Hobart is a lively and friendly city of Tasmania located in the South-East coast of Australia. It is a perfect blend of 19th century’s class as well as sophistication with 21st century’s liveliness and warmth. Hobart is full of waterside restaurants, cafes and many converted studios that are situated in the warehouses structures centuries ago near the harbor comprising of yachts and boats. The city’s charm that attracts even more tourists from around the world is from its lively nightlife; art displays and relaxed pace of its locals. To welcome the tourists into the city, Hobart International Airport caters for International flights from all over the world. Domestic flight connectivity to other cities is also quite smooth and active.
As per the survey done in 2011, Greater Hobart comprised of population around 211,656 while the city of Hobart ranged around 48, 703. In accordance with the census approximately 18% of the population of greater Hobart had birth overseas especially in UK, New Zealand as well as China. As per another survey done, most common occupation taken up by people of Hobart is – Professionals – 21.6% then administrative and clerical workers – 16.1% followed by technicians and trades workers – 13.8%. Last two categories are managers with 11.5% and personal service workers at 10.6%. Although the annual household income of natives is around $1,027, the weekly household income on an average is $869.
Hobart is situated in such a region that all round the year tourists can arrive for vacation in the city for leisure and relaxation. However, the best time to visit Hobart is in summer season from months December to February. This reason will probably create an issue for those tourists who do not book for their accommodation in advance as there is an influx of tourists from all over the world who have already booked their rooms and villas. This season is the best option in scenario that you wish to take part in outdoor activities along with witnessing the coming together of all the locals and tourists alike in festivals and events surfacing in theses months. Some of the most viewed festivals and events are Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Hobart Summer Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival.
Spring months from September to November enhances the beauty of the city to another level and is celebrated with tulip Festival. On the same hand, autumn months from March to May are another spectacular time to visit Hobart with Hobart Fringe Festival a must to visit. However, winters from June to August are advisable to avoid as this season is quite cold and most of the tourists avoid getting out of their blanket and quilts.
International Airport of Hobart caters for both foreign nationals and locals to and from countries overseas as well as the cities of Australia. Considering the popularity of the city in Summer time, the airport is well equipped with facilities and services to cater for all the whims and fancies of the passengers in order to make their landing or take off comfortable and smooth. Some of the facilities are listed below:
The passengers can opt from shuttle bus service, rented cars, personal vehicle or taxis to get to airport or go from the airport to their rented accommodation.
The airport also caters for a hotel named The Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport that is situated near the airport is perfect place to stay over in case the tourists have to catch an early morning flight. The hotel also provides airport shuttle service to get and leave the passenger at airport.
The building of the airport consists of check-in desks right in the middle of the terminal. In the scenario wherein you are at the airport to pick someone up, then as per the flight they are coming in you can choose to stand in appropriate direction of the airport.
The terminal building is well equipped with sign boards giving proper direction for restrooms catering facilities for all including babies and toddlers who might require changing of clothes and feeding.
Hobart International Airport is located in Cambridge, about 17 km in the North-East direction of Hobart. This airport is considered to be the major airport for passengers in Tasmania. Airlines catered by the airport for domestic connectivity are:
Australia is quite famous for its food and chef specialties. Hobart is no different in reputation where good and delicious food is concerned. Some of the hotshot restaurant options in Hobart are:
The popularity of this cafe is sky rocketing with its Saturday brunch menu being in the center. Its diverse menu for other meal times and snacks are also quite mouthwatering. Special breakfasts inclusive of bagels, burgers and salads completed with steamy hot or cool coffee and beverages presented by ever smiling staff of the cafe makes the ambience filled with jazz music more comfy and entertaining.
Filled with sweet delicacies Jackman & McRoss is that one bakery in Hobart where one can just fill up their tummies by looking and wafting in the scent of creamy baked goods. From delicious pies and tarts to pastries and baguettes you can get every kind of sugary goods here. Sip your morning tea or coffee with a piece of cake, blackberry pie or quiche to kick-start your morning on a very tasty note. The service is quite prompt by the ever jovial staff.
Annapurna restaurant offers spicy Indian cuisine and is amongst a must visit item in the list of tourists with locals recommending it to everyone who have yet to visit this place. Chefs’ expert in serving finger licking Northern and Southern Indian dishes make this place booking necessary restaurant due to its popularity. One of the local and tourists alike favorite is the masala dosa.
Classic seafood restaurant facing the water on its side that can be viewed through glass fronted pavilion has always been a must visit place in Hobart. With few recommendations like Cajun spiced fish with citrus butter and mash or the favorite of all visitors – Bruny Island oysters with ponzu citrus dressing. Although it’s a little far from the city but is worth all the effort and money spent on the taxi and also it is advised to book table in advance.
Tourism in Hobart is ever increasing due to some of its mind blowing attractions like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, St. George’s Anglican Church and Van Diemen’s Land Fold Museum etc. Although top favorites of many tourists is to go for tours and excursions as they cover large span of area of Tasmania while providing all the needed information about all the covered place from expert guides. It also helps to connect with the locals of that particular area. Thus some of the must do tours and excursions are:
This Tasmanian Combo excursion of 3 days starts from Launceston to Hobart and takes you on the wild ride showcasing top three sights of Tasmania. 3 action-packed days of wildlife tour, walks on famous trails, famous tourist attraction destinations and visit to off beaten path for better understanding of local Tasmania. You can reserve rooms of your own choice as per your need and budget.
5-Day Highlights of Tasmania: This excursion of Tasmania is one of the most famous and opted for tour in Hobart as it allows tourists to visit basic sights that make Tasmania popular in just 5 days. Considering the size of Australia getting familiar with a State in minimum days makes it even more fascinating. It introduces the ruggedness of Australia, rare wildlife, golden beaches and also connects tourists with the ever popular hospitality of Tasmania. The tour is structured and guided by the ever knowledgeable locals of Tasmania. With this tour many iconic sights of Tasmania can be seen – Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian Devil, Wineglass Bay, ruins of Port Arthur etc.
|Wheel Chair Availability||Yes|
|Prepaid Booth (TAXI)||Yes|
|Terminal Interchanging Facility||No|
|Domestic Flights Connectivity||Yes|
|One Day Shelter||Yes|
|Taxi Cost||$1.94 / km (AUD)|
|Apartments Rent||Starting from $190/week|
|Beer||$4.00/ 0.5l (AUD)|
|Mineral Water||$ 2.33 / 1.5l (AUD))|