Hobart is the capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania, serving as a busy seaport for the Antarctic activities of France and Australia, and a hub for up to 40 cruise ships during the southern hemisphere summer months.
Where to Stay in Hobart
© Salamanca Wharf Hotel
Salamanca Wharf Hotel
The Salamanca Wharf Hotel provides rooms with all the amenities of a luxury apartment. The kitchenette includes appliances, cookware, wine, cheese, beer, and chocolates. Most rooms have a washer and dryer. They offer studio rooms, premium apartments, or loft penthouses. If you do not feel like cooking, you can go downstairs to the Salamanca Wharf Cafe or visit one of the restaurants nearby. The Salamanca Wharf Hotel is located within minutes of Hobart’s most popular destinations.
Address: 17A Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia
© Lenna of Hobart
Lenna of Hobart
Lenna of Hobart offers two-, three-, and five-bedroom penthouse suites. The suites are fully furnished and have fully equipped kitchens. This nearly 150-year old, converted sandstone mansion is located on Salamanca Place within walking distance of many popular Hobart locales.
Address: 20 Runnymede St, Hobart
© Mona Pavilions
The Mona Pavilions are located next to the Museum of Old and New Art, which is a very popular destination and is billed as a controversial art collection. The avant garde Pavilions offers eight suites with free breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine. You will have access to the museum, the winery, and the restaurant, or you can go off-site and visit popular locations nearby.
Address: 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart
© Islington Hotel
The Islington Hotel
The Islington Hotel was converted from a house built in 1847. Five rooms are part of the original home. The other six are recently added garden apartments. The Islington offers a music room, library, and outdoor barbecue. Each room has its own decor theme. The hotel has a restaurant, a bar, and offers in-room massages.
Address: 321 Davey Street, South Hobart
Things to Do in Hobart
There are a lot of family-friendly activities to do here. Kunanyi/MT Wellington is just 20 minutes from Hobart. On the way, you will travel through a rainforest into a sub-alpine climate with glacial rock formations. The viewing center at the top overlooks the World Heritage Wilderness Area. The park offers picnic areas, walking trails, rappelling, and mountain biking.
© The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens with 6,500 plant species, including 400 from Tasmania, covers 13.5 hectares and is near the central business district. The gardens were established in 1818 and contain historic plant collections and trees from the nineteenth century. A one-of-a-kind sub-Antarctic plant house contains plants from Macquarie Island. With cool fogs and mists, a climate-controlled environment replicates the cold and wet environment of the island. Another interesting feature is the hollow Arthur Wall which allows the interior of the wall to be heated to help grow exotic plants and fruit trees in cooler climates. This type of wall used to be common in Britain. The gardens also have a Japanese garden, an herb garden, a community food garden, a large conifer collection, and a Conservatory.
Address: Lower Domain Road, Queens Domain, Hobart