Hobart is a compact city and without doubt the best way to take in its historic buildings and city attractions is on foot. After exploring Sullivans Cove and the commercial heart, you will find more than 30 well-defined walking tracks and trails in and around the city – an initiative of the Greater Hobart Trails project.
What goes for walking applies to cycling too. Hobart is a great city to take in by bike – the traffic is never too heavy, and the morning and evening “rush hour” is short. For an easy scenic ride, there is a 15.6-kilometre inner-city cycleway that will take you from Sullivans Cove to Claremont via the Botanic Gardens.
The primary form of public transport in Hobart is buses. Regular and efficient services are run by Metro, which has an information centre in Elizabeth Street. Fares are charged by distance, and paid in cash or by a Metro Greencard which can be topped up. Cards are available from Metro agents displaying the green-and-yellow Metro sign.
A walk along the waterfront at Sullivans Cove will throw up several local cruise and ferry options. The catamaran is a great way to get to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). There is also a hop-on, hop-off tourist bus, and a vintage tourist-route tram.