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What can you do in Hobart over the weekend?
Browse Salamanca Market
If you book airfare to Hobart for the weekend, head to Salamanca Place on Saturday morning. Each week, more than 300 market stalls set up, and vendors sell everything you can imagine – clothes, jewellery, homewares, art, and antiques. You’ll also find stalls selling fresh produce and delicious international cuisines. Salamanca Market is one of the most vibrant outdoor markets across Australia, and a must-do while holidaying on flights to Hobart.
Hike Mount Wellington
While exploring the city between your return flights to Hobart, it’s hard to not see Mount Wellington in the background. It’s located west of the city and provides a nice escape from the hustle and bustle. Drive to the top of the mountain, or get active and make your way up one of several walking trails. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could even take the 12-kilometre (7.5 mile) walk from the CBD to the summit. From the top of Mount Wellington, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view over the region – one of the best views you’ll find while visiting on cheap flights to Hobart!
Explore Battery Point
While visiting Tasmania on flights to Hobart, immerse yourself in history in Battery Point. Located just south of the CBD, Battery Point is Hobart’s oldest neighbourhood. It was settled in the early 19th century, and much of the original architecture can still be seen today. Learn more about Battery Point’s history by exploring the laneways and landmarks between your return flights to Hobart. While exploring the neighbourhood, don’t miss Narryna Heritage Museum, St. George’s Anglican Church, and the cottages around Arthur’s Circus.
What’s on in Hobart?
Taste of Tasmania
It’s no secret that Tasmania is on its game when it comes to fresh produce and incredible dining opportunities. No matter when you book tickets to Hobart, you’ll find many great restaurants showcasing the local food scene. If you’re interested in trying local delicacies, you can’t go wrong with booking cheap flights to Hobart during the Taste of Tasmania. This annual waterfront food festival is held between late December and early January. Taste of Tasmania lasts a week and is one of the largest food festivals in Australia. Try food from top Tasmanian restaurants, sip a glass of local wine, and admire the views over Hobart Harbour.
Royal Hobart Regatta
Royal Hobart Regatta began in 1838, making it Tasmania’s oldest sporting event. For a few days each February, boating enthusiasts from around the country descend on the Tasmanian capital. There’s non-stop action with boat races, firework displays, and evening concerts. Cheer on the racers or get in the water yourself with a series of water-based activities. If you’d love to attend Royal Hobart Regatta, book plane tickets to Hobart for the second weekend in February.
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a Hobart institution, and there’s no better time to experience it than during the Dark MOFO event. It takes over the MONA for 12 days in the middle of winter, and it’s definitely not your average arts festival. Dark MOFO centres around the unusual and offbeat, using dark and thought-provoking imagery. If you book airfare to Hobart during the festival, you can attend film screenings, theatre productions, light shows, and late-night exhibitions at the MONA. Dark MOFO also has a Winter Feast, where you can indulge in Hobart’s best street food while enjoying live music. To attend Dark MOFO, book your flights to Hobart for mid-June.
When is the best time to book flights to Hobart?
As the southernmost state in Australia, Tasmania experiences cooler temperatures than its northern counterparts. The summer months aren’t too hot and typically reach a comfortable 22°C during the day. If you’re hoping to take advantage of outdoor activities around Tasmania – hiking, kayaking, mountain biking – book flights to Hobart in the summer. Keep in mind that summer is high season, so be sure to lock in accommodation early for the best rates.
If you want to avoid the crowds but enjoy pleasant weather, consider booking flights into Hobart Airport (HBA) in spring or autumn. Daytime temperatures reach about 16°C, so you can still enjoy the Tasmanian outdoors. Just pack a few extra layers with you. Autumn is an especially great time to hike around Tasmania.
There are perks to booking cheap flights to Hobart in winter too. Although temperatures can drop to about 5°C, you’ll find fewer tourists and lower hotel rates. Take advantage of chilly days to explore the museums of Hobart, and head into the mountains if you’re a skier. If you plan return flights to Hobart in winter, you’ll also get the opportunity to chase the elusive, but gorgeous, Southern Lights.