Virgin Australia operates flights to Hobart every day, from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Hobart Airport Information
Hobart Airport is located in Cambridge, 19km and 20 minutes’ drive from Hobart city centre. The airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: Hobart Airport is serviced by a number of taxi firms. The taxi rank is located outside the domestic terminal.
- Bus: A bus shuttle service operates between Hobart CBD and Hobart Airport for every departure. The bus shuttle departs outside the terminal after the arrival of every flight transferring guests to the city.
Things to do in Hobart
Nestled in the foothills of Mt Wellington, on the shore of the Derwent River, Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city and southernmost capital. Built by convict labour, Hobart was originally a penal colony; but has since shaken its dark past to become a city of integrity that mixes the old with the new and showcases culture, activity and history. The Hobart’s rich colonial heritage, natural charms and laid-back attitude complement the city’s penchant for festivals, urban restaurants and hip bars.
Hobart has something to entice and entertain everyone. Adventurers, history buffs, nature lovers, culture enthusiasts and foodies are all catered for with a variety of extraordinary things to do and see. Hobart is Australia’s second oldest and most historic city, and displays the country’s European roots in districts like Salamanca Place, Battery Point and Port Arthur. The city is renowned as a cultural hotspot, home to the galleries and art studios Salamanca Arts Centre and the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The Tasmanian capital and its surrounds also provide the perfect playground for nature lovers with Mount Field National Park, Bonorong Wildlife, Mt Wellington, Cradle Mountain, Bruny Island, Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires all within easy driving distance.
Hobart is Tasmania’s premier shopping destination, highlighting a number of local, national and international retailers. The CBD, predominantly the area located around Elizabeth Street, is home to a multitude of shopping arcades and centres containing high-street names, national chains and one-off stores. Outside the city centre, the seaside suburb of Sandy Bay is a popular haunt for high-end fashion lovers, lined with flagship stores and quirky boutiques. Hobart’s premier entertainment hub, Salamanca Place is a must visit for culture hound, boasting galleries, studios, retailers, boutiques, and a renowned weekly markets. North of the city, Glenorchy showcases a range of shopping options, while nearby Bellerive is home to a number of exceptional shops.
Hobart showcases Tasmania’s best seasonal produce at number of world-class restaurants, trendy cafes and farm-fresh markets. Meet the farmers and producers and sample their harvests at Salamanca Market. Visit the restaurants, cafés and bars that occupy the historic sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and Salamanca Square. Venture to the prestigious suburb of Sandy Bay, to enjoy fine dining with exclusive waterfront views. Or taste Tasmania at one of the many specialist delicatessens or grocers that dot the city and suburbs – local specialties include sauces, handmade chocolates, fudge and ice cream and organic fruits. A visit to a seafood co-op is also a must do, as Tasmania boasts some of the world’s most sought after oysters, wild trout, Atlantic salmon, octopus lobster, abalone and king crabs.
No trip to Tasmania is complete without taste-testing a local brew, wine or whisky. Hobart is home to notable names like Cascade beer, Meadowbank Estate wines and Lark Whisky Distillery single malt whiskey. Home-grown Tasmanian and Hobart wines, beers and spirits can also be enjoyed at a number of bars in Salamanca Place and Salamanca Square, restaurants on Sandy Bay Road and pubs in the inner-city.
Hobart Holiday Packages
Experience all that Hobart has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Hobart holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.