Travel guide for Hobart including tours and accommodation
The city of Hobart in Tasmania is the state's capital and has a population of approximately 210,000 people. It is located on the South East coast of Tasmania.
Hobart is situated around a deep harbour and has a stunning natural landscape sitting on the banks of the Derwent River while Mount Wellington towers above. It is still an active port city (linking Antartica to the rest of Australia) and is also a popular stop with a number of large cruise ships known for its cosmopolitan character and historic charm.
There are many things to do in Hobart including visiting the Salamanca Markets (on a Saturday morning), sailing on the Derwent River or driving up Mount Wellington to get a birdseye view of this spectacular harbour city (and if you're feeling adventurous, take a mountain bike tour back down!). Hobart is also close to a lot of other famous wilderness and historic destinations in Tasmania including the Huon Valley and Tahune Forest Airwalk, the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Convict Tour.
Hobart has a wide range of accommodation and hotels in the city. From luxury boutique Hobart hotels such as Henry Jones Art Hotel, to quality budget hotels like Leisure Inn Macquarie there is something to meet all tastes. An iconic hotel on the Hobart waterfront called the Grand Chancellor Hotel is also worth staying at simply for the views. Click here for more booking information on accommodation in Hobart.
Hobart offers a wide range of things to do and see in and around the city. A trip to the Mona Art Gallery via a cruise on the beautiful Derwent River is highly recommended. Likewise an adventurous mountain-bike ride down Mount Wellington followed by a kayak around the docks of Hobart is a great way to spend an afternoon. Hobart also has an abundance of cultural activities including art galleries, concerts and theatres to name just a few.
There are also a variety of places to travel around Hobart making it a good home base to venture out and explore the Huon Valley or take a day trip to Port Arthur. Have a look at the tours below for more options while you visit Hobart.
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