CPC17 - Destination
Hobart is Tasmania's capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.
With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.
Award-winning restaurants offer fine dining experiences using the best Tasmanian produce recognised by the world's best chefs, while on the waterfront punts and fishmongers sell the freshest seafood straight from the Southern Ocean.
Enjoy the contrast of elegant heritage sandstone alongside modern architecture. Explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and restaurants in 1830s Georgian warehouses and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca market, Australia's best outdoor market.
For more information visit Discover Tasmania.
Getting to and around Hobart
As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only. Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart. Hobart Airport is approximately 20 minutes from central Hobart.
Airport shuttle bus
The friendly driver of the Tasmanian Redline Airporter bus will take you into Hobart city and drop you at your accommodation (hotel or motel). You can also book this airport shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the airport when you’re ready to leave – just make a booking more than two hours before you want to be picked up. Most hotels will be happy to make the booking for you. Alternatively, click on their link above for contact details and prices.
The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Hobart Airport building. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.
Taxi: City Cabs 131008
Avis Hobart City have a wide range of cars, vans and minibuses available at great rates and are conveniently located in the centre of Hobart within short walking distance of major hotels and venues.
To make a booking or to discuss your requirements please contact their reservations team on 136 333 or online at https://www.avis.com.au/
During summer in Hobart (Dec-Feb), average temperatures range from 11.5 - 21°C (52.7 - 69.8°F). The months of January and February are also the driest, and beaches are warm enough to swim.
Hobart is in daylight savings time from Oct-April.
For the latest forecast go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/hobart.shtml