|Pack of cigarettes||$15.48|
|Local draught beer||$6.10|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$9.15|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$2.16|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 515.44|
Tourists would love Tasmania – there are nice places to stay, fine food and wine, events and festivals, tourist spots and attractions, wilderness and wildlife, spas and beach resorts, culture and arts, sports and activities, a lively nightlife and plenty of cheap flights to Hobart.
The island of Tasmania is about 240 kilometers south of the Australian mainland. Domestic airlines have cheap flights to Hobart from Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and other Australian cities.
In Hobart, the three main features are the popular recreation and leisure area of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Mount Wellington and the Tasman Bridge. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which is a short walk from the city center, is noted for its wide selection of plants. Mount Wellington with its biodiversity towers at 1,271 meters, and the Tasman Bridge span Hobart’s two shores.
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which is well-known to the yachting aficionados, heralds a two week festival of food and wine from Boxing Day until the middle of January. This is followed by the Australian Wooden Boat Festival held twice a year that is held alongside the long surviving Royal Hobart Regatta. In April, car racing enthusiasts converge to witness the finish of the Targa Tasmania car rally event. When spring comes, the much anticipated Tulip Festival is held at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
Tourists won’t have an idle time in Hobart. They can go on a cruise and water tours, join day trips and excursions, hike and camp, walk or bike and see the sights, explore wildlife parks and get acquainted with the Tasmanian devil.
If staying overnight or longer, there are plenty of hotels in Hobart to choose from. There are luxury hotels for the moneyed and the budget-challenged can save by staying in B&BS. They can have their choices of mountain or river views, opt for charming old-world cottages, have a taste of “Tassie” farm life, or enjoy modern conveniences in plush city hotel boutiques.
The best time to explore the restaurant scene is during the day because lunch is cheaper. The same entrée that you eat at lunch will cost more in a dinner menu, so fill yourself with lunch and make do with a budget dinner.