Hobart is a world-class destination with captivating history, a picturesque harbour, rugged mountains, gourmet food and wine experiences, and a strong arts and cultural scene – the city has something for everyone. With southern Tasmania’s main attractions in close proximity, visitors can experience the best of this beautiful region even on the shortest of stays.
Begin your visit with enthralling stories of our nation’s earliest and darkest times at the Port Arthur Historic site, and finish on top of the world at the peak of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, overlooking the stunning harbour city of Hobart. Taste fresh local oysters and abalone washed down with fine sparkling wine – all before you even sit down to your evening meal in one of Hobart’s acclaimed eateries. It’s the combination of stylish venues with breathtaking views, a thriving food and wine scene, cutting-edge arts and culture, and an enviable festival and events calendar that has so many people clamouring to visit Hobart.
Hobart has the attractions and infrastructure of a modern city, but without the big city interruptions. Its expanding accommodation capacity includes new hotels The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Mövenpick Hotel and Vibe Hotel; all soon to open and adding over 700 rooms to Hobart’s offering.
There are venues to suit all needs and budget, including conference facilities for up to 1,100 delegates, ﬂexible exhibition spaces for trade shows and exclusive, boutique retreats for smaller corporate and incentive groups.
Hobart is the perfect base for exploring Southern Tasmania. Take a ferry from central Hobart to visit the world’s largest collection of private art, Mona. Mount Field National Park and Bruny Island are easily accessible for day trips, and can be incorporated into conference and corporate incentive programs. Experience Tasmania’s pristine waterways by yacht, luxury catamaran or power vessel and enjoy fresh local produce, award-winning wines, whisky, spirits and craft beers at a variety of cellar doors, breweries and restaurants across the region.