dealchecker's guide to Hobart

Dominated by the might of Mount Wellington, the city of Hobart is the main metropolitan area on the Australian island of Tasmania. Highlights include the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which are near the centre of the city and are Australia's second oldest botanical gardens. Nearby are many hotels to choose from as well as cheap Hobart hotels for that extra bargain.

Choosing a Hobart Hotel

Accommodation in Hobart is very wide ranging with many cheap Hobart hotels offering great value for money. Many people come for the nightlife, the huge market in Salamanca Place which takes place once a week, and as a base to explore the rest of the island. Being a bustling sea port with many docking cruise ships throughout the summer, it's wise to book ahead for your accommodation otherwise you might be disappointed.

When to Visit Hobart

The hottest months are December, January and February when holidays to Hobart are most popular, with it boasting the most sunshine of any Australian town or city at up to over 15 hours a day. If you are into crowds and sailing, the best time to visit is to see the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts on Boxing Day. However, you are unlikely to get really cheap Hobart flights at this time as there is also the Summer Festival happening which is a very popular event.

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