Hobart, Tasmania Food + Travel Guide
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Hobart Rivulet Park. Photos by Andrew Strikis.
WHERE TO WALK IN HOBART
One of the best things about Hobart is its compact size. If you prefer to explore by foot then this is the city for you!
The Salamanca district should be the first place on your itinerary, with its rich maritime history and gorgeous architecture a backdrop to the blue waters of the Derwent River. Weekends are when things really get buzzing, with the Salamanca Markets a hive of activity come Saturday morning. The heritage streets and houses of Battery Point and Sandy Bay are just a short walk to the south if you’d like to explore further, and the two-kilometer Battery Point Sculpture Trail is the ideal route.Read More
Where to Stay in Hobart, Tasmania
If it’s festivals, markets, or the buzz of the waterfront that appeals to you, you want to stay in the Salamanca district. Considering its prime location, hotels are numerous, but you will find yourself paying a little bit more for the privilege. The most exciting hotel to open in Hobart in recent years is MACq 01 (doubles from AU$280; 18 Hunter St., map). Positioned smack-bang on the water, it presents itself as a “storytelling” hotel, where every room is inspired by a historical Tasmanian character. Through sight, sound, and touch the story is revealed, providing insight into the Tasmanian spirit.
If you’re staying awhile, a serviced apartment is a fantastic option. The award-winning Salamanca Wharf Hotel (doubles from $205; 17a Castray Esplanade, map) cannot be missed; just look for the towering silos by the water’s edge. These old agricultural icons have been gutted, renovated, and transformed into boutique accommodation in the heart of Salamanca, just a short walk from the restaurants, markets, and entertainment hot spots of Hobart.Read More