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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Hobart?

You should plan to spend around $134 (AU$206) per day on your vacation in Hobart. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (AU$44) on meals
  • $28 (AU$43) on local transportation
  • $153 (AU$234) on hotels

A one week trip to Hobart for two people costs, on average, $1,882 (AU$2,884). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hobart cost?

A one week trip to Hobart usually costs around $941 (AU$1,442) for one person and $1,882 (AU$2,884) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hobart on average costs around $1,882 (AU$2,884) for one person and $3,764 (AU$5,769) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hobart on average costs around $4,033 (AU$6,181) for one person and $8,066 (AU$12,362) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hobart has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hobart expensive to visit?

Prices in Hobart are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Hobart is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Coffs Harbour or Kaikoura.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hobart Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hobart?

The average Hobart trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hobart travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$234 ($153)
Local Transportation 1 AU$43 ($28)
Food 2 AU$44 ($28)
Entertainment 1 AU$35 ($23)
Alcohol 2 AU$12 - 35 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Hobart
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hobart is $76 (AU$117). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hobart is $153 (AU$234). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

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

Hotel Prices in Hobart

Looking for a hotel in Hobart? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hobart based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $111. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hobart
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hobart is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 (AU$43) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hobart.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Hobart
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hobart can vary, the average cost of food in Hobart is $28 (AU$44) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hobart should cost around $11 (AU$17) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hobart typically cost an average of $23 (AU$35) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. 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 $15 (AU$23) 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
Hobart Kangaroo Point, Hobart (Tourism Australia)
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.
Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.