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Couple of questions about travelling to Hobart

colder_weather
posted 8-7-2023 @ 01:51 PM www
Couple of questions about travelling to Hobart

thinking of organising a surprise holiday in Tassie next month.

My main question is:

Is transport from the airport (Hobart) readily available? And then back from city centre to airport when it's time to leave?

and some ideas of things to do--2 adults, no car.

Just tossing up ideas.

TIA
posted 8-7-2023 @ 02:20 PM www


Just another idea. We went on a cruise ship. No transport to airports needed. No fuel cost or accommodation needed so makes cruise cost relative.
Relaxing fab trip. Meals etc provided.
The cruise ship terminal is right at the city. Just walk off and into town.




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colder_weather
posted 8-7-2023 @ 02:27 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by gr82do  
Just another idea. We went on a cruise ship. No transport to airports needed. No fuel cost or accommodation needed so makes cruise cost relative.
Relaxing fab trip. Meals etc provided.
The cruise ship terminal is right at the city. Just walk off and into town.


we have a voucher to use for accommodation so that's not an issue.

And I tend to get motion sickness so perhaps that wouldn't be an ideal option
posted 8-7-2023 @ 03:18 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by colder_weather  
thinking of organising a surprise holiday in Tassie next month.

My main question is:

Is transport from the airport (Hobart) readily available? And then back from city centre to airport when it's time to leave?

and some ideas of things to do--2 adults, no car.

Just tossing up ideas.

TIA


Yes transport is readily available. Like any airport arrival I would recommend you decide how you're going to get to and from in advance and make the necessary bookings rather than just turn up. UBER of course is available and taxis. It's all a matter of planning your return and making sure you are at the airport early. I would use the bus personally. Some of them drop you off at your accommodation and pick you up there again. Here's one. https://www.skybus.com.au/hobart-express/?gad=1&gclid=Cj...

Mount Wellington summit is a good place to visit but again use the other special explorer mini bus to get up and back. Excellent views.

Get the ferry to MONA museum and enjoy a visit there. You might want to read up on it first to make sure it is your cup of tea though.

I recommend the Drunken Admiral restaurant which is on the docks area for dinner. I also like Mures Upper Deck for a lengthy lunch and they have dinner also. Ask for a window seat.

Are you there on a Saturday. Make sure you visit Salamanca Market. Don't leave it to the afternoon though. I usually get there around 10am.

If you an get a tour bus that goes to Richmond which is a Georgian village about 30 kilometres out of town which has a fully intact convict gaol you can visit and go in the original cells. Small admission charge. Many people get the day trip to Port Arthur which was the major gaol but the buildings are just ruins with no roof or cells and for me it is a waste of time. Richmond for the intact gaol! Richmond also has the famous convict built bridge. Try lovetasmaniatours.com.au

There is a replica of Mawson's Hut on the docks who was the famous explorer. It's modelled on the hut he built in Antarctica.

Perhaps a seaplane flight. https://aboveandbeyond.flights/

Others may have some more suggestions. Enjoy.
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posted 8-7-2023 @ 03:19 PM www


Quote: Originally posted by colder_weather  
thinking of organising a surprise holiday in Tassie next month.

My main question is:

Is transport from the airport (Hobart) readily available? And then back from city centre to airport when it's time to leave?

and some ideas of things to do--2 adults, no car.

Just tossing up ideas.TIA


Yes we easily caught a taxi to and from the airport into Hobart - our flight arrived after 8pm in the evening.

Things to check out

Salamanca Markets on Saturdays

Kelly’s steps to Battery Point

Botanical gardens - a "Hop on Hop off" bus pass will get you there I think you can buy both 1 and 2 day passes for these. They will also get you to Mt Wellington

There was also a walking tour from Macq1 at 10am that does a historical 1 hour walk think it cost $20 per head if you weren’t staying at the building. That was a couple of years ago now so not sure if it's still going.

You could also visit MONA

We also did a tour that went out to Bruny Island (we bought tickets off the Red Balloon website for that)


posted 9-7-2023 @ 11:53 AM www


Wrest Point Revolving Restaurant is nice for a dining treat. Great views, ask for a seat by the window.
posted 9-7-2023 @ 12:12 PM www


Hubby and I were there just afew months ago , just for 3 days and for the first time just booked flights and accomdation. We decided to go as we feel.
We had no issue with taxis and ubers, it was a breeze. Stayed in the centre, lots of walks. Along the wharfs so many kiosks to book whatever you feel like. Decided to do a last minute dinner cruise and it was great, so informative and a nice feel on board. They have so much for tourists to do. So many cool places to eat and drink. The local park, even had a band playing with food trucks, so we did some dancing, first time we were spontaneous. I usually love order and pre book everything. Wishing you a wonderful trip. We can't wait to return:):):)
posted 9-7-2023 @ 02:04 PM www



Worth upgrading to the Posh Pit on the MONA Ferry at the Pointy End of the boat....

Interesting op shops.

Botanical Gardens lovely - take the bus timetable with you...




posted 9-7-2023 @ 03:44 PM www


Thanks for all the tips thinking of heading there next time I see good priced flights
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