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Tasmania is such a compact state that it is ideal for a motoring holiday using Hobart as a base. With so many great hotels and motels in Tasmania, Best Western is an ideal starting point for planning your Tasmanian holiday. You can create your own unique driving route or try a Best Western Tasmania self-drive itinerary which does all the work for you. Here’s just a small sample of what you can do in Tasmania.
It's time to visit Hobart
Start in Hobart and visit the buzzing Salamanca Markets and the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. From here it is a short drive to the gorgeous coastal town of Eaglehawk Neck and the historic town of Port Arthur. Then head north along the coast to the laidback town of Bicheno and watch little penguins strut along the heavenly beaches.
North Hobart is a fabulous suburb of Hobart City full of world class cafes and shops. If you have already visited the touristy docks of Hobart, then it’s time to venture north from the CBD to an area well known for its charm and beauty.
Looking for something entertaining and out of the ordinary? Join this fascinating walking tour that will take you back in time into Tasmania’s History. Walk through beautiful landscaped gardens with views of the CBD of Hobart, to the Female Factory, to experience Tasmania’s rich convict history.
Mt Wellington Hobart
Mount Wellington, also known as Kunanyi in Aboriginal, is one of many natural beauties in Tasmania. The mountain rises 1,200 metres over the city of Hobart and offers spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape. You can take a leisurely drive to the top, hike or bike your way up (or down), and there are even horse trails.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is one of Australia’s oldest museums. Located at the waterfront of Hobart, it is surrounded by the historic buildings of Constitution Dock. Inside, explore its Aboriginal Gallery, local geological collection, Tasmanian Tiger exhibition, and Antarctica and the Southern Ocean exhibit. For a uniqie look at art, visit the Tasmanian Museum of Old and New Art (Mona Art Gallery), a 15-minute drive from the Hobart CBD.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to spend time with family or friends on your next trip to Tasmania. Located close to the CBD and close to the River Derwent within the Queens Domain, the gardens have a large variety of significant plants, some dating back to the 19th century. One of the most relaxing things to do in Hobart, be sure to visit the gardens for a wonderful day out.