Hobart International Airport, formerly named Llanherne Airport, is the international airport of Hobart, the capital of the Tasmania in Australia. The airport is located in Cambridge, 17 km northeast of Hobart. It is the primary passenger airport and gateway to Tasmania.
The airport has two passenger terminals and still maintains customs and immigration facilities despite not having regular international flights since 1998. Currently, Hobart Airport is served by Qantas’subsidiary, QantasLink, JetStar Airways, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways Australia for domestic flights to Melbourne, Sydney and other cities in southern and eastern Australia. Being the southern-most airport in the continent, Hobart Airport is also being used by Skytraders for its regular flights to Antarctica and seasonal flights by First Choice Airways.
Hobart International Airport is conveniently accessible by public transport. Car rental service, metered taxis and limousine taxis are readily available at the airport for transport into city centre. There is an air-conditioned shuttle bus serving Hobart International Airport, which can bring you to the central business district of Hobart. Travel time to the Transit Centre in Liverpool Street in the city is approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Another alternative is a 5 km walk to the nearest Metro stop and take one of the regular city bus service.
Hobart is the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania. It is the second oldest city in the country and retains its homey and laid-back appeal. Hobart is not quite off the radar though as it enjoys a vibrant tourism industry. The majestic Mount Wellington overlooks the entire city and is a very popular attraction. Closer to the heart of Hobart, are the trendy shops, interesting museums, and historic neighbourhoods which have delighted many visitors from all over.
There are several options when it comes to exploring the sights in and around Hobart. Visitors can walk or bike around the city centre. Buses and taxis are available all throughout the city too. There are no passenger trains in Hobart. It is recommended for visitors to purchase a Day Rover ticket which can be used for any trip on the city’s public buses for a day. Most of the Hobart’s most popular city attractions are all within short distance around the downtown area. Here is a list of favourite attractions in the city that one simply can't miss —
This market is a popular Saturday morning attraction, for locals and visitors alike. Situated in front of large sandstone warehouses which have been converted into a vibrant cluster of craftsmen's workshops, gift shops, restaurants and other trendy shops. Crowds would flock to these shops and stall to look for bargains and delicious seafood.
This picturesque suburb located south of Hobart’s central business district has many interesting and historic architecture. Many of these buildings are built using the region’s local golden sandstone, giving this part of the city a distinct warm colour. Battery Point has a large number of elegant historic houses dating from the early European settlements in Australia. Well-worth an afternoon walk!
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Just a short fifteen-minute walk from the city centre, is the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. A must-see unique attraction of the gardens is the sub Antarctic garden featuring endemic plans of the region. Here visitors can also see various collection of plants and trees that date back to the 19th century. The park also has a visitor centre which houses a restaurant, souvenir shop, and an art gallery featuring local artists.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or TMAG as it is called by locals, has an impressive collection of art, coins and historical artefacts. Exhibits include displays on Australia's aboriginal and colonial history, as well as informative presentation on Tasmania's historical ties with Antarctica.
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Pioneered by David Walsh of Moorilla fame, this contemporary museum features alternative and unique art. There are permanent installations as well as travelling exhibitions of various international artists. MONA is accessible by bus or ferry.
Generally considered as one of the coldest Australian cities, Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate, with four distinct seasons. Summer is the best time to visit for its many popular events and outdoor activities. Plan your Tasmanian adventure now! Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Hobart International Airport on Skyscanner Singapore.
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