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Where to stay in Hobart
Where to stay in Hobart
You can’t go wrong when it comes to deciding where to stay in Hobart. All Hobart neighbourhoods are only a short distance from the city. You should have no problems making your way to Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the waterfront from your accommodation, even in the outskirts of Hobart. For some travellers, staying outside of the action is actually a preferred option, as parking is more accessible in the suburbs.
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Bars, eateries, parks, and shops are right on your doorstep when you stay in the centre of Hobart. It's a breeze to get around with Battery Point, Salamanca Place, and Hobart's waterfront restaurants only a few minutes away on foot. Meanwhile, all the convenience of the inner city's shopping centres and other facilities is only a quick walk from your accommodation.
Battery Point, a five-minute walk away from Hobart CBD, is an area with cute shops and striking colonial homes, many of which feature beautiful front gardens. A hop, skip and a jump from Salamanca Place and just 2km from the Botanical Gardens, Battery Point is a great place to stay if you want to explore Hobart on foot. You aren't far from the action and will have incredible views of both the River Derwent and Mt Wellington.
Best suited to active folk, Sandy Bay is located 3km from the city. It adjoins the suburb of Battery Point, with great trails available nearby along the Derwent river edge. The natural beauty of the area, with its calm waters and leafy streets, in combination with the contrast of large homes and character cottages, will allow you to experience a side of Hobart quite different to the bustling city centre. There are yachts aplenty in the area too, so you could easily arrange a sail.
West Hobart, the relaxed bohemian area of the city, is best if you're passionate about diving into Hobart's creative community. This is a suburb with older homes, gorgeous gardens and narrow, steep streets. In West Hobart, you can stay close to nature reserves without having to compromise proximity to city restaurants and cafes. There's a strong sense of community spirit with grocers, schools, and a butcher shop all close by. Here you can live like a local during your Hobart holiday.
Among one of the best places to stay in Hobart is the North Hobart area. If you're a foodie, you'll be spoiled for choice by the diverse expanse of pubs, bars, and eateries central to the neighbourhood. Use your time in North Hobart to explore the nearby shops, bookstores and cinema, or make the most of the quick walk to the city's CBD.
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Pack comfortable walking shoes for exploring the charming streets of Battery Point and Salamanca Market, a raincoat for the unpredictable Tasmanian weather and a hearty appetite to make the most of the fresh seafood and local produce the city is renowned for. The rest will depend on the time of year you plan to travel.
Hobart is a foodie and adventure seeker’s happy place. Launceston delivers a captivating mix of old and new, with Cataract Gorge a popular backdrop for adventurers. A trip to the famous Salamanca Market, which boasts a vibrant atmosphere filled with local food, crafts and music, is a must. If adventure beckons, head for the hills (literally) – Mount Wellington offers breathtaking views of the city, or take a stroll along the picturesque Battery Point neighbourhood. If you’re looking to get out of the city, about 2.5 hours out of Hobart is where you will find Freycinet National Park where you can slurp back freshly shucked oysters and soak in the absolute serenity. Of course, a trip to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must!
It depends! If you like warm sunny days exploring foodie festivals and watching world-famous yacht races, then you’ll want to visit in summer (December to February). If, however, you love snuggling up in warm coats and winter activities such as skiing and hot chocolates by the fire, the months of June to August can also be a great time to visit.
Marvel at art at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) followed by a wine tasting at Moorilla Winery, down a pint at Australia’s oldest operating brewery, lace up your hiking boots and hit Kunanyi (Mount Wellington), slurp back oysters fresh from the source in Barilla Bay, devour your body weight in cheese and chocolate at Coal River Farm – one thing is for certain, you won’t be hungry (or bored) in Hobart!