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The Sandy Bay campus of University of Tasmania is located roughly 3km south of the Hobart CBD (central business district). Most locations in Sandy Bay/Battery Point (including restaurants, cafes and pubs) are all within 10-15 minutes easy walking distance from the University. Note that Hobart CBD is a 5-10 minute journey from the Sandy Bay campus by Metro bus using the Uni Bus service (routes 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 888 all go to the University). A one-way trip on the bus will cost about $2 and a taxi will set you back roughly $10. It is also possible to walk; Hobart CBD to University campus is a pleasant walk of approximately half an hour.

Map of Sandy Bay campus (PDF).

Climate for Hobart in October:
Mean minimum temperature: 7.7o C
Mean maximum temperature 16.9o C
Average number of rain days: 9.4

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Air Travel & connections
Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger offer flights to Hobart from most major mainland cities. Hobart airport is about 16 km East of the city. The 10 Buck Bus runs to the city, with drop-off points at some hotels and localities in Sandy Bay. A taxi fare from the airport to Sandy Bay is approximately $50.


See Discover Tasmania for a comprehensive listing of accomodation choices ranging from hotels/motels to backpackers/hostels.
Anything in Sandy Bay or Battery Point area will be an easy 10-20 min walk to the University (add 10mins or so for Hobart CBD). There are also regular Metro buses that operate from the popular North Hobart area. Feel free to email Jeremy with an queries about accomodation choices.

Additional info:

University of Tasmania home page

Discover Tasmania Website

Lonely planet page for Hobart, Tasmania

Last modified July 2009 by Jeremy Sumner.

Photo of Mount Wellington taken from University sports ovals courtesy of Dr. Kym Hill.