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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2017
Airport transfer to city  (1 Answer)

What is the cheapest method of getting from the airport into the City Centre for 2 people?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2016
How much do I need per day?  (5 Answers)

This is my first time to Tasmania.
I will be travelling budget with my mom, how much will I need per day excluding car rental and lodging?
Likely will be meals and attraction entrance fee.

I will be buying grocery from super market for breakfast and dinner, lunch outside.
Interested in nature, not much on museum.

Planning to stay 8-9 days, will it be sufficient?
What is the distance from place to place?
As I am the only driver, will need to consider if it requires very long distance to travel from place to place.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2016
Photography in Salamanca Arts Centre  (2 Answers)

Is photography allowed in Salamanca Arts Centre?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2015
Should we hire a car?  (6 Answers)

My husband and I are are planning a short holiday (6 days) to Tassie in early January. We plan to stay in various hotels in Hobart. Could anyone please advise if you think it's worth hiring a car during that time or can we walk to most tourist destinations? We want to visit nice wineries and maybe do a few hiking trails. We are open to booking into a few tours if there are any decent ones??
Any advice is much appreciated! :-) Jackie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2015
Considering moving to Hobart  (3 Answers)

Hi there folks

I have just received a job offer from UTAS. In making my decision to move, I wondered if anyone could give me some pros and cons of living in Hobart specifically and Tasmania in general. If there are any Scots out there who have done this already - I would particularly love to hear from you! I really want to take the leap and have an exciting adventure, but I have never lived outside of the UK before and so I am slightly terrified...

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Karen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2015
Taxi on Xmas night  (2 Answers)

Hi,

We are a family of four and we will be arriving Hobart Airport on 25 Dec 11PM. I am looking to reserve hotel rooms either near airport or at the city centre.

Questions:
1) Will there be taxi working on christmas night? 11:30PM?
2) I am not sure if we should walk to the nearest hotel from the airport (collect car rental from airport next morning) or take a taxi to city centre near Market Place and rent a car from Avis.

Appreciate your advice.

Thank you!
Melissa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2015
Mt Wellington to Fern Tree  (1 Answer)

I believe if I walk from Mt Wellington to Fern tree (to catch bus back to Hobart) it will be along the zig zag track route. Has anyone actually walked this route and is it a path and steps or clambering over boulders? It seems about 5.5 km. I will be there in mid February
Thanks. Geoff


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2015
ADVICE NEEDED :)  (4 Answers)

My itenary - Devonport - bicheon (1night) - Swansea(2nights) - Hobart (2nights) & cradle mountain ( 2 nights) - back to Devonport - spirit of Tasmania( evening ferry)

I`ll be staying in Hobart , and was thinking of driving into port Arthur for the ghost tours at night. Will driving back from port Arthur to Hobart at night safe?

Also I was planning to do Salamanca market , in the morning and leave early afternoon from Hobart to cradle mountain. Is that doable, because I think the drive up is almost 4-5 hours?

Driving:
I actually have a choice between the holden SV6 which is a 3000CC vehicle (more powerful but manual ) and the Suzuki 1200 CC ( less powerful and automatic transmission) ... tough time deciding which to go with!
Any advice on which car to take will be helepful too .

THANKS AGAIN ! in advance :)
jeevz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2015
Best time of year to visit Hobart  (11 Answers)

What is the best time of year to visit Hobart weather wise?

Many thanks in advance for all answers

STEVE


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2014
Lake Pedder & Southwest NP  (3 Answers)

I spent a week in Tasmania more than two decades ago and I'm looking forward to another trip to the Island, a longer one this time. Southwest NP looks very interesting and I'm sure some of you have explored it. It seems that the only way to reach Mt. Solitary is by boat. Is there a boat service to the island ? is camping allowed on it ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 26, 2013
Port Arthur day tour or ghost tour?  (4 Answers)

Hi,
I am thinking to take Port Arthur ghost tour, but my husband want both day tour and ghost tour
I am afraid there will be some kind of overlapping if we do both since the location is the same
Is anyone has experience on both? Will it be overlapping experience if we take both?
If we have to choose which one is better?
Big thanks in advance

Dyah


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2013
Buy a new car  (4 Answers)

can a tourist legally buy and register a new car in Hobart, Tasmania ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2013
Car Rental  (3 Answers)

Hello.I will be visiting Hobart on November for 3 days and planning to rent a car.Any suggestions any affordable company? I am a Malaysian international student, and can I actually drive using my Malaysian license? And how many people can the car fir in- small car for example suzuki swift etc. Cause I've checked on a few company, it seems like it can only fit in 4 adults?why is it so?Isn't it supposed to be 5 people in a car?Please advice.
Thank You


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2013
Pubs & stuff  (5 Answers)

What are the best pubs to visit in Hobart? Any that brew beer on the premises? Also, what is there to do in the middle of August? Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2013
Car Rental  (4 Answers)

We are planning to fly to Hobart early August and planning to stay there for four nights. We plan to drive around Tasmania but do not know which car rental to use. Which is the recommended car company? Is it advisable to book the car online or book while in Hobart? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2013
Driving holiday Tasmania  (7 Answers)

We are a family of four - 2 kids aged 17 and 14 and are looking at touring Tassie in December. We were thinking of hiring a motorhome but are now considering hiring a car and booking accommodation. My question is: is it better to stay in a central location or locations and do day trips or are we better to drive to the next town and stay? Any itinerary suggestions would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Trisha


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2012
itinerary for 4 nights in tassie  (4 Answers)

hi,
me & my hubby (age 30yrs.)
I will be traveling to Hobart for 4 nights. pls.help me to plan my itinerary
is rent a car compulsory or public transport is ok?
my interest is in Photography, so pls suggest me some places.
i m pure vegetarian,can i get veg. food in Tassie?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2011
Snow close to Hobart  (5 Answers)

Hi Iam travelling to Hobart for a few days in the first week of August, my grandchildren just want to play in the snow, can anyone tell me if Mt Wellington would have snow or where would be closet point from Hobart to play in the snow Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2011
By car  (3 Answers)

I want to travel in Tassie by car, but how can I transport my car from Melbourne to Hobart? And how much is it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2011
Launceston or Hobart -- where's a good start?  (10 Answers)

Hi there,

Am planning a trip to Tassie in Mar and need some advice.

Possible 6D5N or 7D6N itineraries:

1. Melbourne to Launceston --> Cradle Mountain --> Strahan --> Hobart

or

2. Hobart --> Freycinet --> Launceston

I am travelling with a group of elderly folk in their 60s and some younger people in their 30s.

Would appreciate some recommendations on which is a better itinerary with options to:

a. See beautiful scenery
b. Taste good food and natural produce
c. Do a spot of shopping
d. Soak in some history
e. Engage in some interesting activities

Thanks a bunch in advance for your help! ;)

smiles,
Francesca


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2010
New Years  (4 Answers)

Arriving the 29th of December for four nights. Just reserved a room at Wrest Point Hotel, one of the few available in all of Hobart. I didn't do as much due diligence as usual and wonder if the location is OK and is Hobart as great as billed over new years???

Thanks!!

Stan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2010
Bellerive Youth Hostel  (2 Answers)

Hi,
I am planning a remeniscing type trip to Australia and part of that is to return to the stunning town of Hobart in Tasmania.

16 years ago I stayed at the Bellerive YHA on King Street in Bellerive and made very good friends there with the 80 year old manager - Bill Tomlinson.
He was an ex pat who emmigrated to Australia for £10 in the fifties.

I realise he is likely to have passed away now, but does anyone know if the Youth Hostel is still there as I cant find it online?
Simon.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2010
Bringing in Fruits  (5 Answers)

Will be in Hobart from 12 - 19Nov 2010. Are fruits allowed from the Hobart airport to Melbourne. Need to catch the plane back to Malaysia from Melbourne.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2010
Driving around Hobart  (9 Answers)

We are planning to be in Hobart for 6 days the middle of May. I booked a hotel in Hobart with the idea that we would use this as a base and travel to sites each day. Bad idea? We are planning on renting a car. Should we rent a car before arriving in Hobart? Should we rent from a national company or local? Suggestions are welcome. We will be in Australia starting May 3 so we could rent a car once we get to Australia if that is a better idea than renting one before we leave home. We are 60 years old and although I love to walk everywhere, my husband doesn't. He's not going to want to trek up mountains or through the wilderness. Any suggestions for what we must see. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2009
Hobart in 5 days  (9 Answers)

hi guys,

I will be traveling to Hobart for 5 nights (24-29 Oct) and looking for advice/suggestions to get the best out of the trip. I have done a bit of research on the internet and there seem to be many things to do in Hobart. How many days do you think i should spend on seeing the city itself? I am thinking of having a look at the Salamacan place, Mt. Wellington, Royal Botanic garden. any other suggestions?

I would really love to visit the Tarhune airwalk, Port Arthur and going on one of the cruises. The problem is i cant rent a car because I havent got a full australian license or equivalent. Is it possible to visit Port Arthur and Tarhune airwalk with public transport / coaches. I did look at the guided tours and they seem a bit pricey.

any advice/ suggestion is very much appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2009
Travel Time  (2 Answers)

Hey! Could somebody please tell me how long it takes to travel from Regent St (Sandy Bay) to Moonah by bus? If you can mention a maximum time, it's appreciated! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2009
Tassie in August  (9 Answers)

Hi forum

Do you recommend travelling around the east coast or west coast during August? Plan to rent car to travel around but being winter what's the roads condition like? I'll be flying into Hobart midweek and out of Hobart on the weekend.
Thank you!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2009
Motorhome Parking  (2 Answers)

Hi,

we will be visiting Hobart this month in a six berth motorhome. Can anyone advise where to park in the city to enable us to go to Salamnaca Markets?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2009
Cruise ships (Celebrity)  (1 Answer)

where do the cruise ships come in at?? how far is it fromThe Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre ?? how can u get there?? how long would it take?? and how much?? ty so much appreciate your help. mary


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2008
help with itinerary  (17 Answers)

Hi guys. I have been lurking the net, and found flights to Hobart for22.00.
I have always wanted to go to Tasmania, but have no idea where to start with our itinerary. We are gone for 7 nights next May...Any help...we will hire a car.



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