Hobart is the charming capital city of Tasmania, Australia’s quaint island state, separated from mainland Australia by the blue waters of the Bass Strait.
The picturesque terrain surrounding the city is an explorer’s dream, with Mount Wellington as the backdrop of your daily adventures around Hobart and jaw-dropping national parks like Freycinet and South Bruny National Park further afield.
In the city you will be drawn to the energy of the Salamanca Markets, where you will need at least a few hours to discover the many eclectic stalls and treat your tastebuds to some local Tasmanian produce.
A site not to be missed is the World Heritage listed Port Arthur, a former penal settlement that is now a popular open-air museum set on the tip of the Tasman Peninsula. Be wowed by the famous installations of MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, and immerse yourself in the island’s rich cultural history in the Huon Valley region. Hobart’s Travelodge hotels are well positioned and affordable, offering a central base for visitors to explore this unique and diverse city.