• Hobart

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

Time Zone

GMT +11

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.

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

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

Hobart Attractions

  • Experience Dark Mofo

    There are art festivals…and then there’s Dark Mofo. This wildly provocative 12-day winter festival launched in 2013 and has become one of the most sought after tickets in the southern hemisphere. Past performances have included the burial of an artist in a shipping container below a main street, a nude swim with 752 participants and the erection of red neon inverted crosses around the city. The event has established Hobart as one of Australia’s leading cultural centres.

  • Enjoy Hobart’s dining scene

    Hobart is home to some world class restaurants. The explosion in the city’s art and cultural scene has led to an influx of adventurous chefs from the mainland. Here you’ll find small but distinctive venues serving up incredible cuisine – like Fico, which merges Italian and Japanese cooking to show stopping effect. On Saturday mornings, head to Salamanca Market for fresh local produce and delectable street food.

  • Explore Tasmania’s rugged landscapes

    One of the best things about Hobart is its proximity to untouched wilderness. You can be lacing up your walking boots at the base of Mount Wellington in under 30 minutes or taking in the dramatic landscapes of Southwest National Park in just over an hour. Hobart’s location serves as the perfect gateway to the rest of the island.