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Splendid Luxury


Loved By Our Guests

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Splendid Luxury


Loved By Our Guests

 

A Destination
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Uncover Hobart's food, wine, and eclectic creativity at the galleries, bars and restaurants of MONA. Relax, eat and visit the weekend markets at the convict-built harbour and sandstone Salamanca Place.

Visit Hobart's oldest suburb of Battery Point just down our street, climb Mount Wellington, and join celebrations for the Taste Tasmania festival and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Hobart offers access to Richmond, Kettering, Bruny Island, Wineglass Bay and Tasmania's national parks. And now there's the Awesome Three Capes Track on our doorstep.

 
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Relax


Relax and enjoy all that Hobart has to offer

Relax


Relax and enjoy all that Hobart has to offer

Find world class art, convict history, pristine nature and award winning whiskey in the Top 10 list of things to do in Hobart.

Hobart is a compact city, oozing with both modern and historic charm. Wander through colonial architecture and take in the vibrant energy of the creatives who choose to live here. Find pristine nature and artisanal produce, daring modern art and hip bars and restaurants. Hobart is a very special place. Tap into its eclectic magic.

Be Stunned by MONA and Hobart’s Art Scene

Take the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA, and see what all the fuss is about at this truly daring, eccentric, privately owned museum. Keep the creative juices going at Hobart’s other great galleries, including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca Art Centre, which champion local artists and artisans.

 

Explore the Shops and Cafes of Salamanca Place

 

Sip an espresso at Tricycle Cafe in Salamanca Place with its boutiques, eateries and providores. Find a rare book at old world Astrolabe Books or handmade jewellery at Rebecca Roth Gallery, and cutting-edge fashion at Forest Dragon and Double Daffodil. Don’t miss the 300-stall Saturday Salamanca Market that sells produce, arts and crafts and homewares.

Delve into Hobart’s Convict History

Drive or take a tour to Port Arthur for the chance to see the wild Tasman Peninsula. Make sure to pick up a convict card and follow the story through the imposing structures. Closer to the city centre, only 30 minutes away, discover Richmond, with convict roots and now gateway to some of Tasmania’s finest wine-growing areas.

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The Local Sights


The Local Sights


MOUNT WELLINGTON

Climb Mount Wellington for the Best Views of Hobart

It only takes a 10 minute drive to reach the bottom of Mount Wellington. From there, choose a short walk, a long hike, a mountain bike ride or scale the 1300-metre sub-alpine rocky summit and reward yourself with incredible views of the city and Derwent Valley. Head to the village of Fern Tree for lovely picnic spots.

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EXPLORE OUR PUBS

Settle in for a Beer at Battery Point

Take the 175-year-old Kelly’s Steps from Salamanca to Battery Point and walk round Hobart’s oldest suburbs, with beautiful sandstone mansions, colonial cottages and impressive river views. Stop by a great place for a drink, the Shipwrights Arms Hotel or “Shippies”, an authentic pub and a perfect place to savour the local Cascade beers.

ABSORB OUR HERITAGE

Stroll through some well-preserved history

The city of Hobart has some of the finest sandstone buildings remaining in Australia, including the stately Town Hall on Macquarie Street and the historic waterfront warehouses that line Salamanca Place. And behind Salamanca Place is Battery Point with its workers' cottages and grand stone homes making this the best preserved colonial-era suburb in Australia.

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Fresh Air


Fresh Air


FUN WITH THE KIDS

There’s plenty to do all year round from wildlife parks like Bonorong and the Tassie Devil Park to the Bruny and Tasman Island Boat Cruises. Visit the old sweet shop in Richmond. Swim and slide at the Aquatic Centre. Head to the amazing white sandy beaches within an hour of Hobart. Tahune Airwalk. Mount Franklin Waterfall. Go for a bike tour from Mount Wellington to Hobart. Or explore the Tasman Peninsula. All 'day-trip-able'!

You might enjoy the big slide which is a few minutes walk from our house at the beginning of Parliament Street. Or head down the road to Lower Sandy Bay beach where there is a huge playground.

Tassie Heritage – It’s a Cake Walk!

Salamanca is about 1km from the apartment. Here is an interesting, meandering 3.8 km walk from the apartment through the middle of Battery Point down to Salamanca Square via Kelly’s Steps and back home.

Battery Point is named after the battery of guns which were established on the point in 1818 as part of the Hobart coastal defences. The battery no longer exists. The area is generally known as one of the city’s more prestigious suburbs, with many large and extravagant homes and apartment blocks. It adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area as well as the nearby prestigious suburb of Sandy Bay.

Battery Point has a large number of historic houses dating from the first European settlement of ‘Hobart Town’. Probably the most significant is Arthur Circus with its cottages, mostly originally constructed for the officers of the garrison. Arthur Circus is the only circus in Australia.

Click on this Google Maps link to see more details of this walk and check out our Maps page. And click here for more info about this wonderful walk: Tassie Heritage Cake Walk.

A Great Slippery Walk

Looking to take your children for an interesting walk from your apartment? Or perhaps a refreshing walk without kids in the countryside without leaving town? This will do the trick. It’s a 3.4 km walk.

Click on this link to Google maps for this walk. And here's more info - Rivulet Track.

Hobart Rivulet Track - minutes away

Hobart Rivulet Track - minutes away

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Delis & Markets


Delis & Markets


Hobart is an artisan destination and there are many wonderful providores, food markets and craft producers within minutes of your front door. The quality of these hand-made goods is as exceptional as it is particular to Tasmania.

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday on Salamanca Place – 8am to 3pm


HOBART FARMERS MARKET

Every Sunday in Bathurst St  – 9am to 1pm


A Common Ground Shop

A cupboard under the stairs packed with Tasmanian artisan produce hand selected by Matthew Evans and Nick Haddow.


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Wursthaus

People get passionate about Wursthaus. The manufacturing arm, at Cambridge, supplies smallgoods to the Wursthaus Kitchen outlet at Salamanca and these are supplemented daily with chef-prepared foods, local and imported products and a range of Tasmanian and imported European wines. Parliament House is around the corner and it is not unusual to find political luminaries lining up with everyone else to be served.

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THE ITALIAN PANTRY

A fine selection of Italian products and Hobart’s best cheese room.

27-29 Federal Street North Hobart

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Kids – Playgrounds and Short Outings


Kids – Playgrounds and Short Outings


Parliament St Playground - 5 minute walk
The ‘Big Blue Slide'
Across Regent St opposite Fitzroy Gardens

Long Beach Playground
Lower Sandy Bay
(amazing playground by the beach)

Cornelian Bay Playground
Queens Walk, New Town 7008
(another amazing playground by a beach with a kiosk - ice cream, chips...)

Dru Point – Bicentenial Park
Margate 7054

The Train Park (Caldew Park)
Hill St, West Hobart

Russell Falls
Mt Field National Park
(20 min easy walk from car park – good for little legs)

Salmon Ponds
70 Salmon Ponds Rd, Plenty  7140
(03) 6261 5663
(Feed the fish, have a wander & lunch at the café)

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton7030
(03) 6268 1184
info@bonorong.com.au

Tassie Devil Park
5990 Arthur Hwy, Taranna TAS 7180
1800 641 641
 
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Queens Domain, Hobart
(03) 6166 0455

State Cinema - lost in time!
375 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
(03) 6234 6318
(cinema on the roof!)