Bustling Hobart is loaded with history, fascinating architecture and great bars—including the oldest pub in Australia. It’s also got four distinct seasons, so if you’re visiting during the winter, dig out that jacket from the back of your closet.
You’ll appreciate the brisk air as you walk through the city’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods and tuck into some delicious Tasmanian lobster on a heated terrace. Book your car hire in Hobart before your trip so you can cruise over to nearby Mount Wellington and all the delightful vino of the Coal River Valley.
Hobart car hire lets you easily explore all of the city’s unique neighbourhoods. Start down by the waterfront and take in the mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture, along with many sandstone warehouses. The area around Salamanca Place has heaps of local art galleries, friendly pubs and restaurants where you can fill up on yummy scallop pie.
Still hungry? Then it’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth with a tour of Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory—just don’t tell your dentist we sent you there.
When the sun goes down, it’s time to meet your future lifelong friends at any of the good-time pubs along Battery Point. Drink up!
It’s okay if your Hobart accommodation gets lonely. You have places to go. Pack up your Hobart car rental and head to Mount Wellington, just 20km outside the city. The mountain and surrounding park offers trails for all levels of hikers. If you have some serious Cadbury chocolate-related calories to burn off, you may want to plan on an extended day.
For those who would rather drink up the fruits of nature rather than observe them, Coal River Valley, roughly 20km east of Hobart, is prime wine country. If you need some extra cash to bring your favourite bottles home for your personal wine collection, Wotif can help you find great Hobart packages that will keep more money in your pockets.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Hobart? Check out our Hobart travel guide!