- For other places with the same name, see Hobart (disambiguation).
Hobart  is the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania. Hobart is small and intimate (population 250,000) compared to larger mainland Australian cities, reflecting the small size of the state. The metropolitan area stretches north and south along the Derwent River, crossed by several bridges. Notable for being one of the coldest Australian cities, it has a mild temperate oceanic climate, with four distinct seasons.
Hobart city centre is 20 km from Hobart International Airport (HBA)  at Cambridge. The following airlines fly to HBA:
- Qantas and QantasLink  fly from Melbourne and Sydney.
- Jetstar  flies from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
- Virgin Australia  flies from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
- Tiger Airways  flies from Melbourne and Gold Coast.
A shuttle bus operated by Skybus runs between the airport and Brooke Street Pier, stopping at Franklin Square and Macquarie Street on its way. The airport shuttle costs $18.50 one way for an adult or $36 return and takes approximately 25 minutes, departing between 4:30am and 9:30pm 7 days a week.
A taxi will cost between $40-50 into the city centre from the airport, or alternatively request a rideshare service which will be slightly cheaper.
Cruise ships usually dock at Macquarie Wharf, which is on the eastern side of the picturesque city docks area on Hunter Street. Redeveloped in 2013, Macquarie Wharf 2 is now a modern and welcoming space for tourists arriving by boat, with the terminal around a ten minute walk from Hobart's CBD. Nearby, the Constitution and Victoria Docks area offers shopping for art, crafts, clothing and souvenirs; light snacks and food; fishing boats; a yacht basin; and the maritime museum. Much of the offerings are housed in the buildings of the former Henry Jones Jam Factory, adjacent to the cruise terminal on Hunter Street.
The Spirit of Tasmania runs up to two sailings per day between Melbourne and Devonport. From Devonport, Hobart is around a three to four hour drive away, although there is an option to connect to a Redline coach service which can take you through to Hobart's Transit Centre.
It is two and a half hours drive from Launceston airport (hire cars can be rented either in advance or at the airports). Some of the major car rental operators include:
There are several good options when it comes to getting around Hobart. By and far the most convenient would be having a private vehicle but biking, walking, public transit, and taxis are all good options too.
The public bus system in Hobart can actually be fairly complicated. There are more than a dozen different fare types (and prices) depending on route/location, planned destination, concession types, time of day (sometimes) and more. On the plus side, schedules tend to be clearly posted, buses tend to be on time, staff is generally very patient, friendly, and helpful, and drivers can give change, so exact coin when purchasing a ticket is not necessary.
The simplest and most cost effective way for visitors to get around by bus is to buy a "Day Rover" ticket on your first trip of the day. The Day Rover ticket can then be (re)used for any trip on public buses in the city for the remainder of that day. In December 2014 a one way regular fare was over $3 while a full fare day rover was $5.30.
The main city bus hub is downtown in the area around Elizabeth St and Macquarie St. Timetables and routes can be checked online.. And if you are staying in Hobart for a longer period (months or more) it might be worth investing in a 'Greencard'. These RFID cards are about the size of a credit card and work the same as cards like London's Oyster. They provide a 20% discount over single fares purchased on the bus.
Because Hobart is fairly small walking or biking can both be reasonable options. There are several services that let bicycles and most of the city's major tourist points of interest are within an hour's walk from downtown.
On a Saturday, avoid using a car around the Salamanca area because of the Saturday market.
There are no passenger trains in Hobart.
Founded in 1804 by Colonel David Collins, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. It grew out of the penal settlement on the island at Risdon Cove, eight kilometres up river, which was founded in 1803 and abandoned five months later for the present site of Hobart. The city has many beautiful historic buildings and precincts, especially in the area around the river. There are many fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, such as Salamanca Place, which has a terrace of warehouses dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s. Nearby Battery Point, the original seamen's quarters of the city and Macquarie and Davey Street offer more than 60 buildings classified by the National Trust.
- Salamanca Market  - a major Saturday morning attraction, for locals and visitors alike. Situated in front of large sandstone warehouses which have been converted into a maze of craftsmen's workshops, giftshops, restaurants and other 'artsy-crafty' shops. These warehouses were mostly built to service 19th century whaling. Market stalls are one of the cheapest places to buy Tasmanian timber products.
- Battery Point, behind Salamanca Market. This area is very old and full of interesting architecture. Many of these buildings are built in the area's golden sandstone, giving the older parts of the city a warm golden glow.
- Botanical Gardens. Beautiful location about fifteen minutes walk from the city centre. A must see attraction is the sub Antarctic garden. Its like walking into a freezer full of plants!
Museums and Art GalleriesEdit
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery , Dunn Place, Hobart. Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm. Having undergone major renovations and reopened in 2013, TMAG has made a resurgence on Hobart's art scene. Currently has a range of permanent exhibitions, including displays on Australia's Aboriginal and colonial history, as well a great exhibition on Tasmania's relationship with Antarctica. Also has one of the best coin collections in any museum.
- Maritime Museum of Tasmania , Carnegie Building, cnr Argyle and Davey Streets
- Salamanca Precinct - There are many small art galleries located around Salamanca Place and Castray Esplanade. Some of these include the Despard Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Handmark Gallery and the Colville Street Art Gallery.
- Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) , 655 Main Road, Berriedale. Wednesday-Monday, 10am-5pm. Pioneered by David Walsh of Moorilla fame, this recently opened (2011) museum features alternative and some confronting art to make you think. Regularly has travelling exhibitions from international artists. MONA is approximately 20 minutes by road from Hobart's CBD, however a standard return ticket on the MR-1 fast ferry costs $22, and will take around 25 minutes from Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront. Alternatively, Metro Tasmania bus routes 510-522 and X20 service Stop 33 on Main Rd, Berriedale, which is directly outside the museum's picturesque driveway.
- The Falls Music and Arts Festival  - Occuring around an hour's drive east of Hobart at Marion Bay is the Tasmanian leg of the Falls Festival. The festival is celebrated over three days, culminating on New Year's Eve, featuring local, interstate and international artists.
- MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art: Festival of Music and Art)  - curated by Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie, MONA's summer festival is celebrated both at MONA and around Hobart's waterfront in a celebration of often ecletic music and large scale art installations in the middle of January.
- Dark MOFO  - Hobart's midwinter festival run in celebration of the winter solstice. Various large scale public art works are showcased across the city, including various musical performances from Australian and international artists over the ten days that the festival runs. Festivals from past years have included large scale art such as Ryoji Ikeda's Spectra, Rafael Lozano Hemmer's Articulated Intersect and Pulse Column, as well as Fire Organ by Bastiaan Maris. The festival culminates on the morning of the winter solstice, with a nude swim held at Sandy Bay's Long Beach.
- Bonorong Wildlife Park, - Native Tasmanian animals, guided tours, food hut, coffee and souvenir shop. - www.seetasmania.com.au offer a morning trip out to the park combined with a visit to Mt. Wellington departing CBD travel centre. Includes, comfortable transport, guided tour, kangaroo food and entry fee -$150 - online bookings available.
- Wrest Point Casino, 410 Sandy Bay Road., ☎ tel 1800 030 611 (free call Australia only) or 03 6211 1750 (mailto:[email protected]), . - Australia's first legal casino was built in Hobart, and the complex has been upgraded many times to keep it at a high standard edit
- Cascade Brewery, 140 Cascade Road., ☎ "tel. Australia's oldest brewery offers beer brewery tours for people aged 5 and over with tastings. Visitors must wear flat covered shoes and long pants. The tour can not be done by those who require a walking aid as there are over 200 steps. edit
- The Domain. Walk from the city a few blocks towards the Tasman bridge and you'll suddenly be out of the city and amongst greenery and trees on the Domain... (head towards the bridge from the city but once you see greenery head up the hill towards it) Of note is the fact that you can always be sure to see plenty of parrots in the trees. They are relatively tame so it's a superb opportunity to see some brightly coloured parrots up close. edit
- Mount Wellington, . fantastic view from the top of Mount Wellington, take a bus to "Fern Tree" and then walk a steep zig-zag track to the top or enjoy a scenic drive to the summit. There are walks for all fitness levels. Be sure to bring warm clothes as even in summer the summit is around 4°C. Be wary of long, sharp icicles falling off the mobile phone tower. Take care when driving especially at night due to the abundant wildlife on the mountain. 'Mount Wellington Descent' provides downhill bicycle tours from the summit, with transport from Hobart provided. See Tasmania and Hike Hobart operate a Guided Hiking Tour to the Summit of the mountain, with lunch included and transport from Hobart, $160pp Every Sunday. edit
- Blundstone Arena, 15 Derwent Street, ☎ 03 6282 0400. International and domestic cricket fixtures as well as AFL (Australian Football League) matches are held at Blundstone Arena in summer and winter respectively. Following an upgrade to the western side of the ground, finished in early 2015, the arena is now a world class venue. Tours at the ground start at 10am on Tuesdays and range between $2 and $10 for admission. edit
- Live Music, . The Tasmanian Gig Guide publishes a monthly live music listing that is available for download on their website. Check out what music is playing at all the venues in Hobart.  edit
- Runnymede, Bay Rd, New Town - gracious 1840s colonial home set in beautiful gardens, open to public
- Peppermint Bay Cruise, . If you are in Hobart and need to kill half a day, this is an absolute must! You start off in Hobart and board a luxury passenger yacht, which takes you for a cruise around the bay. On the way to Peppermint Bay the crew points out different sites like Salmon Farms, Local Sealife, and geographic wonders. When you arrive at Peppermint Bay you are treated to an amazing Tasmanian clambake, of clam chowder, fish, and rock lobster. The restaurant is wonderful with its rich hard wood floors and a wall that is completely made of glass so that you can enjoy the picturesque scenery. After a fun day they take you home. You can make your bookings at 1300 137 919. Ticket Sales: Hobart Cruise Centre, Brooke Street Pier, Sullivans Cove, Hobart. Departures: Cruises depart from Brooke Street Pier, Sullivans Cove 10.30AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (May 1st - September 30th). Returns 3.30PM. 12PM daily (October 1st - April 30th). Returns 5.00PM. Prices start ~$118 (May 2017). edit
- Shot Tower, Taroona - colonial stone tower for making gun shot, tours and souvenir shop.
- Government Antarctic Division, Kingston -has two rooms of exhibits both historic and modern. Canteen in basement acts as cafe till 3.30PM.
- Walk, The tourist information has a free booklet of walks in Hobart and up Mt Wellington. Kingston has a similar booklet.
- 100 Elizabeth, 100 Elizabeth Street., . - 200 year renovated heritage building now home to boutique eateries and accommodation including the national award winning "Ethos" restaurant. Spectacular before and after shots on website show renovation in progress. edit
- Wild Island Tasmania, 33 Salamanca Place, ☎ +61 (3) 6224 0220 ([email protected]), . Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00; Sat: 09:00 - 16:00; Sun: closed. Art gallery celebrating Tasmania's wild places. Wild Island promotes excellence in creative arts, craftsmanship and design and frequently hosts events. Photographic Prints, Books and paintings can be purchased. edit
Hobart has a good wine industry, with many well established wineries just outside of Hobart. Tasmania's cool growing climate lends very well to production of the lighter varieties, such as riesling, sauvignon blanc, and pinot noir. The primary wine growing region around Hobart is known as Coal River Valley and encompasses the towns of Cambridge and Richmond; but here are also other wineries in the Greater Hobart area. Due to the distances and lack of public transport to these areas the best way of visiting them is by car. There are also places that do organised tours, usually of a weekend. 2 places are Boutique Wine Tours  and Classic Car Tours 
- Charles Reuben Estate, 777 Middle Tea Tree Road, Tea Tree 7017, ☎ (03) 6268 1702. W-Su. The range of wines by winemaker Tim Krushka includes pinot noir, chardonnay, a Bordeaux-blend red and a sauvignon blanc semillon. edit
- Coal Valley Vineyard, 257 Richmond Road, Cambridge 7170, ☎ (03) 6248 5367, . Th-Su from 10AM - 4PM. Coal Valley's range includes riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, tempranillo and a cabernet merlot blend. edit
- Moorilla, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale 7011, ☎ (03) 6277 9900, . Open Daily. Conor van der Reest is Moorilla's winemaker. Moorilla's range includes sparking, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir. edit
- Meadowbank Estate, 699 Richmond Road, Cambridge 7170, ☎ (03) 6248 4484, . 7 days 10AM – 5PM. Meadowbank features sparkling white, riesling, chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir and cabernet edit
Hobart has a profusion of eating establishments ranging from the cheap to the luxuriously expensive. Freshly caught seafood is a specialty of the region, and there are several excellent seafood restaurants. Deep-sea Trevalla is unique to Tasmania and must be tried. Tasmanian lobster is also excellent. Scallop pie is also unique to Tasmania and can be easily purchased from the Salamanca Market food stalls. Restaurants are concentrated in the Salamanca and North Hobart areas.
- Machine Laundry Cafe, 12 Salamanca Square, ☎ tel 03 6224 9922 (fax: fax 03 6224 7967.). This cafe (which also houses a laundromat, hence the name) is a good place for a filling breakfast of $8-$15. Eggs benedict and banana and ricotta pancakes are recommended. edit
- Mures Fish Centre, Victoria Dock, ☎ 03 6231 1999 (upper deck) or 03 6231 2121 (lower deck). (fax: 03 6234 4464), . Mures has two sections: the upper deck is a stylish seafood restaurant (mains $20-$30); the lower deck is a cafeteria style bistro (mains approx $10) and served mainly deep fried fish and the like. Reservations are usually required for the upper deck. edit
- The Drunken Admiral, 19 Old Wharf, Hobart Town, ☎ (03) 6234 1903 (fax: (03) 6231 1259), . Dinner from 6PM - Seven nights a week. Wonderful restaurant close to Mures. The seafood platter is highly recommended. It is important to make a reservation as this is a popular restaurant. Mains $21.90-$31.90. edit
- Ball and Chain, Salamanca, long established and very popular steakhouse
- Lark Distillery (Tasmanian Whisky), 14 Davey Street Hobart (Next to the Tourist Information Centre), ☎ 03)6231 9088, . 10AM-till evening. Tasmania's first whisky distillery since the 1830's. Internationally acclaimed Whisky and spirits, Tours and guided tastings, rare whisky archive, unique whisky inspired gifts, coffee, plowman's lunch, tap beer, live music edit
- HeartFood, Street entrance to Bank Arcade (at Liverpool St), ☎ 6234 2884. Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant that offers organic, gluten-free and whole foods. Open for lunch only. M-F 10AM - 4PM. edit
- Jackman & McRoss Bakery, 57 Hampden Rd, Battery Point. A Hobart institution with fantastic bakery treats - a must visit when in town. Walk in and take one look at the counter display and you'll see why. Eat-in is table service with a different price list. Short walk from Salamanca Place - head up the stairs by the gallery, keep walking along the road and it's just on the right. You can't miss it, there will be lots of cars parked nearby. There are other branches on Victoria Street in the CBD, and in New Town. edit
- Bar Celona, 45 Salamanca Place, ph 03 6224 7557 (fax 03 6224 7388). Bar Celona is a combined wine bar and cafe. The decor is open and wood panelled: while it can get a bit noisy, it's a good place to escape some of the much more crowded bars on a busy weekend night, especially if you want to have a nice glass or two of wine.
- The Lower House, 9 Murray St.. The mildly witty name of this lounge bar across the road from parliament is a decent metaphor for the atmosphere. Colloquially known as 'lower' it is a pre-drinking venue of choice for a mostly young crowd. There is seating inside, as well as a reasonably large outside area. They do food, but it does get very crowded after about 10PM. Directly across the lane from Mobius.
- Mobius, Despard St. Depending on who you ask, Mobius will be described as either the seediest or the best club in Hobart. The grumpy bouncers and reasonably seedy atmosphere though, can't detract from the fact that the DJ's are clearly some of the best in Hobart and the dancefloor is regularly full. Generally plays more underground, electronic music. Recently quite enthused by dubstep.
- The Lark Distillery, 14 Davey Street, Ph. (03) 6231 9088, . The Lark Distillery is the first licensed distillery in Tasmania since 1839 and now operates as a bar, store and distillery in one. It produces fine single malt whiskey and other liqueurs. Their bush liqueur also has a distinctive taste through the use of pepperberries. There are several live music performances a week. Entry is always free and students receive a 10% discount on drinks.
- Cargo Bar Lounge, 47-51 Salamanca Place, Ph. (03) 6223 7788. Cargo is one of the more recently opened bars in Hobart. Modern feel with a mix of outdoor seating on the street, or a quieter secluded booth style seating at the back of the bar. Drinks are the usual fare; a selection of beers on tap, a good choice of wines and most spirits.
- Flamingo's Dance Bar, 201 Liverpool St, Ph. (03) 6294 6173. Hobart's only gay bar. This place is small and intimate and it goes off on Friday and Saturday night, especially during the summer months. They also put on a pretty wild New Year's Eve party.
- Yeast & Yarn, Local brewery Tour takes in all of Hobart's best craft bars, tastings included. - departs every Friday - $125, book online, http://www.seetasmania.com.au/yeast-yarn
- The New Sydney Hotel, 87 Bathurst Street. One of the most popular inner-city pubs, the cosy New Sydney is home to Hobart's Irish community and offers an Irish pub atmosphere rather more authentic than that of an Irish theme pub (see Irish Murphy's, below). Large range of imported and local beers on tap.
- The Winston, Corner of Federal and Elizabeth St. North Hobart, Ph (03) 6236 9777. Formerly the Alley Cat, The Winston is only a five minute cab ride/30 minute walk from the city. Only a basic range of beers on tap, with standard pub meals available, The Winston is worth a look if you wish to sample some local bands and artists.
- Republic Bar & Cafe, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, Tel: (03) 6234 6954, . In its day, the former Empire Hotel was one of Hobart's roughest pubs, hosting a shoot-out during the 1980s. Australian cricketer Max Walker grew up in the Empire, which was run by his parents. After a re-modelling and re-branding as the Republic Bar in the mid-1990s, it has become one of the State's most popular pubs. Today, The Republic Bar is Tasmania's premier music venue, with live music 7 days. It hosts an award winning restaurant, art gallery and a large covered beer garden that is good all year round.
- The Whaler, 39 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tel: (03) 6223 5808. Formerly known as Knopwood's, The Whaler is set in one of the ancient sandstone warehouses that line Salamanca Place. It remains THE place for after-work drinks on Fridays, when the crowd spills out into Salamanca and many punters take their drinks across the road to sit on the lawns.
- The Shipwright's Arms, 29 Trumpeter St, Battery Point, Tel: (03) 62235551. Located in Battery Point, one of Australia's oldest suburbs, the Arms opened in 1842. Cosy fires and Chesterfields is the atmosphere here and the nautical theme attracts participants in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race around the new year. A popular local pub, slightly off the tourist trail, the beer garden is an attractive place for a meal on summer evenings.
- Irish Murphy's, 21 Salamanca Place, tel (03) 6223 1119 (fax 03 6223 1133, email [email protected]), . Irish Murphy's is a busy Irish pub on one of the prime nightlife strips. It has a young crowd dancing to pop hits from their childhood in a fake Irish franchise pub.
- Prince Of Wales Hotel, 55 Hampden Road Battery Point (10min walk from CBD, left off Sandy Bay Rd follow the signs), ☎ (03) 6223 6355. 7 days from 10am. Great pub in the heart of Battery Point village, 400m from Salamanca Market. Pub food staples featuring chicken parmagianas, steaks and local seafood. Cheap bar meals available or alternatively sit down in the restaurant. Good clean local beer on tap, regular live music Friday's and through the weekend. All the sport you could wish for on the flat screen TV's and not a poker machine insight. From $10 Bar Meals. edit
- Villino Espresso, 30 Criterion St, ☎ 03 6231 0890, . Small cafe in the CBD of Hobart. Good coffee made well and consistently. edit
- Atlas Espresso, Corner of Elizabeth and Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tel: 03 6224 6478. Quality coffee and food with consistent, exceptional service with staff that will remember your name. Great atmosphere in a central location, on the corner of the city's major bus interchange.
- Two Folk Espresso, Bank Arcade, Hobart, Tel: 0408 369 082. Small espresso bar tucked away on the corner of Wellington Court and Bank Arcade. Hidden gem with good service and even better coffee.
- Adelphi Court YHA, 17 Stoke Street, New Town, phone 03 6228 4829 (fax 03 6278 2047, email: [email protected]), . Prices $22 dorm bed, $56-$62 for a double room and $65-$71 for a single room.
- Alexandra on Battery, 3 Sonning Crescent, Sandy Bay, phone 03 6225 2574 (fax 03 6225 3522). Prices $80-$90 per night.
- Battery Point Boutique Accommodation, 27-29 Hampden Road, self contained apartments in historic Battery Point. $145-$210 per night.  ph 0422 629432 email [email protected]
- Cottage on Lord, 49 Lord Street, Sandy Bay, phone 03 6224 0823, . Prices $255 per night.
- Dr Syntax Hotel, 139 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, phone 03 6223 6258 (fax 03 6224 0132). Pub-style accommodation. Prices $45-$70.
- Montgomery's Private Hotel & YHA Backpackers .
- Motel 429, 429 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay. phone 03 6225 2511 (fax 03 6225 4354, email: [email protected]), . Prices $99-$113 per night.
- Rydges Hobart, Cnr Argyle Street & Lewis Street, ph 1300 857 922. Rydges Hobart is located just 2 km from hobarts central business district. Rydges Hobart’s heritage listed buildings and antique suites capture the essence of historic Hobart. Rydges Hotels and Resorts is an Austrailian owned and operated company.
- Somerset on the Pier Hobart, Elizabeth Street Pier, ☎ (61-3) 6220 6600 ([email protected], fax: (61-3) 6224 1277), . Somerset on the Pier is an award-winning transformation of the early 1930s pier building, offering views of the River Derwent and Historic Sullivan's Cove. All 56 apartments, which range from one-bedroom executives to two-bedroom premiers are non-smoking, and have a kitchen and broadband internet access. Daily rates starts from $190. edit
- Somerset on Salamanca Hobart, No 8 Salamanca Place, ☎ (61-3) 6220 6600 ([email protected], fax: (61-3) 6224 1277), . The serviced residence offers a range of apartments from studios to two-bedroom executives that comes with a private balcony or courtyard, kitchen and broadband internet access. Situated minutes from the Central Business District and Salamanca Market. Daily rates starts from $175. edit
- Waterside Accommodation , phone 62492352. The Hobart properties are located at Austins Ferry. All have views, are on the water and are available for short term rental.
- Welcome Stranger Hotel, Cnr Davey and Harrington Sts (Opposite St David's Park), ☎ +61 3 62236655, . Hotel in Hobart that is close to the city and waterfront. Basic breakfast is included. Not very clean or cheap. edit
- Brunswick Hotel (Tassie Backpackers), 67 Liverpool Street, ☎ 03 6234 4981, . checkout: 10:30am. Great location a half block from the pedestrian mall on Elizabeth Street. Dorm rooms start at $23. Private en suite rooms start at $65. Big covered outdoor area in the back. Very nice bar and restaurant out front. $23 and up. edit
- Treasure Island caravan Park, Alcorso Drive, Berriedale, ☎ +61 3 6249 2379. Just out of town, at walking distance from MONA. Bus X1 from the CBD gets there in about half an hour. Unpowered sites from $20. edit
- The Hayloft, 100 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, . Bookings: tel +61 3 6298 1441  Higher mid-range contemporary studio apartment set directly above the nationally award winning restaurant Ethos Eat Drink. Prices from around $195 per night.
- Westside Apartment, 100 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, . Bookings: tel +61 3 6298 1441 . Higher mid-range central 2 bedroom apartment set on the top floor of Hobart's iconic 100 Elizabeth Street heritage masterpiece. Prices from around $195 per night.
- Mantra on Collins, 58 Collins Street, Hobart, tel +61 3 6226 1111 . In the centre of the CBD, close to the Elizabeth Mall, waterfront and restaurants. Prices start from around $90 per night.
- Travelodge Hobart, 167 Macquarie Street, Hobart, tel +61 3 6220 7100 . Affordable mid-range accommodation close to Salamanca precinct. Rooms start at around $100 per night.
- Salamanca Inn, 10 Gladstone Street, Hobart, tel +61 3 6223 3300 . Higher mid-range accommodation on the doorstep of the Salamanca arts and restaurants precinct, minutes to the city's waterfront and historic Battery Point.
- The Old Woolstore, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart, tel +61 3 6235 5355 . Accommodation closer to the edge of Hobart's city centre. However, it is still only a short walk to areas such as Queen's Domain, home of Hobart's Aquatic Centre and Cenotaph. Rooms start at around $150 per night.
- Shackeau, 223 Kingfish Beach Road, Southport 7109, Tasmania . Bookings: tel +61 3 6298 1441  Contemporary waterfront retreat located 1.5 hrs drive south of Hobart. Prices from around $225 per night.
- Somerset on Salamanca Hobart, No 8 Salamanca Place, Hobart, ☎ +61 3 6220 6600 ([email protected]), . Spacious service apartment accommodation for both business travelers & visitors with convenient access to the Central Business District. (-42.886603,147.3355803) edit
- Lenna of Hobart, 20 Runnymede Street, Battery Point, tel +61 3 6232 3900, Reservations freecall 1800 030 633 (within Australia), mailto:[email protected], . one of Hobart's most stylish boutique hotels.
- Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street, Hobart, tel +61 3 6235 4535. Attached to the hotel is the Federation Concert Hall, the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
- The Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter Street. Hobart, tel +61 3 6210 7700. Winner of a national award for luxury small hotels, with a great waterfront location and award winning restaurant to match.
- The Islington, 321 Davey Street, Hobart, tel +61 (0)3-6220-2123, , Is an amazing converted mansion built in 1874. Rooms are fantastic with a view of Mt Wellington and a garden. Public spaces inside the hotel have open fires, original art work and antique furniture. Service is excellent. Room rates can be negotiated, but don't expect cheap (400+ / night).
- MONA Pavilions, 651-655 Berriedale Road, Berriedale, tel +61 3 6277 9900. Luxury contemporary accommodation at the acclaimed MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) museum. Pavilions range from between $600-$1000+ per night though, but are worth it if you're willing to splurge.
While Hobart is safe to navigate by foot during daylight hours, visitors should be cautious walking alone after dark in the CBD , particularly in and around the Elizabeth Street Mall, St David's Park, Franklin Square, and areas close to drinking establishments in Salamanca Place and on the waterfront. Poorly lit streets, minimal police presence and a general lack of foot traffic make areas of Hobart at times more dangerous than parts of more populated Australian cities. Having said that, violent crime is still very rare.
Service Tasmania and the Tasmanian Parks And Wildlife Service office on Macquarie Street have free internet. Hadleys Hotel foyer has a free WiFi hotspot and excellent public bar for sheltering from the cold in comfort. There are numerous internet 'cafes' in the city center. Many actual coffee shops offer free wireless internet with a purchase.
From Hobart, the attractions of southern and central Tasmania are in easy reach, including:
- Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula
- Hastings Caves (a long day)
- Ross and Richmond (historic towns)
- Huon Trail, incorporating The Channel and Huon Valley
- Mt Field National Park and the Russell Falls
- Seven Mile Beach
- Bruny Island
- Freycinet Peninsula and National Park
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