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is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

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is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

I am going to Hobart for 3 nights and I wanna know if is worth to rent a car to visit main places ?

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1. Re: is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

What are you planning on visiting? I would personally say no, unless you want to get out of Hobart, but even then. A typical 3 day itinerary might be:

Day 1 Explore Hobart city

Day 2 Climb or drive up Mount Wellington

Day 3 Port Arthur day-trip

Mt Field, Bruny Is, Tasman Peninsula are some other options...

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2. Re: is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

You could certainly keep yourself occupied for a day in Hobart city centre without a car. And you could go to MONA on the ferry or bus. Otherwise, the options are to rent a car or do day tours with a suitable company.

Day tour companies are listed on this page: tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255097-s407/Hobar…

That page also mentions the Mount wellington and Richmond shuttle bus,.

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3. Re: is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

I would rent a car....driving in Hobart is not the hassle it is larger mainland capitals.

Mt Wellington and Richmond are much nicer done at your own pace.

The Mt Wellington road requires concentration....the best views are from the summit and the couple of recognised stops enroute, so no need for driver to be distracted along the way thinking they will miss anything.

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4. Re: is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

just did the trip up Mt Wellington with Hobart shuttle Bus company.well worth it. The drive up is narrow and windy and great having someone else do the driving so can concentrate on view.30 Mins at top was plenty as apparently was 4 degrees which was -12 with wind chill factor- rug up!

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5. Re: is worth to rent a car to know about Hobart in 3 days?

It will be advisable ( also work out more economically for 2+ people) to rent a car for a couple of days, or at least one day to visit some of the sites such as Port Arthur etc. We did this a couple of years ago when visiting Hobart. There are quite a few car hire companies at the airport, with a couple of the smaller local companies offering very good rate.We managed to get a car on the spot.

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