Hobart

Hobart

Hobart is the capital city in the heart of beguiling, ruggedly beautiful Tasmania. It is Australia’s least populous capital city and its mystique enchants visitors with vineyards, treks, science and history. There is no place quite like it.

   

Climate

Tasmania’s geography is utterly unique: mountainous peaks and lakes dominate the island. As such it is milder than other parts of Australia. Tropical breeze from the continent collides with mountain wind chills to create a temperate oceanic climate. Average temperatures in January are 21 degrees and fall as low as 4 degrees in July. Hobart’s distinct seasons make it an ambient city at all times of year but it is important to bear in mind that its position over Antarctica makes it susceptible to cold winds, so students needs more layers to travel here than they might plan for the rest of Australia.

Work

Hobart is riding a wave of popularity with international visitors and other Australians. This means it is far more connected in terms of air travel and opportunity than it was once yet it retains the distinct subtlety that differentiates Tasmania. Backpacking jobs in hospitality are best found through Jora and Indeed. Hobart has some excellent schools and after school tuition jobs are easier to come by in this less populated city. Tutor tree is a helpful resource for this.

     

Accommodation

If your course is at a smaller institution, Springvale accommodation and Rooms on Reynolds is a modest and friendly choice which welcomes students attending all types of courses. Students can expect to pay around $175 per week for a private room if staying for one semester.

     

Leisure

Start your day people watching at the historic Salamander Markets. Dramatic kunyani or Mount Wellington presides over Hobart’s skyline. It lies within Wellington Park, a protected reserve with rugged wilderness and over 500 native plant species. The Wellington Range is a spectacular track for biking and horse riding. It is not possible to circumnavigate the entire island and that is because of Tasmania’s is made up over 600,000 hectares of rainforest. Of particular note is the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Site, the largest temperate rainforest on the planet. Glaciers, gorges, lakes and craggy mountain ranges are best seen through long walks such as the Overland Trek or kayaking tours. Tasmania has a cosy pub culture serving roasted game and craft beers, or a premium vineyard tour can be enjoyed for $169 a day. Unidays is free to join and offers discounts on a wide range of fashion, food and adventure deals.

 

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