Hobart Airport Mini Guide
Hobart Airport is a domestic airport in the town of Cambridge, 17km from Hobart, Tasmania. Not only commercial airlines fly from there, Skytraders use the airport to operate flights to Antarctica for the Australian Antarctic Division.
How to get there
There are flights to Hobart from cities on Australia’s east coast operated by four airlines and the busiest route is Melbourne
Tasmanian Redline Airporter has a shuttle bus service departing from the terminal on every flight arrival. Taxis are available but it is easy to drive your hire car into the city using the Tasmanian Highway. The car hire offices are across the road from the terminal and you can meet your representative there.
In the terminal you will find an information desk that can advise you how to make the most out of your stay and can book hotels and transport for you. If you get hungry you can go to Abbott’s Café and have a snack there, before your flight. Should you be travelling business class you can use the Qantas Club Lounge and have a coffee whilst you surf the internet. If you forgot to buy souvenirs, there is a gift shop or you can buy a magazine and a bottle of water at the newsagents. Vending machines and ATMs are located around the terminal.
The airport is fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available at the airport, should you require them.
The Quality Hotel Hobart Airport has 78 rooms and is modern and stylish. You can eat at the Flight Café and Restaurant, they use only the freshest finest local ingredients in their dishes. The hotel has a business centre if you need to work and they offer a shuttle bus service to the airport.
Hop on the Red Decker Bus for a tour of the city or take a walking tour to see listed buildings and hear stories and history from the local guides. Just two places to see are the Salamanca Palace and Battery Point. The Female Factory is very unique and shows the history of female convicts in the city. Visit the Cascade Brewery for a tasting of Australian beers or go shopping at the bustling Saturday market.
Take a trip out to Mount Wellington and see stunning views of Hobart and surrounds. Join a yacht cruise from Sullivans Cove to Peppermint Bay, there you can stop off for a clambake and chowder.
With a hire car you can spend some days in the city checking out the history of the island and other days exploring the surrounding area including Mount Wellington which towers over the city with great views from the top.
In the city, a kitsch visit is to the stuffed animals on display at the Tasmanian Museum. Items include the Tasmanian Devil and the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger. For those fond of a pint, head for the Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest and, some say, finest. The real ale there is delicious and refreshing.