The capital city of Tasmania is the perfect base from which to explore other diverse and fascinating parts of the state. These includes the Huon Valley and the South West Wilderness, Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur with its convict history and the lovely rural areas and historic towns along the Heritage Highway. Tasmania is well known for producing beautiful food and wine and has many great restaurants, breweries and wineries to tantalise your tastebuds.

Facts

Population

216,656

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Majority of shops are open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Some shops have extended hours on Thursday and Friday nights and some also stay open on Sunday.

Newspapers

The Australian The Mercury The Sunday Tasmanian

Tourist information

Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre 20 Davey Street, Hobart +61 3 6238 4222 Opening hours: 8.30am-5.30pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Travel to Hobart

Prepare yourself for a fantastic time when you book your flights to Hobart with Etihad Airways. Once a city with a tumultuous past, Hobart grew to become one of the earliest state capitals of Australia. With its beginnings as a penal colony long gone, and its city streets now lined with beautifully restored buildings, one can truly appreciate the magic of Hobart.

Top 5 Things To Do in Hobart

  • Climb the thickly forested Mt. Wellington to explore hidden forest trails and take in a splendid view of Hobart City from the mountain peak
  • Visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a destination for all animal lovers where you can see the different species native to Australia
  • Have a picnic in The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, a paradise close to the city, or simply walk around and appreciate the flora on display
  • Stroll along ‘Lousia’s Walk’ and experience a walking theatre as actors bring to life a piece of Hobart’s history
  • See stunning architecture and eclectic pieces of art in the Museum of Old and New Art. Located in the Morillia winery it offers more than a traditional gallery

Plan Your Hobart Holiday

Hobart has well defined seasons, each with its own appeal and with Etihad Airways’ exciting flight deals to Hobart, you can enjoy any you choose. Given its year round appeal, it is recommended that you book your tickets to Hobart in advance. December to February are the warm summer months that bring to town festivals and small fairs. March to May is the autumn season, characterised by the freshest of Tasmanian produce. June to August brings the delicious chocolate festival, while September to November are the cool spring months where gardens are in full bloom. Both luxurious and cheap hotels in Hobart ensure a comfortable stay.

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