Hobart

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Hobart Holidays

Hobart holidays take you 240km south of the Australian mainland, to the island state of Tasmania. Hobart is a vibrant city that has become a hugely popular destination in recent years. Tourists are drawn to its distinctive cultural scene, beautifully preserved colonial architecture and dramatic landscapes.

Having opened in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is one of the world’s most forward-looking galleries. This striking building hosts a dazzling collection of works from Australian and international artists. MONA’s acclaimed MONA FOMA and Dark Mofo festivals (in the summer and winter respectively) have put the city on the map as an avant-garde hotspot. Hobart boasts a charming waterfront, with excellent bars and brunch spots. If you prefer to explore further, you’ll find yourself in the heart of spectacular wilderness just a short drive from the city.

World class luxury holidays in Hobart

Hayes & Jarvis has been organising tailor made holidays since 1952. We’re travellers ourselves, with an in-depth knowledge of all our destinations, and we’re committed to responsible and ethical tourism.

Pair your holiday in Hobart with our Grand Circle tour; a self-driven circuit around Tasmania. Take in the majestic Cradle Mountain National Park, enjoy a boat cruise along the Gordon River and explore the eerie ruined penal colony of Port Arthur. Along the way, you’ll stay in some of the island’s best hotels and enjoy a luxury holiday in Hobart at your own pace, with our expert knowledge to guide you to the best sights.

Destination Highlights
  • Soak up culture at MONA
  • Experience Dark Mofo
  • Hike in pristine wilderness
  • Scale Mount Wellington
  • Explore the city’s thriving waterfront
  • Dine in world class restaurants
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +11
  • Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Visa Information All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time London Heathrow to Hobart is around a 26-hour flight with two stops typically at Singapore and Melbourne, or Singapore and Sydney on the way back.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.