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Destination guide

History and heritage near Hobart holiday homes to rent

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.

History

Historic sites near Hobart holiday homes

Hobart has rich historic sites that showcase its unique heritage. Holiday homes are available near places like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, a site with exhibits and dramatised tours of a 19th-century workhouse for female convicts, and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, a museum with a collection of artefacts related to the state’s nautical history and whaling. You’ll also like the Hobart Convict Penitentiary, a historic edifice with a chapel, jail and court for male convicts with an execution yard and gallows.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Hobart holiday homes

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

Things to do near Hobart holiday accommodation

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

Local weather for your stay in Hobart holiday homes

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.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hobart holiday rentals

Kids will love the array of attractions in Hobart. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly places like the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, an open museum with replicas of the huts used in Antarctica by Douglas Mawson and stories of the expedition, and Zoodoo Zoo, a wildlife park with a variety of birds and mammals with interactive experiences. Kids will also like the Hobart Zoo, an old-fashioned zoological garden with unique creatures.

Where to stay near Hobart?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 322 holiday rentals near Hobart. From 147 Houses to 111 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hobart for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Hobart?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 147 Houses in Hobart. Our other popular types of Hobart holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 111 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 18 holiday houses
  • Studios: 124 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 6 holiday homes with pool available in Hobart. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.