Hobart Travel Guide

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Hobart Highlights

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    xuessium says…

     Really beautiful waterfront & Salamanca Market! 

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    Gwynneth says…

     Amazingly cold in comparison to the Mainland! 

  • In a nutshell
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    seamandrew says…

     Hobart is a lovely little town and a great choice for anyone looking to stay in Tasmania. 

Hobart Things to Do

  • Mountains.

    Hobart sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington and many suburbs are situated in the foothills including South Hobart, Lenah Valley and Fern Tree. The mountain is easily accessible by car from the city centre but the road can be impassable during winter when snow is frequent. The Wellington Park reserve is a popular area for rock climbing, cycling...

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  • Salamanca Markets.

    While best known for its Saturday Markets, Salamanca Place is a great place to visit on any other day of the week. Spend time visiting the shops and galleries or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants - or just wander up the street taking in the elgance of the historical buildings. The architecture is that of the Georgian period and many of...

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  • Parks / Gardens / National parks.

    Arthur Circus, located in beautiful Battery Point, is a circular street filled with historical cottages that once housed the officers of the nearby Battery Point garrison. Battery Point was established in 1818 and Arthur Circus was developed in 1837. The cottages are in a wonderful condition, privately owned now and the gardens are stunningly...

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Hobart Restaurants

  • Mures Seafood Restaurant

    This Place was highly recommended -made a reservation and it the was MOST DISAPPOINTING part of my whole stay in Tasmania --Food was of the poorest quality serving size was small -Fries were greasy and the shrimp and scallop combo meal served on the UPPER DECK where the food is supposed to be alot betten the downstairs was terrible had no flavor -...

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  • Laksa! in the Mall

    The Flying Wok is located in the city of Glenorchy, HOBART.Address:Shop 32 Northgate Shopping Centre Main RdGlenorchy TAS 7010 AUContact:Phone: 03 62725718Fax: 03 62446699 Laksa - best in Hobart.

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  • Delectable and filling meals

    The name of the place is misleading - this is a buffet restaurant so be prepared to sample many delicious and filling dishes and make sure you come with an empty stomache. The $34 fare per person is not so bad considering there are choices of roast of the day, ham with baked vegies, hot dishes like stews, curries, pasta, pizzas, hot soups, salads...

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Hobart Nightlife

  • Casino.

    Wrest Point was the very first legal casino in Australia and held the only casino licence for many years. Now there are many all over Australia but no visit to Hobart would be complete without a gamble at this, slightly tired, Hobart landmark. Its about the only place thats open 24 hours a day. No jeans or trainers but I don't think you need a...

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  • A traditional Tas Pub

    The 'Telegraph' Hotel was established in the 1850s, it name commemorating the arrival in Hobart of the telegraph in 1857. This revolutionary system of communication with the world began its operations in the old Water Police building which once stood across the road from the Telegraph hotel. By 1900, the 'Telegraph' was teh waterside workers' pub....

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  • Make a camble at the Casino.

    If you would like to make a gamble, you can go to the Casino in Hobart. After a certain time you should wear decent clothes (no sneakers and jeans).

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Hobart Transportation

  • Bus / Coach.

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting. Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel! Most...

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  • Ship / Boat.

    If you're looking to book some guided tours in and around Hobart (including to other parts of Tasmania), you can walk over to the piers and there are at least two tour companies operating from there. They have boat tours and bus tours. If you're one to prefer those types of tours, this is the place to go. It's right on the waterfront.

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  • Metro Tasmania

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting.Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel!Most...

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Hobart Shopping

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  • Shopping for local produce

    This shop has a wide array of baked goods - from the popular local delicacy- scallop pies to pastries, slices, cakes, biscuits..even freshly harvested apples ($4 for 2 kilo bag) which were so crisp and sweet, the best we've had so far!The custard tarts were so good too and a big serve at $5 and other usual favourites- chunky meat pies, sausage...

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  • No College Degrees on these Sheepskins!

    Located just a block away from the fishing piers and a couple blocks away from Franklin Square, is one of the few souvenir shops in the CBD area. It is called Mawson's Sheepskins and Opals, and has a ton of t-shirts, fur products, keyrings, bumper stickers and all those other collectables for the tourists.In the back room however there are a few...

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  • Factory Second Chocolate at half the...

    This is a chocoholics dream. Not only have you spent an hour touring the factory picking up free samples and watching the wonderful brown liquid flow into bar form, but now you get that slightly damaged but perfectly delicious chocolate for 1/3 the price!Bring your pocketbook and your chocolate recipes, because the possibilities are endless when...

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Hobart Local Customs

  • The friendly island.

    People here are really friendly. Don't think that they are making fun of you if a complete strange starts a conversation, thats just the way it is. Relax and remember the way the rest of the world used to be.

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  • Join Generation Y in the Park

    I noticed that there was a very large contingency of youth, ages ranging from 15-25 hanging out in the main park in downtown Hobart. It seemed to me like it was a normal time for school children to be at school still, so this may have been a ditch day!It seemed like this looked very similar to a college square, but UTAS was several blocks away!If...

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  • Reggie Mania!!

    Reggie is the first Tasmanian in a Big Brother house and has won the hearts of Australians everywhere.Thousands of "Go Reggie" bumper stickers thanks to Eye Spy Signs have been given away.As part of the campaign shops and businesses, homes and even a towtruck have been decorated with 'GO Reggie' signs and posters with a $200 prize for the best...

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Hobart Warnings and Dangers

  • Wildlife.

    There are not many dangers in Hobart, it is a nice quiet city, the danger gets when you get out of the city, with snakes (deadly) , big waves (deadly), sharks (deadly), but I did survive them all, so it ain't bad at all, just watch out for them and don't be stupid.

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  • Is it really worth it?

    When flying into Australia, their local custom's agents are very strict as far as what can be brought into the country. This applies twice as much to things like fruits, vegetables, animals, plants, and other living things. I've never seen such strict rules for items like this and it doesn't end here. When flying domestically, you still need to...

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  • Car Theft

    The car park at the Botanic gardens is known for its thefts. Even though we parked only a couple of spaces from the gates, people told us they scared off some youths trying to break in to our car. We didn't have anything of value in it, but it would have cost us if they had broken something. They target interstate cars, and by this, are pretty...

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Hobart Tourist Traps

  • everything closes early

    it is not really a trap but would love to share with you all.as i am from Hong Kong, a night owl city. i almost die of starvation on the first night of arrival of this town as shops closed by 6pm. i walked out after check-in, streets were quiet. i could not even get a loaf of bread in bakery / supermarket. hahahahlucky enough, there were some...

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  • Fuel is abit expensive but...

    Fuel is abit expensive but thats it. I reccomend you visit RICHMOND...It is a historic town with a fantastic old bridge built by convicts, many sandstone buildings are around.

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Hobart What to Pack

  • Clothing.

    Hobart is a tourist friendly city, your trolley bags, backpacks or whatever else you plan to bring will be fine. As a resident of Hobart all my life I can safely say you need to pack for all conditions and that is not a try to be prepared IN CASE of any weather changes, in Tassie you WILL see four seasons not everyday, every hour. There’s an old...

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  • Sun Protection.

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  • 4 seasons

    Hobart is a tourist friendly city, your trolley bags, backpacks or whatever else you plan to bring will be fine. As a resident of Hobart all my life I can safely say you need to pack for all conditions and that is not a try to be prepared IN CASE of any weather changes, in Tassie you WILL see four seasons not everyday, every hour. There’s an old...

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Hobart Off The Beaten Path

  • Suburbs.

    A great trip out of town is to visit Seven Mile Beach. If you're brave enough you can go for a swim is the cold water, if you like walking -there's a trail to Lauderdale (about 10km) from where you can take the bus back to Hobart. Buses: Routes 191 192 291 292 293 X13 X14 X15 X16

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  • Bruny Island

    Bruny Island is only 40minutes by car from Hobart, then a 20minute Ferry ride from the town of Kettering. The cost of the ferry is $25 for a car in 2008.There is a visitor centre at the Ferry terminal at Kettering. You can stay on the island or do a day trip as we did, found this was enough for us, it depends on what you want to do. Bruny Island is...

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  • The SHOT TOWER

    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...

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Hobart Sports & Outdoors

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    If you are a big fan of the Speedway, you should see the Hobart Speedway track. It is a small track.

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  • Salamanca Markets.

    There was music everywhere. There was an absolute gem of an open boat being rowed around with a lady playing piano down the back and a bearded man on accordion amidships (pic 5). Every time they finished a tune applause rang out from all parts of the docks. Then there were the dancing girls in their fetching nautical outfits strutting their stuff;...

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  • General Scenery.

    I'm not sure what did it to be honest. But I left Hobart wanting to see so much more of the little town. In someways it reminded me of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in others, a small Danish coastal village. It had many charms and that intself was my favorite thing about Hobart. It was a great little town which you can tell will someday be a tourist...

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  • National Parks.

    Waterfalls are often a popular destination for tourists and Tassie has its share of good ones. Not all that far away (about an hour) are the most popular of all, Russell. They are located in Mount Field National Park and it will cost your carload $22 to walk five minutes up the trail to view them. However, there is a lot more to see at Mount Field....

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