THINGS TO SEE AND DO WHEN IN HOBART
Take yourself down to Montpelier Retreat in Battery Point. You will find a Tassie focused Whisky and cocktail bar hidden beneath the street. Become part of the ‘Hobart Society’ for a night at Society. With award-winning Tasmanian product including cool-climate wines, gins, whiskies and ciders. You will definitely recognise some of the outstanding brands that the rest of Australia has already gotten to know such as Lark, Poltergeist and Arras just to name a few. This is a great little spot to try Tasmanian premium products and if you’re lucky enough to stumble across a quiz night or their Mexican themed paella nights, you are sure in for a good night out.
Hobart Theatre Royal (Returning February 2021)
Back again for 2021, 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.
Right on the corner of Salamanca's most popular strip, you will find The Whaler. A quiet, cosy and warm little pub with a country town feels to it, taking inspiration from old Hobart whaling days. Regular live music helps to set the scene, although beer does form the foundation of the bar with homegrown favourites Cascade and Moo Brew holding pride in the place. They're also host wines with Tasmanian influence as well as fantastic local ciders on tap Willie Smith and Franks. To soak up all your drinking intake you could try their signature fried chicken or delicious helium burgers.
Rektango is a live music event held every Friday evening in the Salamanca courtyards. It has become a Hobart institution for Friday night "knocks offs" and family gatherings in a casual space, perfect for catch ups and a bit of dancing.
The music performances are rotated weekly with genres of funk, reggae, soul, blues, rock and contemporary.
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Returning January 2021)
Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian icon, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is a local favourite. The company does a fantastic job of curating a wide variety of shows throughout the year ranging from classical performances to pop culture and movie scores. It’s forged links with other institutions like the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to showcase collaborations with artists such as Paul Kelly. There are shows appealing for all ages and tastes; you can see what shows are coming up here.
The State Cinema is a Hobart icon that has entertained generations of Tasmanians for 100 years, playing a major role in the social and cultural life of the Hobart community.
With twelve screens plus a Rooftop Cinema and Bar, there is always a wide range of local and international films on offer. Fewer ads and only the choicest selection of trailers means that each feature starts just five minutes after the scheduled start time.
A large Café Bar serves light meals and you can take your coffee or glass of local wine into the screening.
Located up Elizabeth Street in vibrant North Hobart, the State also has a beautiful Bookstore with a hand-picked selection of stationery, books and gifts.