Hobart is a city characterised by 19th century sandstone warehouses, bright sails on the water and fishing boats bobbing in the docks. Just below this historic facade is a vibrant and connected underbelly of gourmet food producers, artisans and artists.
At Salamanca Place, rows of Georgian sandstone warehouses have been converted into galleries, theatres and cutting-edge restaurants. On weekends the outdoor Salamanca Market comes alive with fresh local produce arts and crafts. Check out the grand old mansions and fishermen’s cottages lining Battery Point, Hobart’s oldest suburb. Hear the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra play in Australia’s oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal, or enjoy a glass of local wine or beer in one of the bars in Salamanca Place.
Crowning all this is Hobart’s piece de resistance, Mona, The Museum of Old and New Art. A privately owned museum set on a vineyard, you can stay overnight here in the Mona art pavilions – each celebrating an Australian artist and full of artworks and antiquities.
A 90-minute trip takes you to the Tasman Peninsula, south-east of Hobart, to discover Australia’s intriguing convict history.
The Tasman Peninsula is a place of breathtaking seascapes, some of the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere and wild ocean views. The journey takes you through rolling farmland, past small cold climate vineyards, local craft galleries, quirky little towns like Doo Town, to end at one of the world’s most historic convict prisons.
Step into the past at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site with its spectacular, haunting sandstone remnants of a 19th century prison. This well-preserved, stunningly-located site dates back to 1830. Come nightfall, grab a lantern and take a spine-chilling ghost hunting tour here.
Explore the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site in style.
Private dinner with Mona owner and maths nerd David Walsh.
Twenty-four hours of Turrell experiences (oh, and luxury).
A rockstar afternoon and evening of food, fun and filth.