If you’ve decided to fly into Tasmania and rent out a car (rather than catch the ferry) then your journey starts here. Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart.
Duration: 2 hour 45-minute drive (200 kilometres).
Sights along the route: If have you haven’t yet visited the pretty coastal town of Coles Bay on your way to Freycinet National Park, be sure to carve out some time to do so. We recommend waking up early and going on a morning sea kayak along Great Oyster Bay before you begin your drive. There are plenty of places to hire gear and the covered bay means the water is especially glassy.
Once you’re on the road and about an hour into your drive, you’ll hit the seaside town of Swansea. Visit the award-winning Homestead Restaurant at Piermont which offers a seasonal menu of fresh oysters, wallaby loin and even lavender Ice cream, that you can enjoy while admiring the peaceful bay below.
Once you Arrive
Rain or shine there is always something to do in Hobart.
Everyone knows the typical Hobart itinerary that includes visiting MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), touring the Cascade Brewery and shopping at the Salamanca Markets on a Saturday. But did you know that North Hobart is the city’s new hotspot? Packed full of great bars and eateries, as well as live music venues and vintage cinemas, North Hobart is the pace to be.
Finding somewhere great to eat in Hobart is a breeze. In fact, you might struggle to choose between all the great places on offer. Luckily we’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants showcasing top local produce in the city.
After a few days driving you might need to stretch your legs. There are plenty of great cycle routes throughout and outside the city that are perfect for exploring. Or if you’d prefer to take a stroll, then venture down to Battery Point. It’s Hobart’s oldest suburb and is covered in quaint cottages with beautiful flower gardens. Sample goodies from the delicious bakeries and stop for refreshments at the local traditional pubs – it’s picturesque Tasmania at its best.
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