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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 15-20 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), with a one-way trip costing about $2. 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 November:
Mean minimum temperature: 9.1o C
Mean maximum temperature 19.4o C
Average number of rain days: 5.1

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Air Travel & connections
Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger offer flights to Hobart from most major mainland cities and flies from Melbourne. Hobart airport is about 16 km East of the city. The Airporter bus runs to the city, with drop-off points at some hotels and localities in Sandy Bay, and costs $18 for a one-way fare. A taxi fare from the airport to Sandy Bay is approximately $65.


See Discover Tasmania or (look under "Hotel List") for a comprehensive listing of accomodation choices ranging from hotels/motels to backpackers/hostels. The Mayfair Plaza, Grosvenor Court Apartments and Flinders Lane Holiday Apartments are conveniently located within a short 10min walk to the University and The Prince Of Wales Hotel is a cheaper option (20min walk).
Anything in Sandy Bay or Battery Point area will be an easy 20-30 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 accommodation choices.

Additional info:

University of Tasmania home page

Discover Tasmania Website

Lonely planet page for Hobart, Tasmania

Mona Museum if you want to mix up some art with your science.

Last modified 10 October 2014 by Jeremy Sumner.

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