Situated in the island state of Tasmania, Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city. A place of exceptional natural beauty, Hobart is an increasingly popular cruise destination for local and international visitors alike.
Combining a modern lifestyle with historic charm, Hobart offers a range of unique attractions, from bushwalking along the rugged peaks of nearby Mount Wellington to wining and dining at some of Australia’s finest restaurants.
The Hobart Cruise Terminal is located on Macquarie Wharf No. 2, about 800 metres from the city centre. Welcoming an average of 40 ships during the cruise season from October to April, the terminal and its surrounding wharves cater for ships up to 244 metres in length. Popular cruise lines to have docked include the Dawn Princess, Celebrity Solstice, Radiance of the Seas and the Oosterdam.
- telephones in the vicinity
- easy access to transport services
- maps, information brochures and volunteer greeters
- money exchange.
How to Get Around
There are several ways of travelling to and from the Hobart Cruise Terminal. It is within walking distance of all main transport services.
Car hire services should be booked in advance and are available for pick-up outside the terminal. Several cruise lines operate tour bus services from the terminal, ensuring easy access to Hobart CBD and other areas.
Travel times from Hobart Cruise Terminal
- 800 metres to Hobart CBD
- 650 metres to Tasmanian Travel & Tourism Centre
- taxi rank located outside terminal
- 20 minutes to Hobart Airport (taxi $30 to $40)
- 5 minutes to Hobart CBD (taxi $5 to $10).
- Currency - the local currency in Hobart is the Australian dollar. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and $1 and $2 denominations. Notes come in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
- Time Zone - Hobart uses Australian Eastern Standard Time. It is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
- Weather - Hobart has a mild, temperate, maritime climate, and is often cool and cloudy. Average temperatures range from 21° Celsius in summer (December to February) to 12° Celsius in winter (June to August). The city itself is exposed to southerly Antarctic winds, though it is protected by Mount Wellington from the worst westerly weather.
- Salamanca Markets - only a 10-minute walk from the terminal is Tasmania’s renowned Salamanca Markets. There are buskers, food stalls, fresh produce, and an array of boutique stalls selling unique fashion, glassware, jewellery and ceramics. Open every Saturday and nestled among the sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place, this market is the ideal gateway to Hobart’s vibrant cultural scene.
- Wellington Park - travel out to Wellington Park and experience stunning views from atop Mount Wellington. A popular activity for visitors, the journey up Pinnacle Road is easily accessible from Hobart CBD. There’s a range of activities to enjoy – everything from gentle bush-walking to adventurous 4-wheel driving.
- MONA - located only 15 minutes from the Hobart Cruise Terminal, David Walsh’s privately owned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has drawn critical acclaim for its exciting and often provocative exhibitions. MONA offers an impressive range of contemporary art, large-scale installations, emerging works from young artists and a French-inspired restaurant.
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - walk just 500 metres from the terminal to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Exhibiting a diverse range of historical, scientific and artistic collections, the museum also boasts amazingly preserved animals like the 150 kilogram giant squid that washed ashore at Ocean Beach in 2007.