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Best time to visit Hobart

Find the best time to explore the Tasmanian capital based on weather, price and activities.

We have figured out the best time to visit Hobart by taking into account the weather and the activities available in and around Hobart.

Best time to visit Hobart

December to March.

Why?

Hobart’s climate is colder than most Australian cities. If you are looking to indulge in outdoor activities and want some warmth from the sun, there’s no better time to visit Hobart than in summer (December to March).


Overview

Hobart enjoys four seasons. Summers are warm with a maximum average temperature of 23°C while the average minimum temperature during the chilly winters can dip to 5°C.

Although Hobart is packed in summer, the comfortable weather makes it an ideal time for families and outdoor enthusiasts. We recommend you book your accommodation in advance to avoid any last minute hassles.

If you want to avoid the crowds, you can visit in April or May when there is a decline in crowds and prices, but it’s still not very cold.


Weather and prices

Best time to visit Hobart, weather wise. December to February has pleasantly warm weather with relatively low rainfall.

Cheapest time to visit Hobart. Prices tend to be constant from April to November, so search for flight and hotel deals during this period.


Best time to visit Hobart for...

  • Markets. Hobart’s markets are open and accessible throughout the year.
  • Hiking. Although the hiking trails around Hobart are open year-round, hiking in warm months (November to March) frees you from the risk posed by snow, rain and frost. Long daylight hours are also an added benefit with these months.
  • Beaches. Hobart’s mild summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beaches.
  • Wineries. If you’re seeking to take a wine tour and explore vineyards, November to February lets you view the standing crop.
  • Snow. Naturally, you can experience snow in winter (June to July).
  • Festivals. Numerous major festivals such as the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the Royal Hobart Regatta, the Hobart Summer Festival and the Cygnet Folk Festival are organised and celebrated in summer.

Hot travel deals

Domestic flights from $84 return Valid on select dates with Tigerair.

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Domestic flights from $75: Virgin Australia 72-hour sale

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Valid for travel from 1 May 2018 - 27 June 2018. Sample fares include Ballina Byron-Sydney and Melbourne-Launceston.

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Domestic flights from $90 return with Jetstar

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Valid for travel on select dates from May - June. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. Destinations include Townsville, Whitsundays, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Perth and more.

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Domestic flights from $45 each way

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Valid for travel on select dates from May - December 2018 with Jetstar. Sample fares include Sydney-Gold Coast and Sydney-Ballina Byron.

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10% off domestic and select Asia flights Valid for travel on select dates until December 2018. Destinations include Singapore, Bali and more. Enjoy discount also on business class seats, freedom and more. Bookings must be made 20 days in advance.

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10% off domestic flights and select international flights Valid for travel on select dates until December 2018. Destinations include Apia, Denpasar, Nadi and more. Enjoy discount also on business class seats, freedom and more. Bookings must be made 20 days in advance.

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Domestic flights from $85 with Virgin Australia

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Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. Destinations include Newcastle, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and more.

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