Travel Expenses: Hobart

The first time I went to Hobart, I wasn’t able to keep track of our expenses. Since we were hosted by my brother-in-law’s friends, we had no accommodation expense, and most of our meals were had at their house.

Hobart
Beautiful Hobart

On this trip, however, my sisters and I were on our own, and I was able to see just how much a trip to Hobart would cost. Note that this is not a super budget trip: we stayed in a serviced apartment where we were able to cook most of our meals. Our main activity was a trip to the Museum of Old and New Art and the Salamanca Market. We walked everywhere, since our accommodation was centrally located. Also note that this covers the travel expenses for the three of us, excluding our personal shopping.

Hobart 2013
August 1 – 4, 2013
Airfare
Jetstar Airways $ 483.00 1

Transport
Long-term parking $ 60.00
Taxi $ 96.79 2
Mona Roma $ 60.00 3

Accommodation
Quest Waterfront $ 502.42 4

Meals
Mures $ 66.50 5
Fishy Business $ 25.50 6
Supermarket $ 107.68 7
Activities
MONA $ 60.00
Total $ 1,461.89
1 Tickets bought in June, includes 20kg of check-in baggage for one person both ways
2 We only took the taxi twice: from and to the airport
3 The museum’s bus or ferry has a flat rate of $20 per person for a return ticket. You can take the ferry both ways, or the bus both ways, or bus one way and ferry the other.
4 Booked online through their website, after checking in various booking sites since the rates are the same anyway. This is a serviced apartment with a full kitchen. We booked for a room that can fit three people, but got upgraded to a suite than can fit five.
5 First meal in Hobart. This includes three soups, a platter of oysters, and a seafood basket.
6 Another seafood basket
7 We bought food to cook, like lamb chops, pasta, salad greens, cheese, bread, fruits, dessert, etc.
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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. This is too expensive for a 3-day trip to Hobart. The expenses can be severely cut if you take an AirBnB accommodation few miles from the city, for example. When I was in Hobart for 1 week, I booked an entire apartment for AUD45 a day in a superb location near Mt. Wellington which is Tassie’s highest peak. Transport can also be cut substantially. You can take a shuttle when moving from airport to CBD and on the way back (just book ahead for a guaranteed seat). Also, use the bus instead of taking the cab. You can even travel to MONA by bus; of course, MONA ROMA is an experience in itself.

    • Nina says:

      You’re right Bill, it can be so much cheaper. However, we prefer the central location and the relative ease of hopping on a cab. Thanks for sharing your advice though!

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