Land at Hobart airport and jump straight into your rented campervan from the terminal. Yes, that's right - we compare Hobart airport campervan rentals in Tasmania.
You will find a vast amount of things to do in Hobart, places to see and adventures to be had.
Hobart is a convenient tourist destination as the airport is located just 20 minutes drive from the main city. Picking up your campervan and getting into the heart of it all is so easy and you'll love the friendly Tasmanian way of the locals that pride themselves on living in one of the best cities in the world.
Hobart Airport is a combined airport, both Domestic and International, and has the charm of a smaller, regional airport which sets the tone for your visit to beautiful Tasmania from the get-go. You'll love the allure and comfort of Hobart. Flights to Hobart Airport can be taken via direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Hobart hosts some of the best events in Australia and has a full calendar for every type of traveller. Some of the major highlights throughout the year include the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Held in January each year to welcome in the new year, this iconic race turns the Hobart marina into a lively array of food stalls, live music and family fun. This is a world class event to mark in your diaries even if you don't know much about boats.
Other notable events include the Hobart Floral Show and The Taste of Tasmania Festival for foodies who want to see the best of Tasmanian produce. If you're not in Hobart for one of the major events in the city, you can still experience the buzz of this Southern destination by attending the famous Salamanca Market, held every Saturday. Set between beautiful heritage buildings and the water's edge, Salamanca Market has set the bar high for outdoor markets and is one of the most impressive of its kind in Australia.
Showcasing over 300 local suppliers, there is something for everyone from handmade jewellery to decadent treats, amazing timber gifts and fresh flowers. This is a great way to see what Hobart has to offer when you are on a budget. The Market is free to attend so you can wander between stalls and soak up the friendly vibes if you're just happy window shopping.
If you speak to anyone that's visited Hobart, they'll no doubt tell you to venture up Mount Wellington. It takes about half an hour to drive your campervan up to the top and the spectacular views of the whole area are completely worth it.
You'll see the stunning city, River Derwent and Bruny Island. There's easy viewing platforms and even if it's Summer, we recommend you pack a jacket as the year-round winds may catch you off guard.
For a touch of history, some places you may want to pop by are The Tench and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum or get treated to a horse-drawn carriage as you tour the city.
Beer lovers should make a stop at the Cascade Brewery, just a 10-minute drive out of the CBD. Come with an empty stomach as the lunch is delicious and you'll get to savour matching beers while enjoying the beautiful surrounding gardens and scenery. Again, Cascade Brewery will delight you in its heritage so you'll not only learn about beer but about the city's history too.
For some easy sightseeing, you can leave the campervan parked and stroll over to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This is where colours and flora shine and it's also a great spot to enjoy a coffee and unwind after a busy day exploring or adventure seeking.
Even though Hobart is famous for its interesting history, the city also appeals to the young and bold traveller. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a top-rated attraction in Hobart which needs to be seen to be believed. The museum is an eye-opening showcase of all things weird and wonderful and it's not your traditional art gallery or museum. Depending on the art on display at the time you visit, you'll get everything from quirky and confronting to intriguing and magical.
For a fine food indulgence, MONA even has an onsite restaurant worthy of raving about. The owners of MONA haven't stopped there - they've even built a cellar door where you can try out some of Moorilla winery's specialties. Take a day trip out to MONA via a fast cat or ferry from Hobart pier.
If you're looking for a fine dining evening, look no further than restaurants such as Me Wah, The Point Revolving Restaurant an Mures Upper Deck. If you're more in the mood for easy eats, then you'll no doubt find what you're after at places like All Thai, Shamrock Hotel and Medici.
Unlike some parts of Australia, Hobart is home to four seasons, each quite different. In summer, Hobart will host temperatures of an average 20°C and this season is dry with waters inviting enough to swim in.
Autumn begins to cool, though still sunny and beautiful, while the colours of this season are prominently displayed on trees through gorgeous reds and golds.
If you are in Hobart in winter, you will notice the cold chills from the southerly Antarctic winds. This is definitely rug-up season as average day temperatures sit between 5-12°C.
When spring comes around, the temperatures rise to 17°C.
It's also good to remember that Hobart has Daylight Savings from the first Sunday in October through to the first Sunday in April, so don't forget to change your watches.
Located so South on the map, Hobart has extremely long days in December which means you can experience the beauty even longer each day. During this month, the sun does not set until about 8.30pm and rises at 5.30am. Winter, on the other hand, particularly the month of June, will see the sunset at 4.45pm.