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What is public transport like in Hobart?
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The Metro Bus network is an affordable public transport option if you’ve booked cheap flights to Hobart from Rotorua and want to stick to a budget. You can buy a Metro Green Card at the Metro Shop or at a number of convenience stores throughout the city. It costs $25 AUD ($27 NZD) and provides you with $20 AUD ($22 NZD) worth of credit. Single tickets start at around $3 AUD ($3.20 NZD). The Green Card gives you discounts on your bus fares and can take you in and around the Hobart area. There are also some ferry services that you can use with the card. You can add money to the card by downloading the Metro app or at bus stops around the city.
Travelling to and from Hobart Airport
Hobart Airport (HBA) doesn’t have a direct public transport route that can take you straight into the city, so unless you hire a car when you book Rotorua to Hobart flights, your best option is probably to use a pre-booked shuttle bus, SkyBus or taxi. This is probably more convenient than walking to the nearest bus stop, which is approximately half a kilometre away from Hobart Airport. The SkyBus operates every day of the year and takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the CBD. Prices start at $19.50 AUD ($21 NZD) for a single adult or $36 AUD ($38 NZD) for a return. A family return ticket is $78 AUD ($83 NZD). If you want to get a taxi, local services including Uber are available from Hobart Airport. An Uber from Hobart Airport to the CBD should cost you approximately $30 AUD ($32 NZD) to $40 AUD ($43 NZD).
What is the best neighbourhood to stay in for families?
Battery Point is a quiet and conveniently located little suburb just south of the centre of Hobart. It has lots of cafes and restaurants like Honey Badger Dessert Cafe, and is close to some of the city’s best beaches, making it the ideal spot for families with flights Rotorua to Hobart. The affluent suburb was once the heart of Hobart’s maritime scene but has since become a hotspot for families and couples who work in the city’s CBD. It’s near Short Beach, so if you’ve booked tickets to Hobart from Rotorua for summer, you’ll be able to spend the day lounging at the beach while the kids have fun playing. It’s also home to Princes Park, which is another fantastic area to spend some time in on sunny days. If you’ve booked cheap flights to Hobart from Rotorua and want to stick to a budget, it’s the perfect spot for a picnic.
West Hobart is another good area to stay in if you’ve booked Rotorua to Hobart flights with the family and want to stay in an affordable area with good transport links. It’s also near Mount Wellington, which is a must-do part of any trip to Hobart. If you’re interested in teaching your child about the integral role of women during Tasmania’s time as a penal colony, you need to visit the fascinating Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. If you get the chance, West Hobart is also near Cascade Brewery — the oldest operating one in Australia. It’s also only 20 to 30 minutes from the city centre by foot with good bus links as well.
What are the best day activities in Hobart with kids?
Head to one of Hobart’s beaches
With Rotorua to Hobart return flights, you’ll be able to take advantage of the city’s serene and often quiet beaches. Sandy Bay Long Beach is one of the best for kids as it also has a nearby playground and there’s lots of parking nearby if you’ve chosen to hire a car for your trip. Kingston is another beach that’s great for the kids to play and run around on. If you’re staying near Battery Point, Short Beach is one of the city’s most popular with both locals and tourists.
See Tasmania’s wildlife up and close
Bonorong Wildlife Park is one of the top places to visit with kids if you’ve booked Rotorua to Hobart flights. The conservation park has Tasmanian Devils as well as a number of other native animals. A family ticket costs $93 AUD ($99 NZD) and children under three are free.
Head to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has done a fantastic job making museums fun for children. Kids can get access to binoculars, kaleidoscopes and magnifying glasses while exploring all the exhibits and there are also highly engaging tours on the weekends. The museum is conveniently located at Dunn Place, free to enter and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.