Hobart Vacation Travel Guide

Hobart Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Welcome to the latest video in our Australian Video series where we look to provide you with guided insight into the gorgeous Australian State of Tasmania.

When you first arrive in Hobart, you may not be aware that you’re exploring a former prison.

This onetime penal colony is located between Mount Wellington and Port Hobart and features a number of exquisite colonial buildings in breathtaking natural surroundings. There’s a variety of things to do within the city, so chow down on seafood from a waterfront restaurant before stopping by one of the galleries built into old whale oil warehouses. Don’t forget to check out the Hobart Theatre, a must-see on any Hobart tour. This structure was built by convicts brought to Australia in the 19th century, and it still hosts live performances today.

Hobart sightseeing will no doubt include the Maritime Museum, which celebrates Hobart’s ties to the sea. Go for a sail on the Lady Nelson, a tall ship that makes regular excursions out to the harbor. You’ll work up an appetite trimming the sails and steering the ship, so why not venture to the Salamanca Market? For over 30 years, this market has featured fresh produce, local artwork, and clothing, and you’re bound to score a good bargain.

Next, go upriver to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. This building descends three floors down into the cliffs surrounding it, and its often dark-natured artwork is featured in vast, cavernous spaces. All that art is bound to make you thirsty, so pay a visit to some of the wineries dotting Hobart’s surrounding landscape. Sip responsibly on a glass of wine, nibble a wedge of cheese, and enjoy the rolling green hills around you. Now this is living!

What will you do on your Hobart tour?

We hope you enjoyed this video titled Hobart Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia. Though our video guides are designed to provide further awareness into what it might be like to live in the state of Tasmania. We’re hopeful that this video will help you to choose places to visit (or even call home) when living in Australia.

Have you visited Hobart Before?

Have you visited the location featured in our video before? What did you think? Would you go back? Could you live there?

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48 thoughts on “Hobart Vacation Travel Guide

  1. The Living Book says:

    Job well done Expedia – what a beautiful clip, very brief yet so detailed…the soundtrack really compliments the video – mind if I ask what the track is called??

  2. Mit S. says:

    Beautiful video! Would you ever do Maldives and Mauritius though? Both are beautiful island countries located in the Indian Ocean.

  3. Sneha Joshy says:

    Expedia I love love love your videos but when will you India… just a suggestion… Anyways your editing is always on point.. over all the work is amazing…

  4. Martin Kent says:

    In Hobart, many of the parents ignore traffic laws with their children. Many of these parents are civil servants. Youth in Tasmania deserve law-abiding, ethical and conscientious civil servants. Their future depends upon it. Let's double traffic fines in capital cities and watch law-abiding streets and adults appear, in Hobart!!

  5. Sweet nona says:

    im just cameback from Hobart. its beautiful city. first thing to do go to market salamca bought the bagel was yum . must visit place is mount wellington very awesome. and to Richmond. both tour is $50 its worth it. visit information centre. the next day hve lunch in cruise 1,5 hour $35 its worth it. went to zoodoo wildlife park. what  a fun feeding same animal by train. don't forget visit botanical garden was very awesome view and free entry. next day is explore city and eat fish and chips in whrf.. if I have more time would love to go to bruny island.

  6. Renae says:

    So far Hobart is my favourite city in Australia. I was only there for a few hours but it was so pretty and chilled, which can tend to be quite the opposite of Sydney.

  7. The Wanderslut Jucaso says:

    I've been there just a week ago. Tasmania is so beautiful, filled with amazing people, food, wineries, landscapes. Really great place to retire or just live forever happy :)

  8. Anne Shaw says:

    Chinese province 25% owned by Chinese. So what you going to do about it Tasmanians??????????????????????????????????????. Nothing.

  9. 모조인간 says:

    I spent more than half a year in 2011 in a town called Berridale. Suburbs of Hobart, right near Mona, It was the most peaceful time of my life and I still want to feel peace there.

  10. Haco 57 says:

    Sydney = Beach and Ferry
    Canberra = Political
    Melbourne = Hipster
    Hobart = Prison
    Adelaide = Historic
    Perth = Famous people
    Darwin = Military
    Brisbane = Parks
    BONUS:
    Gold Coast = SURFERS

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