Whatever brings you to Hobart these holidays, we have Hobart accommodation
to suit every budget and holiday need, from budget hotels for solo travellers to two or three-bedroom apartments for families. Our Hobart hotels are a great base for exploring all the city's historic attractions which have made it one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2013. Runnymede House, overlooking New Town Bay, was built in the 1830’s by Robert Pitcairn, the first lawyer to qualify in Tasmania, who was a strong supporter for the closure of convict transportation. The house is a fully restored colonial residence surrounded by pretty gardens. See a fine collection of colonial art at the Allport Library, The Museum of Fine Arts and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which also has extensive exhibits of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. For a taste of the unexpected, head to MONA, The Museum of Old and New Art in Berriedale.
Visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens to see the historic Arthur Wall. This internally heated wall was built in 1829 to grow exotic fruits to supply the fledgling colony. To see rare antiques in a vineyard setting, visit the world-class Museum of Antiquities at Moorilla Estate. And if you have time, take the ghost tour at the Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Courts, which features underground passages, cells and the gallows on which 32 people died.
Tasmania's colourful maritime history can be seen in Hobart harbour which is easily accessible from our Hobart hotels. A far cry from the early explorers and the first European settlement in 1804, the harbour is still alive today, with Antarctic supply ships and visiting ocean liners taking dock. While you’re here, visit the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, take a scenic cruise up the Derwent River or take a sailing lesson on a majestic replica of a sailing boat. Salamanca Place is one of the city's liveliest districts and is easily accessible from our Hobart hotels. Georgian warehouses have been restored as artist studios and restaurants, transforming the scenic waterfront into a trendy neighbourhood. Here on a Saturday? Check out the markets in Salamanca Place for some yummy Tassie treats.
While staying in our Hobart accommodation, check out one of the many Aboriginal midden sites dotted up and down the coast. These sites are where generations of Aboriginal people cooked shellfish meals and it is asked that visitors please leave them undisturbed. Our Hobart accommodation is also a great base over the Christmas-New Year period to celebrate the annual ocean yacht races of the Sydney-to-Hobart and Melbourne-to-Hobart, which finishes in Constitution Dock. If you’re heading to Hobart to watch the cricket, we also have a number of hotels near Bellerive Oval
that will save you time getting to the game. Want to experience life outside of Hobart? Explore the rest of the state with our Tasmania accommodation