Travel and accommodation



We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible – Hobart is a popular destination during the summer and autumn months and often booking accommodation can be difficult. Monday March 14 is a public holiday in a number of Australian states so it is expected that accommodation in Hobart will be in demand. The highly popular biennial festival Ten Days on the Island also begins the week following the conference and will place added pressure on accommodation in Hobart as it attracts large numbers of both interstate and international visitors.

We can’t emphasise this enough: BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION EARLY!!

Travel and a ccomodation bookings are the responsibility of delegates attending Bio-logging 4. Please contact travel and accomodation providers directly for bookings.


Wrest Point Hotel and Convention Centre

Wrest Point Hotel and Convention Centre offers a range of accommodation ranging from 3 ½ to 4 ½ stars and is offering special rates for conference attendees. Bookings must be made through the Wrest Point Hotel and Convention Centre Customer Contact Centre. A booking form can be found here.

Mountainside Rooms (32 rooms available): AU $133/night

Waterside Rooms (42 rooms available): AU $161/night

Tower Rooms (106 rooms available): AU $196/night


Other accommodation providers

We have been able to secure discounted rates at a number of other accommodation providers for conference participants. Please contact hotels directly quoting the Fourth International Science Symposium on Bio-logging when making your booking.

4 ½ star

Salamanca Inn

Queen suite: AU $159/night

Honeymoon suite: AU $228/night

Deluxe superior apartment: AU $246/night


The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

Delegates will have access to heavily discounted rates for the following rooms:

Standard hotel room (10 rooms available)

Studio apartment (10 rooms available)

One bedroom apartment (10 rooms available)

Two bedroom loft apartment (5 rooms available)


4 star

Grand Mecure Hadley’s Hotel and Apartments

Delegates will have access to the government rate on the day. This rate is dynamic, so will change depending on how full the hotel is, but is a substantial discount on standard rates


Lenna of Hobart

Lenna of Hobart offers both rooms in their guest accommodation wing and apartments at Salamanca Terraces

Rooms at Lenna (15 rooms available): AU $139.00/night

One bedroom apartments at Salamanca Terraces (6 apartments available): AU $189.00/night

Studio rooms at Salamanca Terraces (5 studios available): AU $139.00/night


Motel 429

Deluxe queen: AU $155/night

Deluxe water view: AU $170/night

Deluxe self contained (queen): AU $160/night

Deluxe twin self contained (2 x queen): AU $170/night

Standard queen: AU $130/night

Standard twin: AU $135/night


3 ½ star

Leisure Inn Macquarie Hotel

Express room (single/double/twin): $124/night

Standard room (single/double/twin): $144/night

Executive room (single/double): $164/night


Leisure Inn Woolmers Inn

Studio apartments: AU $138/night

Two bedroom apartments: AU $168/night


Backpackers – rates range from around AU $25 - $130

Central City Backpackers

Pickled Frog Hostel

Montgomery’s Hobart Hotel

Hobart Transit Centre Backpackers

Alternate accommodation providers can be found by searching the following websites:


Getting to Hobart

By air:

There are a number of domestic airline carriers that travel from all major Australian mainland airports to Hobart airport:



Tiger Airways 

Virgin Blue

More information on Hobart airport and access to Hobart via air can be found here

From the airport

There are a number of options for travel from the airport to Wrest Point:

By sea:

Tasmania can also be accessed from the Australian mainland via a ferry service between Melbourne and Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania. The Spirit of Tasmania carries both passengers and motor vehicles.

For those travelling with motor vehicles on the Spirit of Tasmania, Devonport is 277km (a three to three and a half hour drive) from Hobart. For those travelling as passengers only on the Spirit of Tasmania, Tassielink Coaches and Redline provide bus services between Hobart and the ship terminal.

A map of Tasmania can be found here



Conference delegates are responsible for making sure they have all of the required travel documentation for travel to Australia.

Information on visas required for international visitors attending the conference can be found on our Visas page


Hiring and driving cars in Australia

An international visitor may drive in Australia on a valid overseas driver's licence for the same class of vehicle. Make sure you carry your licence when driving. If your licence is not in English, you must carry a translation. An international driver's permit is not sufficient by itself and must be accompanied by a valid driver's permit.

Further information on hiring and driving cars in Australia can be found here


Photo credits: Tourism Tasmania and Garry Moore