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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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How much money will you need for your trip to Hobart? You should plan to spend around AU$165 ($113) per day on your vacation in Hobart, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$35 ($24) on meals for one day and AU$34 ($24) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hobart for a couple is AU$187 ($129). So, a trip to Hobart for two people for one week costs on average AU$2,308 ($1,588). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Hobart for one week usually costs around AU$1,154 for one person. So, a trip to Hobart for two people costs around AU$2,308 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs AU$4,615 in Hobart. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hobart can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Hobart cost? Is Hobart expensive? The average Hobart trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hobart prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Hobart
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Hobart is AU$94. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Hobart is AU$187.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Hobart
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hobart is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent AU$34 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hobart.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Hobart
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Rental Cars in Hobart
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Food Budget in Hobart
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  • While meal prices in Hobart can vary, the average cost of food in Hobart is AU$35 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hobart should cost around AU$14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hobart is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Hobart
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  • Entertainment and activities in Hobart typically cost an average of AU$28 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Hobart
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  • The average person spends about AU$19 on alcoholic beverages in Hobart per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Hobart On a Budget
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Hobart is the capital city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. It is small compared to the mainland's larger cities and has a cooler climate with four distinct seasons. Hobart is also the second oldest capital, behind Sydney, with remnants of its past visible in old sandstone warehouses now home to cafes and galleries, as well as a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages.
Hobart is a hub for museums and art galleries, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery existing as the center of it all with a range of permanent exhibitions, including displays on Australia's Aboriginal and colonial history, an extensive coin collection, as well a great exhibition on Tasmania's relationship with Antarctica. The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is also worth a visit, as is the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) which features traveling exhibitions from international artists. A number of smaller galleries are located in the district of Salamanca Place, some of which include the Despard Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Handmark Gallery, and the Colville Street Art Gallery.

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a sight that brings visitors a little closer to nature. Established in 1818, these historic gardens cover almost 35 acres with its most unique attraction being a Subantarctic Plant House. The climate-controlled environment is home to plant and animal species that thrive in the wet, cold conditions of subantarctic islands.

Other nearby attractions include Port Arthur on the wild Tasman Peninsula, Mount Wellington just behind the city, wine country, whiskey distilleries, and a number of offshore islands.
Salamanca Place is Hobart's hub for shopping and dining. The district features a terrace of warehouses dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, now home to trendy galleries and cafes. Salamanca Market, a major Saturday morning attraction, also takes up some of the warehouse space in a maze of craftsmen's workshops, gift shops, restaurants, and more. These market stalls are some of the cheapest places to pick up authentic souvenirs. Nearby, just behind the Salamanca Market, is Battery Point. This is Hobart's historic district with much to offer in architecture and sights with beautiful sandstone mansions, colonial cottages, and impressive river views. All this sits at the foot of Mount Wellington, Hobart's natural backdrop.

Beyond shopping, dining, and gallery-going, Hobart provides easy access to a number of outdoor activities. From the base of Mount Wellington, visitors have the option to take a short walk, long hike, or mountain bike up to its rocky summit for views overlooking the city and valley below, especially beautiful at sunset. Then, on the water side of things, Tasmania's scenic coastline is a great place to kayak or cruise amidst more than 300 offshore islands. You might spot sea caves, rock formations, and even wildlife like seals, dolphins, and whales.

Tasmania is also a center for whiskey distilleries and wineries for those looking to indulge in the sampling scene. It is home to the award winning Sullivan's Cove Whisky, as well as Tasmania's finest whisky distilleries, Nant Whisky Cellar and Lark Cellar Door. Richmond, just 30 minutes away, is a gateway to some of Tasmania's finest wine-growing areas.

For a nice day trip, Bruny Island is about 45 minutes from Hobart's city center, via a car ferry from Kettering. Here, there is plenty to indulge in from ice cream and whiskey to local wine, cheese, and oysters. Some highlights of the island include an abundance of wildlife, a cheese factory, and a number of museums. Here is a guide to how to get to Bruny Island from Hobart. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys also organizes cruises along the stunning coast of South Bruny National Park.
Food and Dining
With its location on the water, fresh fish and seafood are a specialty of the region with an abundance of excellent seafood restaurants. Deep sea trevalla is unique to Tasmania, while Tasmanian lobster is also popular. Scallop pie is another Tasmanian favorite, a kind of savory pastry easily found at the Salamanca Market food stalls. Other seafood specialties include crayfish, orange roughy, salmon, and oysters, both farmed and wild. Beyond seafood, there are many vineyards scattered across the island, and local beer brands like Boags and Cascade. Most restaurants are concentrated in the Salamanca and North Hobart areas.

By plane, Hobart city center is 15 kilometers from Hobart International Airport, in Cambridge. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Hobart, but reservations are recommended.

By boat, cruise ships usually dock at Macquarie Wharf, which is on the eastern side of the docks on Hunter Street. The Spirit of Tasmania runs up to two sailings per day between Melbourne and Devonport.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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