Accommodation in Hobart
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and is a beautifully situated town with some interesting historical buildings. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney.
Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets
Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, lodges and accomodation in Tasmania for all budgets!
Henry Jones ****
“Boutique heritage hotel located on Hobart’s waterfront. Great central location, funky interior and excellent fine dining.”
More information about Tasmania
Every Saturday in Hobart a popular spot is the Salamanca Market where you can buy anything from handmade crafts to clothing and fresh fruit and organic vegetables – there is always great music and buskers as well. Find Out More >
2. Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement in Tasmania. It is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas consisting of eleven penal sites. After the American War of Independence Britain could no longer send her convicts to America, so after 1788 they were transported to the Australian colonies. Find Out More >
3. The Overland Track
The iconic 65km six day bush trek from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair is one of Australia’s most favorite walks. Find Out More >
4. Wine Glass Bay
Wine Glass bay is voted one of the top 10 beaches of the world. Located on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula this pristine white sandy beach with sapphire colored sea is a stunning spot not to be missed. Find Out More >
5. Blow Hole and Tasman Arch
These two unusual geological formations can be found in the Tasman National Park. They can be reached by car but for the best views we recommend you do one of the great bushwalks. Find Out More >
6. Scuba Diving
Tasmania has some of the best temperate diving in the world. From giant kelp forests to shipwrecks there are plenty to explore along the coast. Find Out More >
Because Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia it is home to many animals and plants that are rare or even extinct in other areas of the world including Tasmanian devil, platypus, echidna, and forester kangaroo. Besides these rare animals you will commonly spot kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons. Wombats can be found in many national parks. Find Out More >
8. Bays of Fires
Bay of fires is a beautiful region with pristine white beaches, stunning blue water and orange hued granite. It is a popular spot for camping, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming and surfing. Find Out More >
9. Cataract Gorge
Unique natural formation within two minute drive from central Launceston. Here you will find walking and hiking trails and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Find Out More >
10. Hastings Caves
Hastings Caves Reserve is the setting of a complex of magical caves of flowstones and natural hot springs a 90 minute drive from Hobart. Find Out More >
It is also possible to get around by bus but careful planning is advised as the services are not frequent.
Seeing Tasmania by bike is also a popular option in the summer months.