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    Antique interior at Corinda

  • Travel Guide

    Hobart, Tasmania

    • Nature prevails in Hobart, with the capital city of Tasmania sprinkled along Derwent River and Mount Wellington. Captivating in the most simplistic way, tall shadows of the mountainscape replace the common skyscrapers found in majority of cities. If you are here for the history, take a stroll down Salamanca Place where its streets are composed of colonial buildings and art galleries. For those who crave adventure, venture out of the city where you'll be met with vast, dynamic landscape.

    • STAY

      — Corinda

      Being the second oldest city after Sydney, you will find countless colonial buildings throughout Tasmania. One of which is Corinda, a colonial manor that has been renovated to a boutique hotel, offering an old world luxury decorated in antiques, heavy draping, rich colours and patterned interiors. 

      — #thebarnTAS, Airbnb

      Renovated and designed by a young architect couple, this Airbnb ticks all the boxes on cost, location and style. Built on natural materials like sandstone, wood with an abundance of natural light, it is warm and welcoming. A perfect size for you and a partner or friend, the barn has a sense of familiarity, instantly making you feel at home. 

      — MoNA Pavilion

      Paying homage to 8 great Australian artists and architects, the MoNA Pavilions offer a luxurious private experience. With undisrupted views of Hobart on the other side of Derwent River, the pavilions create a sense of exclusivity, each featuring artworks from the MoNA collection and a private museum tour.

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    Freshly chopped wood at The Barn

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Exterior of MoNA Pavillion 

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    Organic tea and a sweet treat at Small Fry

    • EAT

      — Small Fry

      Seating 10 people around the open kitchen, the layout of this cosy restaurant/bar encourages conversation between the diners and kitchen staff. The combination of decadent, sweet brunches and an unpretentious vibe easily makes this a crowd favourite. Make sure to try Croque with a side of bacon for the ultimate guilty pleasure accompanied by a refreshing Ice Tea. 

      — Institut Polaire

      Walk into the all-white snowy interior of Institut Polaire. Embracing Hobart's position as a gateway to Antartica, this bar draws its influence from the cold, isolated continent. A perfect spot to wind down after dinner and sit by the fireplace with a Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini or Institut Polaire's own Tasmania Pinor Noir - Domaine Simha.

      — Preachers

      Preachers Bar is characterised by its distinctive look having been converted from a sailmaker’s cottage dating back to 1849. The casual atmosphere makes it a daytime favourite that continues to the night. Preachers will have you feeling nostalgic, from the furniture that resembles your grandparent's home to the old school bus stationed in the courtyard and of course, a menu full of classic pub favourites.

    • VISIT

      — Coles Bay via Richmond Village

      Take a short road trip to Coles Bay for an endless ocean view. The drive passes through a number of picturesque towns such as Richmond Village and Swansea. Upon arrival, grab a bite on the porch of Café Geographie – a quaint café overlooking the rocky mountains and resting sailboats and once rested, choose from a variety of outdoor activities located around Freycinet National Park and Wine Glass Bay. 

      — Salamanca Markets

      This award-winning market is open every Saturday with over 300 stalls to explore. You will find all kinds of craftsmanship such as timber, leather, jewellery, clothing. The market also holds a variety of food trucks, leaving your senses filled with joy. After browsing, step into the art galleries in the area such as the Salamanca Arts Centre, Colville Gallery or 146 Artspace.

      — Mount Wellington

      Providing a spectacular view of Hobart from a higher angle, its walking trails are also known for discovery and adventure. With options of family-friendly trails and those that go beyond to remote places, be prepared as its not uncommon to be covered in snow throughout the year. For an alternative, spend the day horse riding or rock climbing on the Organ Pipes.

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    James Turrell's Amarna, 2015 at the Museum of Old and New

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Scenery on the drive to Coles Bay

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