Fly To Hobart, Tasmania
Discover Hobart, Tasmania's historic, waterfront capital with cheap flights from Travelstart.co.za. The area’s indigenous inhabitants were members of the seminomadic Mouheneener tribe. After a penal colony was established at Hobart in 1803, most of the indigenous population were wiped out, either through violent conflict with the settlers, or by diseases brought by them.
Today Hobart is a busy port city, and serves as the base for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France – as a result a high concentration of Antarctic scientists is based here. Hobart also supports significant shipbuilding and tourism industries.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- Citizens of South Africa travelling to Hobart, Tasmania do require a Visa to enter Australia. Apply in person at the High Commission of Australia, 292 Orient Street, corner of Schoeman Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.
- Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
See and do
Salamanca Place was the hub of Old Hobart Town’s trade and commerce and today the row of old sandstone warehouses are home to restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. The Salamanca Arts Centre occupies seven warehouses and features galleries, studios and performing arts venues. A favourite restaurant of many Hobartians is Annapurna at 93 Salamanca Place.
The excellent Maritime Museum of Tasmania celebrates Hobart’s relationship with the sea, and has a fascinating collection of photos, paintings, models and relics.
The Cascade Brewery, established in 1832, is Australia’s oldest brewery – a tour of the brewery culminates in a tasting of the superb beer and soft drinks it still produces today.
The Tahune Forest Airwalk is more than half a kilometre long and offers a magnificent view of the forest canopy and the surrounding area. It varies in height between 25 m and 45 m and takes about half an hour to complete. There is also a second walkway on the ground among the Huon pines, and a visitor interpretation centre.
The Mt Field National Park is popular with visitors and locals and offers spectacular mountain scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, the most magnificent of which is Russell Falls which is close to the park entrance. At dusk an abundance of wildlife can be viewed, and if it snows in winter, skiing is also an option.
Hobart International Airport – HBA
Located about 19 km northeast of the city centre, Hobart’s airport is the second fastest-growing airport in Australia and handles more than 1,5 million passengers annually.
You can pre-book airport transfers with either Hobart Suburban Taxis or Taxis Combined. Tasmanian Redline Coaches operate coach services to destinations throughout Tasmania.
Food and beverage: Hobart Airport provides a range of dining outlets which are open from the first flight of the day to the last departing flight.
Airport Hotels: Quality Hotel Hobart Airport.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz.
Airport Hub: Hobart Airport (code HBA) is a hub for Skytraders.