Somerset Salamanca

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

8 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia
Somerset on Salamanca, Hobart
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Costs 83% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Cost of Driving in Hobart (round trip)



I'll be travelling to Hobart in early Nov 08.
Intention is to rent a car for 5 days, travelling from Hobart - Freycinet - Launceston - Cradle Mt - Strahan - Hobart. I'm worried about the total cost of petrol. Thinking of renting 1.3-1.5l car.

Could you guys advise of the estimated cost of petrol for the entire round trip?

Any suggestion for car rental companies? I checkout "Budget", Hyundai getz cost about 230+ for 5 days.


Re: Cost of Driving in Hobart (round trip)

by margsch

Petrol costs approx. $1.65 per litre, you won,t go through a great deal, I would estimate $150 - $200 will be enough for the whole trip. The distances are not huge but do take a lot longer than on the mainland due to the mountainous terrain, e.g. Strahan to Hobart will take approx 5 hours but is only 300 km.
If you go into google and type in car+rental there are websites that compare all the major rental companies so you can see at a glance how much the rental will be, remember that insurance is extra, approx $26 per day.

Re: Cost of Driving in Hobart (round trip)

by capavie

Hi Fazi, I think that entire itinerary will come up to about 1000km of driving. If you rent a 1.5L car, you're probably looking at a fuel consumption of 6.1L/100km. Being conservative, assume it's 7L/100km
This means you'll use about 70L * $1.60/L = $112
So an even safer estimation may be $120 has more information on the fuel consumption of different sizes of rental cars.. the site also has other tips you might find useful

Try which represents Budget, Avis, Hertz, etc. You can find something much less than $230... probably about $180 for 5 days

Travel Tips for Hobart

The Salamanca Market is the...

by Etrain46

The Salamanca Market is the biggest attraction of the weekend in Hobart. The threat of rain when we were there didn't seem to dampen the spirits of anyone. My fondest memory has to do with driving! It was the first time I'd experienced driving 'on the wrong side of the road', shifting with my left hand and steering the vehicle from the right side of the car!


by balhannah

The Shot Tower is located on the Channel Highway at Taroona, about 10ks from Hobart.

It is 48 metres tall and round, was built in 1870. You can't miss it (look at the photo)
It used to be used for the manufacture of lead shot. Molten lead was dropped from a great height, the sphere cooling sufficiently not to flatten when hitting the water at the bottom. There is a 259 spiral staircase to the top.
There is a small museum, gift shop and tea rooms.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm., and the cost is $5.50 in 2010

We didn't climb to the top, evidently the views are good of the Derwent River estuary

Cheap & Fast: The Vietnamese Kitchen

by xuessium about The Vietnamese Kitchen

This is possibly one of the cheapest joint to have a meal in Hobart, especially around upmarket Salamanca Place and Square.

You can get a decent meal for less than A$10. Just don't expect much ambience and quality of food wise.

The cafe/eatery lacks ambience. There. Most folks pop in for a quick and easy (and cheap!) meal and scoot off. The eatery profess to be selling Vietnamese food though I honestly could not recognise them despite their names. I will simply put it as "Asian" and even though I think I'm stretching it a little. "Edible" sounds like a better category. When you are short of cash, could not afford to splurge and hungry, honestly, anything's good.

Port Arthur Historic Site

by liketotravel234

Created with convict labour, the impressive architecture and chilling prison facilities to explore. It is a nationally recognised symbol of Australia's convict past. It made me a bit scary when visiting the prison with the voice recording sounding like a real one.

Free beer courtesy of Cascade Breweries!

by xuessium

Founded by Peter Degraves in 1824, Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest continuously operating brewery. Set in the rolling hills of South Hobart, the historic brewery is set against the majestic backdrop of Mount Wellington. Degraves had vowed to produce "genuine beer... beer that cannot be excelled in this colony."

One-and-a-half hour tours are conducted by guides several times per day, 7 days a week (except on public holidays). Tours include the chance to see some of Australia's best loved premium beers brewed in the historic brewery and a walk through the famous Woodstock gardens. Allow half an hour at the end of the tour for tastings, which are included in the tour price.

$18 for adults, $7 for children and young people under the age of 18, $14 for seniors/students (with cards) and family $42 (two adults and up to four children). Please note that children under 5 years of age are unable to attend due to safety reasons.

Visitors must wear flat shoes. Thongs and sandals are not permitted - covered shoes are essential. Long trousers must be worn - shorts or skirts are not permitted. The tour is not suitable for people who use a walking aid as considerable climbing is involved in the tour.


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Address: 8 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia