Flights to Hobart

Cheap Flights to Hobart

Situated at the mouth of the Derwent River, and nestled in the shadow of bold Mount Wellington, the historic port-town of Hobart is full of sea-salty charm. As Australia's second oldest capital city, charming heritage buildings line the streets, which are now occupied by galleries, boutique stores and chic cafes.

Airlines flying to Hobart

Direct flights to Hobart are available from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. For most other Australian cities, you'll need to stop-over in Melbourne or Sydney. Jetstar and Tigerair offer the most competitive prices, especially if you're flying from Melbourne. If you're travelling from other capital cities, Qantas and Virgin also offer affordable airfares.

Getting to and from the airport

Hobart International Airport is located 17km from the CBD. There are several transfer options available.

Taxi: A taxi ride into Hobart takes about 20 minutes and will cost about $40.

Rideshare: Uber is available. Fares depend on the type of vehicle you select but will start from about $35.

Skybus: Using the Skybus is the most economical option. One-way adult tickets are $19.50 and return tickets $36, and family deals are available. The bus will drop you off at one of four convenient locations in the centre of Hobart. The Skybus operates every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

Car rental: Seven car rental companies can are available in the arrivals hall at the airport.

Getting to Hobart

Hobart is a great place to stretch your legs. The small city is fairly easy to get around on foot, or by bike. For when you need to go a bit further, Hobart's public buses are an affordable way to reach most popular attractions. However, if you're planning on exploring further than Hobart, then renting a car or campervan is an excellent way to explore Tasmania on a budget.

What to do in Hobart

Mount Wellington: Dominating the landscape around Hobart is the majestic Mount Wellington, or Kunanyi as the traditional custodians call it. The spectacular views from its 1,200m-high peak can be reached easily by car, or if you're feeling energetic, by foot. Depending on the mood of the mountain, you'll witness a breathtaking view, or you'll have an otherworldly experience, engulfed in mist and clouds.

Salamanca Place: Lined with heritage sandstone buildings that date back to the 1830s, Salamanca Place reminds us of Hobart's bygone era of whaling. These days, Salamanca is the place to come for cocktails and an excellent meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants available. It's also home to the quintessential-Hobart Salamanca markets held every Saturday.

MONA: The Museum of New and Old Art is home to a world-class private art collection of the philanthropist, David Walsh. The art, notorious for its themes of sex and death, extends through three underground levels and includes ancient antiquities, contemporary art masterpieces, with notable works by Sidney Nolan and James Turrell. Self-proclaimed by Walsh as a "subversive adult-Disney Land", the art is thought-provoking, and at times, disturbing. Catching the camouflaged catamaran to the Museum is half of the fun, especially if you upgrade to the "posh pit", with complimentary drinks and canapes in a private bar on board.

Cascade Brewery: Discover the secret to brewing a great beer at Australia's oldest brewery, dating back to 1824. Join a tour to learn more about the history and process, or enjoy a tasting paddle of Cascade beers and Mercury ciders in the heritage gardens.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Explore the rich history and culture of Tasmania at this combined Gallery, Museum, and Herbarium. Don't miss the immersive ingina tunapri Tasmanian Aboriginal Gallery, which explores and celebrates the journey of Tasmanian Aboriginals. There is also a fascinating look into the enigma of Tasmania, the Thylacine. The exhibit is a stark reminder of how quickly our native animals can be lost.

Bruny Island: This small island is situated just an hour south of Hobart. Join a wildness cruise for a chance to see Australian fur seals, whales, dolphins and more, along the beautiful and rugged coastline. The island is also famous for its food, cheese in particular. Sample cheeses to your heart's content at Bruny Island Cheese Co., before shucking into some beautiful fresh oysters at Get Shucked.

What to eat in Hobart

Preachers: This pub is a hidden gem just up the hill from Salamanca Place. It's cosy, laid back, and might be the only pub in Australia where you can enjoy a pint and some hot chips in an old school bus. It's got lots of board games to choose from, perfect for cosying up by the fire in winter.

Salamanca Markets: Enjoy fresh produce, buttery pastries, and delicious coffee as you stroll through the 300 stalls at this iconic Saturday morning market.

Franklin: It wouldn't be a complete trip to Hobart without delving into the burgeoning culinary scene. Franklin is an award-winning restaurant that offers an exquisite, yet affordable, degustation menu for $90 per person. The menu changes seasonally, but you can expect the finest locally grown and sourced ingredients.

The Standard: This hip little burger joint serves up the best burgers in Tasmania, or possibly the world. Chow down on delicious American style burgers on a soft brioche bun, while savouring the 80s aesthetic.

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