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Free Wi-fi

The Tasmanian government has recently partnered with Telstra to offer free Wi-Fi at 50 locations across Tasmania, including popular locations in Tasmania’s south like Port Arthur, Salamanca and the Hobart waterfront. You can access 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi for each device, at each network location, each day.

Find out more: http://freewifi.tas.gov.au/

Emergency Services

Here’s hoping you won’t need our emergency services, but it’s best to be prepared. The emergency telephone number in Tasmania is 000.  In case of emergency, do not call any other number, dial 000 immediately and you will be connected to the emergency service you require.

Keep up to date on any current or emerging emergencies, including road closures via TasALERT – click here

Tipping

Although tips are not expected here in Tasmania, it’s always nice to tip for great service and our locals will appreciate this gesture!

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN)

In Hobart you will find an accredited Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre that’s part of our wider TVIN network. Keep an eye out for the yellow “i” on the blue background where friendly staff can assist you with booking accommodation, maps, itineraries and general travel advice.

There are also white “i” centres that offer limited services in Port Arthur, Taranna and Huonville. For more details please visit the Start With ‘i’ website – click here

Driving & car hire

Tasmania is a great destination for self-drive adventure. A few things to keep in mind – most importantly we drive on the left-hand-side of the road just like the rest of Australia. There are plenty of options for car hire and it’s also important to know our driving times. Some roads, such as the road out to the west coast is long and winding. Although it might not look far on the map, it’s important to allow plenty of time to get to your destination.

Battery Point

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Battery Point

As Hobart’s most historic suburb, Battery Point is best discovered on foot. This way, you can take a good peek at old sailor cottages, pop in for a croissant at the bakery, and literally stop and smell the historic rose varieties lining Kelly Street.

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Glenorchy

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Glenorchy

Glenorchy is just a few kilometres upriver from Hobart, and is becoming increasingly known for its busy arts scene. Could this be due to its rather well-known neighbour MONA or fortuitous timing that the area is celebrating its creative side?

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Hobart

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Hobart

There are certain things going for Hobart that it enjoys with natural abandon. Few cities can boast a mountainous backdrop, harbour on the front doorstep and some of the world’s cleanest air. Hobart is Tasmania’s liveable, dynamic capital and also Australia’s second oldest city.

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Richmond

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Richmond

Pretty as a picture, Richmond has wide 19th century streets, Australia’s oldest bridge and vineyards of the Coal River Valley as its welcoming party. Just a 30 minute drive from Hobart, unless you choose to stop at said wineries along the way, Richmond is a town of cobblestone and hardship.

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