In Hobart you’re welcome to a four white-walled stay in a chain hotel. We have plenty of those. In fact, they seem plenty full. Delve a little deeper and there’s a place slipped away in the forested suburbs filled with hundreds of library books, the collection of a well-known writer. There’s hostels that are not for the average backpacker but instead offer a help-yourself veggie patch, views of the mountain and bikes for those with a penchant for riding to MONA. Go all out, and stay at the waterfront’s latest hotel, so close you can nearly cast a fishing line from the penthouse suite or settle for something in between. Then there’s the inner-city pillows and art hotel to rest your head. Take your pick.
Many hotels are centrally located downtown, allowing visitors to roam free and walk to top attractions, museums, and restaurants.
There’s plenty of ways to pop down to Hobart. Come by air to our ‘international airport’ but don’t expect there to be seventeen take offs in line when you land. Hobart International Airport is growing due to fierce demand but it’s not L.A. As with the joy of Tassie, only a 15 minute commute and you’ll be in the heart of Hobart. You can even post a letter at the GPO. There’s friendly bus drivers to deliver you to your accommodation and the cab fare to the city won’t break the bank for your trip to SalamancaMarket.
Alternatively, take the ferry from mainland Australia. The Spirit of Tasmania departs from Melbourne and arrives in Devonport. This little northwest town is well worth exploring. From there, head for Hobart via the Heritage Highway that will take just over 3 hours.