Parts of Town
If you’ve decided to visit Hobart, you’ll love the scenery, potential excursions, joyful experiences, and culture of the location. However, there’s still something that can determine the quality of the trip – Hobart accommodation. Where should you stay? Are there any locations you should avoid?
Firstly, it’s important to note that Hobart is a fairly small city. Therefore, location and travel aren’t likely to cause an issue wherever you are; you’ll still be able to get around and reach all the important sights regardless of where you are. Yet, your location does impact the amount of money you’re going to spend on your trip. If you’re on a budget, you’ll need to pay attention to the different parts of town.
Here are some parts of town that might appeal to you depending on what you’re looking for:
First Time – If you’re visiting Hobart for the first time, you might want to experience Hobart at its very best and this is likely to come in the CBD (Central Business District). As well as being the oldest part of Hobart, you get to see life in Hobart since it also contains lots of original settlements.
Nightlife – For those seeking vibrant nightlife, you’ll want North Hobart. Read old guides and they will tell you to avoid this rough suburb, but it has since been transformed into a lively hub. As a creative, rustic space, it’s a hip area and will accommodate your nightlife goals.
Budget – Some people rather spend money on experiences and tours than accommodation, and West Hobart is the best option for this. Originally the farming district, West Hobart now attracts lots of creative people from musicians to artists. The accommodation is generally cheaper than most other areas in Hobart.
Family Trips – If you want somewhere nice for all the family, you might want to explore Battery Point. Just a little south of the CBD, Battery Point offers lots of history, old architecture, heritage buildings, and charm. It’s a perfect escape from modern life without being too far away from other key areas.
Coolness – What if you just want somewhere cool to stay? Finally, it’s difficult to ignore midtown. Although it’s only a small neighbourhood, this area is no longer overlooked and has been through several stages of development over the years. Midtown is now a cool place to stay, and you’ll see lots of online reviews that confirm this view.
Art Galleries and Restaurants
When visiting Hobart, you’ll see locals and guides talking about the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), and this is because everybody in Hobart is proud of the museum. Currently, it’s the largest privately funded museum in the whole southern hemisphere. According to some suggestions, you would need around $100 million to buy the collection inside the MONA. Be aware that the MONA is located to the north of Hobart; since the city is so small, it’s still only a 20-minute drive from the centre of Hobart.
Other art galleries you might want to explore include the Salamanca Art Centre, Art Mob, Henry Jones Design Gallery, Despard Gallery, Gallery Salamanca, Nolan Art Gallery and School, and Wild Island Tasmania.
Once again, you’ll have a splendid choice of eateries wherever you are in Hobart. Some locations to keep in mind are Templo, Fico, Frank, ALOFT, The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, Landscape Restaurant and Grill, Peacock and Jones, and The Glass House.
There you have it, some advice for staying in Hobart and choosing the right location for your family. Why not book your trip today?