We have just moved from Sydney to Tassie having been coming down here on a regular basis since my first Targa in 1997 and have quite a close group of friends. We did 7 or 8 long weekends down here in the past 12 months just trying to get a feel for real estate and weighing up the Launceston/Hobart thing despite having been right around the state many times. Hobart won out and the Mrs snagged a great job, moving from level 61 with harbour views to ground floor looking at a carpark, but on a better package, that left me to pack up and sell the Sydney house and do a couple more trips with apparent essentials.
Dont regret anything so far, customer service is standout by miles. Two classics .... transferred some money in a bank branch and got a call later that day saying I was paying for insurance on something I had forgotten to cancel and would I like them to cancel it, second, went into health fund to change address, got an email later that day saying I would be much better off paying $45 less a month for xyz product.
Sorry long waffle post ....
Short term rentals are relatively scarce but if you are looking to buy then suddenly things are available. We can't decide on buying acreage south of Hobart (30 mins) in either the Channel or Huon Valley, so we have two while we decide (well actually just for a month until the one by the waters lease expires).