A person enjoying the view on top of Mt wellington / kunanyi near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Local Attractions

Unique and Fun Things to Do in Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is the perfect choice for experiencing the many attractions and things to do in this vibrant city. Our central location on Hobart's historic waterfront puts you within easy reach of all the must-see sights and activities. Whether you're interested in exploring the iconic Salamanca Market, strolling through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, or visiting the world-renowned MONA museum, you'll find everything just a stone's throw away.

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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)

Across the road at TMAG, there’s always fun stuff happening at TMAG for the whole family to enjoy.

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Theatre Royal

Hobart’s Theatre Royal is a historic performing arts venue and is the oldest continually operating theatre in Australia. The theatre hosts a variety of comedy, musical and drama performances throughout the year. Conveniently located 2 minutes’ walk from the Hotel, take a look at what’s on this season.

The Theatre Royal’s Staycation school holiday program each Tasmanian school holidays gives the kids a chance to get creative at a range of workshops and performances.

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Botanical Gardens

There is a lot of beauty to take in at the Botanical Gardens! Take along a picnic and make a day of it. Opening hours for Winter are 8.00am - 5.00pm. Find out more information at their website.

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Mount Wellington / kunanyi

If you want to see Hobart and all of its beauty then you need to take yourself up to Mount Wellington (kunanyi). Only a short drive from the Hotel Grand Chancellor, in minutes, you will be transported to the wilderness, bushland and amazing scenery.

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Salamanca Market

If visiting Salamanca was on your list of things to do in Hobart, then our hotel is the ideal location to stay.

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Farm Gate Market

Enjoy a taste of Tasmania at the Farm Gate Market!

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Pennicott Cruises

Pennicott Wilderness half-day journeys allow you to experience the rugged coastline, impressive rock formations and see local species of birds, dolphins and seals - all from the water. This is truly a unique experience perfect for the whole family. 

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Distant view of Mona Art Museum and the nearby lake near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

All aboard the ferry out to MONA! Enjoy a speedy ride (on a sheep) along the Derwent to experience the must-see old and new art museum.

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School Holiday Activities

Headed for Hobart this school holidays? There are so many fun things to see and do for kids, and we’ve put together our top tips to help get the planning underway.

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Landscape view of Port Arthur Historic site near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Port Arthur Historic Site

Brutal and barbaric yet exquisitely stunning. Tasmania's convict history has shaped this island in ways that must be experienced to be understood. Port Arthur Historic Site is one worthwhile attraction where you will take a journey back in time.

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Willie Smiths Apple Shed

Try the award-winning cider at Willie Smiths Apple Shed. Willie Smiths Apple Shed, situated in the Huon Valley (a short 30-minute drive from Hobart), is a great place to unwind and relax.

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Hobart Art Gallery

Founded by Tasmanian artist Phillip McKay, Hobart's newest art gallery is located inside the lobby of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. Boasting panoramic views across Constitution Dock towards Salamanca, the gallery showcases some of Tasmania’s finest landscape artists.

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The exterior of Mawson's Huts Replica Museum near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

If you look in the direction of Salamanca Place then you may notice a little wooden hut occupying a small patch of lawn around Hobart's waterfront.

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Passengers enjoying a ride on the Red Decker bus in Hobart near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

The Red Decker

Take yourself to Brooke Street Pier and book your seat on the big red bus. One of the best ways to see and explore Hobart is to jump on board the Red Decker bus.

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Lark Distillery Cellar Door

Lark Distillery Cellar Door and Whisky Bar, once a distillery and bond store, stock the finest range of Lark whisky. Enjoy a side-by-side tasting flight, enjoy a quiet drink surrounded by history, and pick up a gift for a whisky-lover back home.

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People enjoying the view of the ocean and dolphins nearby during Pennicott Boat Cruise near Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

After a day of adventure, our comfortable and spacious rooms provide a relaxing retreat where you can unwind and recharge for the next day's exploration. With 244 modern rooms to choose from, you'll have a peaceful and stylish sanctuary to call home during your stay.

For the food enthusiasts, our in-house dining options such as Tasman Restaurant and The Atrium Bar offer a delicious taste of Tasmania's culinary delights. You can savour fresh local produce and indulge in delectable meals right at the hotel.

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Come and discover the best of Hobart with us at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart!

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer recommendations, assistance, and insider tips to ensure you make the most of your time in Hobart. From local attractions to hidden gems, we're here to make your experience unforgettable.