7005
The price is €91 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
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! (1,004 reviews)
"The location was very good on the water, very close to city centre. Jeremy was very helpful at the restaurant. Lovely guy, friendly and cheerful"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Wrest Point
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is €128 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
All time Location
"Spent the best week in Hobart, I'll like to attribute this good time down to the Hotel location, service. This hotel is located a short walk from all the perfect spots to eat and drink and even jump on the Mona Ferry. Value for money."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
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.
St Ives Apartments
St Ives Apartments
4 out of 5
67 St Georges Terrace, Battery Point, TAS, 7004
The price is €96 per night from 9 Aug to 10 Aug
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! (2,097 reviews)
"Nice, clean accommodation. Good area. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

St Ives Apartments
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
4 out of 5
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is €153 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,388 reviews)
Great Location
"Hotel is in a great location with nice views and easy access to many things in Hobart. The rooms are very old and dated and in need of an upgrade."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
15 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
The price is €103 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hobart. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,281 reviews)
"Very comfy well appointed room. Walking distance to the city. Road noise bit of a problem. Over all very happy with our stay & a very reasonable price."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
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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