Most Googled questions: Hobart

Have a few burning questions before finalising your itinerary? We’re on hand to help.

Hobart is the buzzing capital city of Australia’s island state of Tasmania. With fine dining, mountain climbing and a setting that is picture perfect, Hobart has something to offer everyone.

If you’re planning a jaunt to this beautiful city of historical culture, these questions and answers may help.

What to know before you go

Does Hobart have Uber?

It certainly does. Uber is relatively new to Hobart, so the only Uber option offered is UberX. UberX, being the low-cost Uber option, is pretty perfect for those planning a trip with a budget. The service charges a basic fare of $2.40 and a rate of $1.20 per kilometre thereafter. The minimum fare in Hobart is $7.50.

Where is Hobart Airport?

Hobart Airport is situated at 6 Hinkler Road, Cambridge, Hobart, Tasmania. The airport is roughly 17km north-east of the city centre and is the major passenger airport of Tasmania.

What is Hobart famous for?

In short, it’s famous for its history. European settlement first began with a military camp in 1803 at Risdon Cove. In 1804, the military, settlers and convicts that formed the camp at Risdon Cove were moved to a superior location at the present site of Hobart at Sullivans Cove. The city was named after Lord Hobart, the British secretary of state for war and the colonies.

The area's indigenous natives were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe.Violence and conflict with the aforementioned European settlers, and the diseases carried by them, dramatically decreased the aboriginal population, which was quickly substituted by the convict population.

Hobart is also considered the mecca for tourism in the state of Tasmania, and is brimming with well-preserved and beautiful architecture.

Getting around and things to do

How far is it from Hobart to Launceston?

The distance between Hobart and Launceston is approximately 198km, which equates to around two-and-a-half hours on the road (without traffic). Launceston is Tasmania's second-largest city and offers an exciting array of food and wine, culture and nature.

How far is it from Hobart to Port Arthur?

Hobart is approximately 90km from Port Arthur, which would equate to a non-stop drive time of 1 hour and 21 minutes. Port Arthur is the former convict settlement situated on the Tasman Peninsula. It’s one of Australia's most significant areas of heritage and is an awe-invoking open-air museum.

When is Hobart Show?

The Royal Hobart Show is held annually at the Royal Showgrounds in Glenorchy. The event centres on the rural exploits of Tasmanians with events that include livestock judging and wood chopping, combined with showbags and rides.The event runs for four days, commencing on a Wednesday and ending on the fourth Saturday in October.The Friday night traditionally has fireworks and Saturday is known as family day which usually offers discounts and savings on showbags and rides.

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