VISITING HOBART

ABOUT HOBART

Hobart is the vibrant capital city of Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state.

Tasmania’s fine food, great outdoors, cutting-edge cultural attractions and packed events calendar all combine to make it a truly unique experience for international visitors.

The Lonely Planet guide lists Tasmania at No. 4 in its top global travel destinations, describing Hobart as “wild and dramatic, cultured and quirky, isolated yet accessible.”

Nestled between the banks of the Derwent River and the foothills of Mt Wellington, the city combines the colonial charm of Georgian sandstone architecture with a modern lifestyle - in a setting of exceptional beauty.

Take a walk along Hobart’s waterfront, explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or take a ferry up river to the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an unparalleled modern art experience.

As the home of the Australian Antarctic Division, the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart is also a thriving hub of polar science and logistics and a regular port of call for the world’s Antarctic programs.

Visitors to the city can explore Salamanca Place, a short walk from the waterfront, with its galleries, theatres, craft shops and on Saturdays enjoy the food and entertainment of Salamanca market, Australia’s best outdoor market.

The city is also close to many of Tasmania’s best travel experiences, from historic Port Arthur penal colony and the rugged Tasman Peninsula to Bruny Island, the Huon and Bay of Fires and Mount Field National Park.

HOBART'S WORLD FAMOUS mona is a ONE-OF-A-KIND MUSEUM  EXPERIENCE

HOBART'S WORLD FAMOUS mona is a ONE-OF-A-KIND MUSEUM  EXPERIENCE

the university of tasmania's waterfront building

the university of tasmania's waterfront building

aurora australis icebreaker, in front of the university of tasmania's institute for marine & antarctic studies

aurora australis icebreaker, in front of the university of tasmania's institute for marine & antarctic studies






 

Bring the Family

Supervised day care will be available for the children of IPICS 2016 attendees.  Please contact the organisers via our Contact page for details.


Visa and Quarantine Requirements

Along with a current passport valid for at least 6 months after your departure date to Hobart, the Australian government requires a visa from all visitors of every nation (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements) to be issued before you arrive. Click here for more information.

Getting Here

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Hobart is well served by the Sydney and Melbourne international airports.

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Things to Do

There are countless family friendly attractions and activities around Hobart in March. The Lonely Planet website keeps an extensive list.

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Public Events Calendar

Southern Tasmania has a packed year-round events calendar. Check the Events Tasmania website for more details.

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Hobart in March

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Early Autumn is the ideal time to visit Hobart to miss the busy tourist season rush but still enjoy the last of the long, warm Tasmanian days. One of the highlights of this period is the fresh produce available to be enjoyed, making it the perfect time to take in Tasmania’s thriving local food culture at events like the Taste of Huon or the plethora of farmers markets around the region.