Hobart may be the smallest capital city, but it comes packed with things to see and do. While its island location suggests a place that’s far away, Hobart is anything but remote. With direct links from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Hobart is little more than a one stop connection to the rest of Australia. Flying time from Melbourne is just over one hour, with Sydney under 2 hours, and Brisbane, approximately two and half hours away.
Best of all, there are plenty of great airfare deals to be found with Aunt Betty. While Hobart Airport is small in comparison to its capital city cousins on the mainland, both Qantas (QantasLink) and Virgin Australia, as well as Australia’s top two low fare airlines, Jetstar and Tigerair, all offer competitive one-way and direct fares.
There’s no better time to visit Tasmania than in summer. The warm, sunny days brighten any holiday, and in Hobart, visitors will find plenty to see and do. With summer comes school holidays, and lots of family travel, but with the increased service by low-fare airlines, and increased competition between Qantas and Virgin Australia, there are still airfare deals to be found even in this peak travel season.
Of course, Hobart is a four season destination and there’s plenty to see and do during the cooler months. Enjoy the Tasmanian spring bloom or take in the autumn colours. And what can be more cosy than curling up in front of a warm fire at one of Hobart’s boutique hotels or B&Bs? Outside of school holidays, these are the best times to find low fares to Hobart.
Hobart International Airport is located about 17 kilometres east of the CBD. The Tasman Highway (A3) connects the airport with the city. Travel time by car or taxi is about 15 minutes. Car rental desks are located outside the main terminal. Shuttle service is also available through The Redline Airporter. The bus will pick-up and drop-off at area hotels. A taxi rank is located outside the main terminal.
Search terminal maps and car park facilities on the airport’s handy Terminal Information page.
Passengers will find a wide range of facilities and helpful services at Hobart Airport. Have time between flights? Hobart Airport offers a selection of shops and eateries to choose from. Passengers can get their coffee fix at Black Café or Lavazza, grab a meal and a drink at IronHouse Brewery or Trattoria Prego, or take in some last minute shopping at the retail shops.
Located on Tasmania’s southern shore, this historic port city has become a hub of activity, with pubs and restaurants, brew houses and shops now occupying the swank, colonial era warehouses at Salamanca Place. Of course you won’t want to miss the Salamanca Markets, where every Saturday the waterfront venue offers nearly 300 retail stalls. Shoppers will find everything from clothing and jewellery to ceramics and glassware, and of course food! Still hungry? Sampling the fish ‘n chips along the waterfront is a must, or if you’re into something swankier, head to Elizabeth Street Pier for a sit down lunch or dinner.
Take a step back in time with a stroll through nearby Battery Point. Filled with colonial era homes and buildings, the neighbourhood is the perfect spot for shopping, antiquing and sightseeing. Some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes can be found here too.
Popular tours in and around Hobart include: