Hobart has a myriad of places to stay and prices reflect the type and location of accommodation you are after and the time of year of your visit. The busiest period for tourists is over Christmas and New Year which coincides with the annual migration of special boats here. Hobart opens her arms to greet hardy sailors arriving after competing in one of the world’s most challenging ocean races known as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Hobartians celebrate this annual event by gorging themselves on Tasmanian produce at the highly anticipated Taste Festival.
Please don’t arrive in the city without having booked something in advance, as even in winter you may find getting a room a big challenge at short notice. An airport bus driver I know drops a surprising number of tourists at the bar of the Welcome Stranger Hotel late at night because they have nowhere else to go.