Simultaneously hip and folksy, Hobart is blessed with a plethora of chic cafes and restaurants, exciting festivals and a lively music scene, natural beauty and stunning views. Since this location is home to so much activity and given that most of these activities are centrally located, it is no surprise that it is rapidly becoming a popular tourist hangout. Although tourists are beginning to discover the joys of this destination, cheap flights to Hobart are still relatively easy to find during the majority of the year.
Best time to go to Hobart
Most tourists crowd this fabulous location from December through February, as the climate is pleasantly hot throughout the day and beautifully warm at night. These temperatures make the peak season a great time to visit, as you will be able to comfortably take part in one of the many events, such as the Royal Hobart Regatta, the Taste of Tasmania, and the Summer and Fall Music Festivals.
The shoulder season in Hobart falls from March to June, then again in September to November. The shoulder season is a great time to visit the area; not only are flights cheap, but the weather is relatively dry and warm and the ground bursts with bright, beautiful wildflowers.
Flights are at their cheapest from July to August, when tourists typically avoid the area in search of warmer temperatures. Although the city may be cool and little rainy, this is still a good time to visit if you would like to indulge in one of the many indoor activities, like touring the Cascade Brewery, taking in a show at the New Sydney Hotel, or browsing the wares of the Bathurst Street Antique Centre.
Hobart Airport and transfer information
Hobart International Airport (HBA)
Distance: 17km east to Hobart
The Hobart International Airport offers three options for ground transport: the airport shuttle bus, taxis and car rentals. The shuttle bus is inexpensive and takes about 45 minutes to arrive in the centre of town. Taxis and rental cars allow for more flexibility and a quicker trip; however, they can be expensive for the budget traveller.
Online resources for your travel to Hobart
The Hobart International Airport website provides information on flights, ground transport, and tips on visiting the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology gives a detailed seven-day forecast and weather warnings for Hobart and around.