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Doing the time of your life in historic Hobart

Sure, it started out as a penal colony, but nowadays NOT visiting Hobart would be the real crime. The capital city of Tasmania, Hobart's a bustling metropolitan hub that sees more than a million visitors every year, and you can find everything from museums and 19th-century buildings to funky shops, buzzy dining and a number of sandy beaches. You won't have any trouble finding central Hobart vacation rentals close to local landmarks like the Tasman Bridge, Mount Wellington or the bustling Salamanca Market.

Things to do

Get your culture fix in Hobart's museums

With a wealth of 19th-century architecture and countless art and culture institutions throughout the city, you won't have any trouble finding worthwhile sights in Hobart. If you're looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, head to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Here, you can find a number of permanent and rotating exhibits of art and cultural artifacts from throughout the region, country and globe. Or you can check out the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, where you can explore 14 hectares of landscaped gardens with plants from all over the world.

Activities

Daylife, nightlife and everything in between in Hobart

A major vacation destination that hosts almost 2 million visitors annually, you'll never have a dull moment in Hobart. The city's scenic, sandy beaches are a sure bet, and you'll find plenty of space for swimming, sunbathing, boating and more at the charming Long Beach in the nearby suburb of Sandy Bay. Fashionistas can peruse the main shopping districts along Elizabeth and Liverpool streets in downtown Hobart, and you can find plenty of buzzy nightlife and live entertainment venues in the area, too.

Weather

A tan for all seasons – Hobart's pleasant year-round weather

Hobart has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers, cool winters and moderate rainfall and humidity throughout the year. Summer highs hover around 22 degrees in January and February, while average winter temperatures range from 9 to 12 degrees in June and July. Despite the mild weather in town, nearby Mount Wellington sees regular snowfall and sub-zero temperatures throughout the winter months. Summer is the busiest time of year in the area, and you'll be most likely to score killer deals on Hobart vacation rentals during the slower winter months.

Natural highlights

Mountains to the sea – the highs and lows of Hobart scenery

Hobart lies along the estuary of the River Derwent, just north of the Tasman Sea. You can find plenty of islands in the bay, as well as sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and a number of protected coves and inlets. The city itself is fairly dense and urban, with a bustling central business district that gives way to modern suburbs further out from the city centre. To the west, the 1,271-metre-high Mount Wellington offers hiking and cycling trails, and you can find a number of Hobart vacation rentals with scenic mountain views.

How to get there

How to get to and around Hobart

Fly into Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Hobart?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 272 holiday rentals around Hobart. From 126 Houses to 93 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hobart is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hobart?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hobart. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sullivan's Cove: 380 holiday rentals
  • Constitution Dock: 379 holiday rentals
  • Mona Ferry Terminal: 378 holiday rentals
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church: 378 holiday rentals
  • Train Park: 378 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hobart listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hobart?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 126 Houses in Hobart. Our other popular types of Hobart holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 93 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 15 holiday houses
  • Studios: 103 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hobart?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Hobart. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.