If you're traveling overland, then Hobart takes ages to get to as an assortment of trains, buses and a ferry will help find you here. The city is easy to get around and peppered with parks to laze away the days.
The city has plenty of places to be a pedestrian, with street side cafes, bars and pubs to sit back and solve the world's problems.
One such place is called Salamanca Place, near the docks. This is an expensive area, so hold onto your wallet with both hands. It is amazing that people can even afford to drink here with a single beer costing $7 AUD.
Looking for authentic Australian food on a budget? Good luck. Once again, Asian food is the best way to eat out. Meals at several of the take away Asian eateries in town were going for just $10 AUD.
The Wooden Boat Festival takes place every year in Hobart and brings in throngs of people from around Australia and the world. It takes place during the middle of February. Accommodations sell out fast, so book in advance.
You can walk up and down the docks which are lined with wooden boats, both old and new.
Hobart might also be a good place to find work if you are looking to get on a boat crew.
Hobart has a lot of festivals year round, just check out the Hobart Tourist Information website for dates.
At the end of the Wooden Boat Festival, bagpipers played as each boat departed the harbor.
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