Hobart is an innovative city that has a lively economic hub, but is also no stranger to nature with the dramatic and beautiful Mount Wellington serving as a backdrop. Holiday villas in Hobart offering panoramic views of the water on one side and the mount on the other are one the best options for accommodation in Hobart.
Between exploring the capital city and taking advantage of the natural wonders that are on Hobart’s doorstep, there is little problem finding ways to spend your time in Hobart. Self-contained apartments are a popular form of holiday accommodation in Hobart but with a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants available to tantalise your tastebuds, be sure to dine out at least once.
When it comes to exploring Hobart’s past, a trip down Louisa’s Walk offers a fascinating insight into times gone by. Louisa Regan was an Irish convict sent to the island on a seven year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread. Period-dressed actors will take you through the city helping you see the Hobart as it once was.
A more light-natured way of spending time in Hobart is to visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Located only one or two miles from most holiday rentals in Hobart, the gardens offer a wonderful day out. In addition to the exotic flora and fauna that is to be expected in a botanical garden, there is a section dedicated to Antarctic plants, which sit oddly yet interestingly out of place in a greenhouse in this moderate climate.
Real nature enthusiasts will want to take their outdoor exploring one step further with a trip to Mount Wellington. With an elevation of 1,271 metres above sea, the mount offers a contrast to the sea level strolls available within Hobart centre. It is possible to drive the 22 kilometres to the summit for the staggering views offered of Hobart and the Derwent River below.
Back on the flat, a trip to Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest continually operating brewery, makes a fitting end to sightseeing before retiring to your accommodation in Hobart CBD (Central Business District) or, for the night owls, it makes a great start to a night out in this fun city.
Hobart is fortunate to have a moderate climate year round and although it sees some of the lowest levels of sunshine hours in Australia based on year round averages, Hobart does have most hours of sunshine in Australia during the summer months peaking at over 15 hours on mid-summer’s day.
Consequently, it is recommended to find accommodation with outdoor space when booking a holiday home in Hobart during summertime. Winters are mild but the peak of Mount Wellington can be snowcapped adding an extra sight of beauty to add to your holiday snaps.
Quantas operates flights to Hobart from London Heathrow with a stop in either Sydney or Melbourne. For a greater range of flight times and for securing a great holiday deal, it may prove better to booking separate flights to Australia and then on to Hobart from within Australia.
As well as opening up a wider range of airlines to fly with from the UK such as Virgin, Emirates, BMI and Cathay Pacific, it can open up routes from some regional airports such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Due to the distance, flights will make an additional stop en route with Asia and the Middle East being popular stopping locations. Why not book accommodation for a night or two on the way out to acclimatise to the time difference and experience another city along the way. Dubai is a popular layover in the Middle East while Hong Kong and Singapore vie for attention of holiday makers in equal measures.