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Hobart Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Hobart Car Rental & Nearby Locations
Car Hire Hobart
Reliable transportation is essential for getting around Hobart, and this must begin right from the time you land at the airport. Budget Australia offers cheap car hire for all your transportation needs. We have several locations which you can easily reach by using public transportation. Buses and taxis take you to the nearest Budget Australia location.
Family Holidays in Hobart
There’s so much for families to do in Hobart, it’s difficult to fit everything into a short stay. Finding the perfect accommodations can give you a great platform from which to explore the area. With the freedom to drive your own car, you can plan your accommodations according to the activities you are looking forward to. One good option is to rent a home in Hobart during your stay. There are lots of apartments, studios, and homes that make your stay even more comfortable.
If you prefer the services of a hotel, some of the more family-friendly options in Hobart include:
- Bay Hotel
- Wrest Point
- Clydesdale Manor
- Best Western Balmoral
- Sullivan's Cove
All of these hotels come highly recommended, and are conveniently located near popular family attractions.
Family Friendly Activities in Hobart
Hobart is filled with fun activities for kids of all ages. The weather is usually beautiful all year round, so there’s no bad time to visit. Despite all the fun activities, Tasmania is often overlooked by visitors to Australia. This is why the region is a great place to have fun with the kids without the large crowds. Some of the must-do activities in Hobart include:
1. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art
MONA is a favourite destination for many foreign visitors. It’s the largest privately owned museum in the country. The unique displays will set off the spark of inspiration in your kids, and perhaps even the whole family.
2. The Summit of Mt Wellington
Locals refer to Mt Wellington as “The Mountain”, and the peak looms large over Hobart. The views from the mountain are incomparable. If you visit during the winter, you might have a chance to play in the snow.
3. Take On the Challenge of Richmond Maze
Richmond is a thirty-minute drive from Hobart Centre. There, you will find many historic sites including the Richmond Mazes. There are two mazes, one more challenging than the other, offering a good range of difficulty for you and the kids.
4. Enjoy the Seafood at Hobart’s Waterfront
Hobart’s waterfront is home to a plethora of restaurants, cafes, bars, and floating seafood shops. Enjoy some seafood favourites and try some new ones. Nothing tastes better than fresh seafood prepared right on the waterfront.
5. Go Shopping at Salamanca Market
While you’re on the waterfront, go shopping at the famous Salamanca Market. It’s open every Saturday morning where hundreds of stalls set up to sell all kinds of goods. Buy souvenirs and enjoy all kinds of food and drinks. There’s a lot for the kids to enjoy at the market too.
Distances from Hobart Airport to Hobart Attractions
- MONA - 26.9 km
- Mt Wellington - 37.8 km
- Richmond Maze - 23.7 km
- Waterfront - 18.0 km
- Salamanca Market - 18.4 km
What to Expect from the Weather in Hobart
Hobart has four distinct seasons, with plenty to enjoy during each. Depending on the activities you have in mind, you may want to plan your holiday around a particular season.
Summer – From December through February, summer temperatures typically range from 11.5 °C to 21 °C. These are the driest months and the ones most appropriate for swimming and beach activities.
Autumn – From March through May, autumn temperatures usually remain between 8.9°C and 17.3°C. Autumn months are marked with the bright colours of changing leaves.
Winter – Winter is from June through August in Hobart, bringing some of the country’s coldest temperatures. The average temperatures range from 5°C through 12.3°C. Night time temperatures sometimes drop as low as 3°C. Sometimes there is snow on the mountains, but it rarely settles on the ground at sea level.
Spring – Spring is from September through November, during which time temperatures usually range from 7.8°C to 16.9°C. While spring is the wettest season in Hobart, the city is still the second driest capital city in the country, when averaged out across the year.
Getting Around in Hobart
The best way to make the most of your time in Hobart is to stay and travel within a limited distance. You never have to worry about running out of fuel when you use Google Maps to find the nearest petrol station. You can also find restaurants and hotels nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hobart
What is Hobart known for?
As the second oldest city in Australia, Hobart is known for its long history. It’s also known for the floating restaurants serving signature fish and chips dishes.
What is there to do in Hobart for 3 days?
Three days might seem like a short stay - and it is - but you can still have fun in Hobart on your trip. One of the features that visitors appreciate is the diversity of things to do within a small distance. You can climb a mountain in the morning and visit a modern art gallery in the afternoon. The waterfront, the museums, and the broad range of restaurants are just some of the other experiences to enjoy during your stay, regardless of length.
What is there to do in Hobart with a toddler?
MONA is great for kids of all ages and for the adults in your family. There are lots of exhibits with lights and sounds, along with fun places for little ones to play. There is even a media display on the floor of the toilet stalls. Many of the exhibits are interactive, and so are interesting to the youngest members of the family.
Some more ideas include feeding the fish at Salmon Ponds and possibly seeing a platypus or two! Also, a short drive to nearby Claremont (14 km from Hobart’s centre) will bring you to the Cadbury chocolate factory. Enjoy some free samples and go shopping in the gift shop.
There’s always plenty to do in Hobart during any season and with kids of any age. Start with a rental from Budget Australia and see the best of Hobart at your own pace.