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Hobart is the capital of the island of Tasmania, Australia. Hobart is the second oldest city in the country. The city is filled with art, restaurants, and other fun places to explore. While staying in Hobart you can take day trips to other popular parts of Tasmania, such as Launceston and Bicheno.
Things to Do in Hobart
If you love art, Hobart is a great place to explore. Walk around the popular Salamanca Art Centre and go see the exhibits at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. For views of the whole city, mountain bike or hike to the top of Mount Wellington. While in Hobart you can also try some authentic Tasmania whiskey at distilleries such as Lark Cellar Door. For dinner with a view of the harbor, eat at Restaurant Tasman. You can also try out the Drunken Admiral, which is known for its’ seafood dishes, or eat traditional Italian food at the Maldini Café Restaurant.
Day Trips Near Hobart
Explore other parts of the island of Tasmania, Australia while you’re staying in Hobart. Take a day trip to Launceston, which is a two and half hour drive from Hobart. In Launceston you can check out the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, go ziplining with Hollybank Treetops Adventures, and see the exhibits at the famous Queen Victoria Museum. While staying in Hobart, you can also take a day trip to Bicheno, which is approximately a two and a half hour drive as well. In Bicheno you can go on a penguin tour on the East Coast of Tasmania. You can also see kangaroos and other animals at East Coast Natureworld. For a day trip that’s a bit further away, you can visit Queenstown, which is about a three and half hour drive. You can go on a tour of an underground mine with Queenstown Heritage Tours, see the city from the top of Gormie Hill, and see over 1,000 old photographs at the Eric Thomas Gallery Museum.
Hobart has a wide range of apartment rentals for your vacation. Stay in an apartment within minutes of the waterfront and the downtown area of Hobart. If you’re looking for a more luxurious option, there are several penthouses, with free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and air conditioning, in downtown Hobart as well. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Hobart vacation rental today!
Transportation in Hobart
Your transportation options in Hobart include taking the Metro, taking a taxi, and renting a car. Metro fares in Hobart depend on if you are traveling in an urban or non-urban zone and how many sections you will be traveling through. For example, if you are traveling between one and four sections in an urban area, it will cost $3.20 but if you are traveling between five and ten sections it will cost $4.50. Alternatively, there are several taxi companies to choose from, including United Taxis, Yellow Cab Maxi Taxi, and Taxi Combined Services. If you’re looking to rent a car instead, there are also a lot of companies, such as Avis, Europcar, and Hertz.