Hobart
 

Hobart, you've won our hearts !

Our recent team retreat in Hobart, Tasmania, was more than just a getaway; it was an opportunity for our team to bond, recharge, and explore this stunning Australian destination...but also provide our travellers with some insider insights and information on what this beautiful city has to offer!

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Where to stay?

The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart
This architecturally stunning and historic hotel can be found in the heart of Tasmania's capital. The Tasman boasts 152 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with luxurious amenities including high ceilings and state-of-the-art technology. Whether enjoying it’s signature High Tea by the fireplace in the Deco Lounge, sipping delicately crafted cocktails in Mary Mary, or sharing Tasmania’s finest fresh produce and seafood at Peppina, guests are presented with a sensory experience at The Tasman, that reflects this unique destination.

Located at Hobart’s popular waterfront and 100 metres from the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) ferry terminal, guests of The Tasman are perfectly placed to enjoy the very best experiences.

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Where to eat?

Peppina Restaurant

This restaurant is a well-known dining establishment in Hobart. If you are a lover of Italian cuisine, this restaurant is sure to delight you. Chef Massimo, who was born in Tasmania and raised in Naples, serves up a local take on nostalgic Italian cooking.

Peppina offers a diverse menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with skill and creativity. Traditional pasta dishes, innovative seafood creations, and excellent wine selection – it’s a delicious destination! Make sure you book well in advance.

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Where to visit for a unique experience?

MONA Museum

Hobart is home to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), an internationally renowned museum, with parts of it built into a sandstone cliff and others showcasing innovative design. The museum houses an eclectic mix of ancient, modern, and contemporary art pieces from various cultures and time periods.

There's so much more to say about this museum...it is more than just an gallery or a museum, it is an experience! You'll encounter thought-provoking pieces that could challenge conventional ideas and provoke discussion. And although some of the artwork may include explicit or challenging content, that isn’t suitable for everyone, the immersive experience was one that the entire SJT team appreciated.

It is MONA's ambitious combination of these elements that sets it apart and has helped to build it’s reputation as a one-of-a-kind cultural institution.

Make sure you download the Mona App, "O", to locate you in and around the Mona museum and tells you about the work on display.

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Where to soak into the local atmosphere?

Salamanca Markets

The Salamanca Market is one of Australia's most famous outdoor markets and a must-visit attraction for both locals and visitors. Every Saturday, Salamanca Place comes alive with the bustling energy of the market.

Visitors can wander through stalls selling a diverse range of goods, from locally-made crafts and artwork to fresh produce, gourmet food, clothing, jewellery, and more.

The market showcases the talents of Tasmanian artisans, designers, and producers, offering a unique opportunity to purchase handmade and locally-sourced products directly from the creators.

Located near Hobart's waterfront, the markets offer beautiful views of the harbour and surrounding mountains and it is a great place to soak in the atmosphere of this vibrant city while enjoying the natural beauty of Tasmania.

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Where to spend a delightful afternoon?

Richmond

Change up the pace and leave the city for a charming stop in Richmond, a historic town known for its well-preserved Georgian architecture and picturesque setting. Richmond Bridge, built in the early 19th century, is Australia's oldest surviving stone bridge. It's an iconic landmark and a great spot for photos (Tick!)

Nestled in the heart of Tasmania's wine region, Richmond just happens to be just a short drive from the Award-Winning wines of Pooley Wines. This is a stop we couldn’t miss, and one we highly recommend. Enjoy wine tasting and a glorious lunch, with a beautiful Tasmanian view!

The wine tasting experience at Pooley Wines offers a chance to discover exceptional Tasmanian wines and enjoy a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Where to enjoy a breathtaking view?

Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington is definitely worth adding to your itinerary while in Hobart.
Easily accessible for a day trip or even just a few hours' visit. You can drive up the mountain or take a shuttle bus if you prefer not to hike.

From the summit, you’ll discover a beautiful panoramic view of Hobart, the Derwent River, and the surrounding landscapes. The vistas are particularly stunning during sunrise and sunset.

Mount Wellington holds cultural and historical significance for the local Indigenous communities, and there are opportunities to learn about the mountain's rich heritage while visiting.

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Whether it was for those discovering this very special part of Australia for the first time, or for repeat visitors, the entire SJT team loved our time in Hobart. We’re excited to share the experiences, destinations, food and wine of Tasmania with you all when we plan your trip to Hobart!

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If you are thinking of a short, easy and enchanting getaway, Hobart is an outstanding option!

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Yours in Travel

Sonia, Amy, Christine, Tiana & Feriel
The Sonia Jones Travel Team

 
         
 
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