Hobart is a place of light. Sitting neatly between the gleaming, mirror-calm waters of the Derwent River and the towering basalt columns of Mount Wellington, Tasmania’s capital city shimmers like a jewel. Hobart’s harbour is the world’s second deepest, and the fishing fleet based here make the waterfront, with its moorings of gaily-painted boats, a colourful and reflective place to wander. As you would expect, some of Australia’s best seafood comes from the waters surrounding Tasmania. Indeed, Tassie is famous for its food and in the cafés, restaurants and 5-star hotels of Hobart you will be able to experience this at first hand.
The fascinating saga of Hobart’s sometimes violent colonial history is woven deeply into the city’s fabric. These days, however, areas such as Salamanca Place and Battery Point, once a part of the penal system but now lovingly restored, are home to some of the city’s best luxury hotels.
You can spend hours exploring Hobart’s pleasant, leafy streets and with its compact layout you will never be far from a good coffee, a superb meal, and a place to see the light.
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The truly extraordinary Henry Jones Art Hotel is located just a few steps from Hobart Docks and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. In the luxury hotel, there are approximately 400 pieces of contemporary Tasmanian artworks, so staying here is like staying in an art gallery. It is full of elegance, sophistication and impeccable taste of décor.
The richly appointed rooms and suites are all different from each other but they are all in the same style. Coarse-looking stone and wood meet the softest textiles, while old and new creating a magnificent harmony. The elegant furnishings perfectly fit with modern paintings and technical tools that meet the expectations of the modern age and are standard equipments in all rooms and suites.
The 5-star hotel of course also offers 24-hour room service for those who want to dine in the privacy of their room. The luxurious hotel’s two restaurants, Peacock and Jones and Landscape Restaurant & Grill, offer premium dining possibilities in a modern environment with unique, typical Tasmanian cuisine, the finest artisan local beers and high quality service.
The Guest Lounge serves local high-quality wines in a pleasantly furnished area, with modern artworks hanging on the wall. The business facilities are suitable for any kind of meeting, with the highest quality technical equipment in a simple environment. In addition, a well-equipped gym is available to guests.
Located in the center of Hobart and right along the waterfront, the MACq 01 luxury hotel has won numerous awards in recent years for its high quality services. A few steps away is the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, surrounded by pleasant restaurants and parks, but the stay in the hotel itself is also an extraordinary experience.
The 5-star hotel has 114 well-appointed rooms and suites, all overlooking the River Derwent, with a balcony and sophisticated décor using premium ingredients. Each room and suite has a spacious, truly elegant and intimate bathroom with a large stone bath, the best place to relax after a busy day.
This luxurious hotel is home to the Old Wharf Restaurant, which serves real Tasmanian specialties in simple but modern style. And if guests are looking to be pampered, there’s no better place than Evolve Spirits Bar, where rare spirits are paired with intimate environment, impeccable service and ornate design.
One of the MACq 01 Hotel’s most special venues is the Lounge, decorated with traditional Tasmanian aboriginal ornaments, with a cozy open fire in the middle of the comfortable round sofa perfecting the ambiance. In addition to 24-hour room service, in-room massage is also available, ensuring complete relaxation in truly discreet environment.
Salamanca Wharf Hotel, located near the waterfront and the main attractions of Hobart, offers the opportunity to relax in luxury in an unusual setting. The exterior of the building itself already shows that this place is different from other luxury hotels in the city. Sophisticated and simple, but modern and bold at the same time.
Entering the luxury boutique hotel, guests will find elegant rooms with exceptional taste of design. King and queen sized comfortable beds, vibrant colors mixed with discreet wood furniture and timber floors, spacious mosaic-tiled bathrooms equipped with luxurious bathroom amenities, these are standard equipments in all rooms and suites. Just like the minibar, which is fully stocked with the finest Tasmanian wines and spirits.
The ground floor of the hotel houses the upscale Salamanca Wharf Café, open to hungry guests every day of the week. Local ingredients, seasonality, the work of knowledgeable hands, paired with carefully selected wines and beers of Tasmania, all these make this Café a perfect place to take a break. These are complemented by a bright and spacious space and modern furnishings that perfectly matches the luxurious style of the hotel.
Right next to the hotel is the elegant MOVE Massage, where you can choose from the most magnificent treatments for tired body and soul. Infrared saunas and yoga classes are also available, and you are guaranteed to step out the door after treatments like a new you. If you want to spend more active time, you can book many exciting tours of Hobart and the surrounding area through the hotel desk staff.
One of the oldest capital cities in Australia, Hobart is a place where history, nature and modern life intersect. After choosing your luxury hotel, it is time to think about exploring the city and seeing what Hobart has to offer. To help, we have compiled a list of eight of the most unique and interesting things to see and do in Hobart.
1. Scale Mount Wellington
Overlooking Hobart is Mount Wellington, part of the stunning Wellington Park nature reserve. To reach the summit, visitors can drive up the winding Pinnacle Road or enjoy a hike through nature on one of the many walking tracks. Once you are there, you can enjoy sweeping views of Hobart and the surrounding natural environment. To see more of the nature reserve, you can arrange to explore it on foot, by horse, on a mountain bike or in a 4WD.
2. Sample Fresh, Local Seafood
The cold waters surrounding Tasmania are renowned for producing some of the finest fresh seafood in Australia. It would be remiss for any seafood lover not to sample some of the locally caught fish, scallops, mussels, oysters, rock lobster and abalone. Constitution Dock and Sullivans Cove are both home to some of Hobarts fishing fleet, and are lined with seafood eateries, ranging from stalls to fine dining restaurants.
3. Explore the Weekend Markets
Every Saturday the Salamanca Markets are open. It features products from over two hundred local artisans and producers, including Tasmanian made whisky, truffles, jewellery, and woodcrafts. On Sundays the Farm Gate Market brings locally grown produce into the heart of Hobart. The market organisers ensure that everything sold at the market is Tasmanian made and is sold by the person who grew, cooked, or produced the goods.
4. Visit MONA
MONA, The Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest private museum. It was built by David Walsh to share his large collection of ancient, modern, and contemporary art. Patrons can explore the galleries with the assistance of a purpose built, handheld device called the O, which explains each of the artworks. If you work up an appetite, there are vibrant onsite restaurants and bars.
5. Go Back in Time at Cascades Female Factory
Like many of the early British settlements, Hobart’s history is entrenched with the stories of early convicts. Over 5000 female convicts were incarcerated at Cascades Female Factory to be reformed. Today this UNESCO Heritage site shares the largely untold stories of these women, making it an excellent destination for those who are curious about Australian history.
6. Cruise up the Derwent River
To take in the sites of Hobart from the comfort of a vessel, why not take a lunch or dinner time cruise up the Derwent River. There are two options for route: the North Cruise Route and the South Cruise Route. The northern route passes the Botanical Gardens, Government House, Tasman Bridge and Rose Bay, while the southern route goes past Battery Point, Sandy Bay, Bellerive Bluff and Kangaroo Bay.
7. See a Show at Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal is the oldest continually operating theatre in Australia, with the first performance being back in 1836. Within its historic walls you can enjoy a range of performing arts shows, from modern musicals and contemporary concerts to Shakespeare plays, opera, and ballet.
8. Day Trip to Bruny Island
Within an hour of Hobart is Bruny Island, a natural escape that exemplifies the beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness. Explore the island by land, sea, or air, taking in the stunning landscape and spotting local wildlife. Then, sample the wide range of gourmet food and wine produced on the island.