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The capital of Tasmania, Hobart – Australia’s island state, really brings the saying ‘good things come in small packages’ to life. From museums to picturesque mountaintop views, Hobart offers a variety of things to do. Spot a kangaroo or pet the Tasmanian Devil - which is much more pleasant than it sounds.
You will find a hostel in Hobart within 1km of the city, with the exception of a waterfront lake lodge located just under 5km from the town centre. Their coziness offers you the perfect opportunity to meet other backpackers, especially working holiday visa holders, as Tasmania attracts travellers from all over the world.
Most Hobart Hostels are centrally located, which is great if you plan on exploring the culturally rich town. If you’re a foodie, Salamanca is a great place to base yourself as it’s full of amazing cafes, restaurants and an epic market every weekend. North Hobart is perfect for creatives, as it’s where you’ll find the MONA gallery and its incredible architecture.
The town centre’s compact size makes exploring an easy breezy walk. Literally. Why not take a stroll through the town and explore its quirks and history? If you’re into festivals be sure to check out what’s on during the time of your stay, as you might just find yourself in the centre of the action at one of Tasmania’s biggest festivals, such as Mona Foma. Perhaps you’re one of ‘those people’ who like to collect country specific and unique mementoes that others deem ‘unnecessary’? Well get down to the Salamanca market on a Saturday. With arts, crafts, gifts, clothing and food on sale, we’re sure your heart will be content. If you’re looking for outdoor activities then hike up one of the mountains, chase the many waterfalls or opt to adventure to Bruny Island Lighthouse.
If you’re wanting to explore downtown Hobart or the waterfront, go on your merry way with easy adventuring by foot. When your feet get tired grab a Metro Greencard or buy a single ticket and take advantage of the buses around the inner and outer parts of the town.