Hobart is Tasmania’s harbour capital, located in the south-east of the state at the foot of majestic Mount Wellington.
Located amidst an array of boutique shops and chic eateries, Hadley’s is just a short stroll from a range of some of Hobart’s most popular activities, attractions and cultural experiences – including Salamanca and the waterfront precinct. Some of our favourite experiences include:
MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, is a ‘subversive adult Disneyland’ in Hobart, Tasmania. Journey to the site via high-speed ferry from Hobart. On arrival, a huge, windowless, concrete and corten steel construction disorients your expectations. And as you descend, your senses are thrown into overdrive. It’s dark, noisy and smelly at times; have a drink at the Void bar, set against a dramatic sandstone backdrop, to steady your nerves. As you pass through the building, contemporary, ancient and modern art jostles for attention, and compels you to look at your world in a different way http://www.mona.net.au
Why not mix your love of history with your passion for the arts during your time in Tasmania? Located in Hobart, the Theatre Royal was opened in 1837 and is Australia’s oldest working theatre. The Theatre Royal presents an annual program of live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment within a magnificent and historically significant setting. For bookings and details freecall 1800 650 277 (within Australia) or visit www.theatreroyal.com.au
The Tasmanian Theatre Company showcases the best of Australian and particularly Tasmanian theatre. The TTC exists to enrich Tasmania as a place to live by making, presenting and facilitating exceptional theatrical experiences with an emphasis on contemporary new work. Performing works on both stages of the Theatre Royal, just a few blocks from Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Tasmanian Theatre Company offers fantastic entertainment options for those visiting Tasmania. View this years program at http://www.tastheatre.com/
For more than six decades the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has been at the forefront of concert life in Tasmania. Resident in Hobart’s purpose-built Federation Concert Hall—a leisurely five-minute walk from Hadley’s Orient Hotel—the TSO performs everything from early Romantic music to instantly recognisable cinematic pieces to new Australian commissions. Featuring the combined talents of 47 world-class musicians led by Chief Conductor and Artist Director Marko Letonja, the TSO is an official Tasmanian Icon! For more information, call the TSO Box Office on 1800 001 190 or go to www.tso.com.au
Tasman Island Cruises is another quality, award winning product from Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Cruise along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park, between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck for this exciting and authentic 3 hour wilderness cruise. Experience Cape Pillar the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere. Enter deep-sea caves; see wonderful wildlife, hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant bird species in the thousands. At any time of the year you’re likely to see the feeding frenzy of diving gannets, albatross and sea eagles wheeling on the wind, cliff-nesting peregrine falcons and playful dolphins surfing the bow wave of the boat. Drive yourself to Port Arthur to join the 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departing daily at 10:00am. Or meet at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, conveniently located on Franklin Wharf walking distance from The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel to join a Full Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and the award winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise. You also have the option of including a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site or the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park on the Full Day Tour. For bookings or more information visit the website http://www.tasmancruises.com.au or phone (03) 6250 2200.
Bruny Island Cruises provide coastal wilderness experiences along the rugged coastline of the South Bruny National Park on Bruny Island. Cruise alongside some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome ‘Breathing Rock’. Enter deep sea caves, pass through the narrow gap between the coast and ‘The Monument’, a tall slender stack – and feel the power of nature at the point where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean. Join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as Australian Fur Seals, dolphins, an abundance of sea birds and whales in their migration seasons. Drive yourself to Adventure Bay on Bruny Island to join the 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise departing daily at 11:00am. Or meet at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Booking Centre, conveniently located on Franklin Wharf walking distance from The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel to join a Full Day Tour from Hobart including meals, transfers and the award winning 3 Hour Wilderness Cruise. For bookings or more information visit the website http://www.brunycruises.com.au or phone (03) 6293 1465.
Explore the breathtaking beauty of Maria Island National park with its deep-etched convict history. On this leisurely and award winning 4 day walk the world will slow down. Your stress will reduce and you’ll delight in isolated beaches and Blue Gum forest with rare wildlife encounters and convict settlement. The first two nights are spent in secluded wilderness camps and the final night in the heritage listed Bernacchi House. Every evening’s reward is a candlelit dinner with Tasmania’s finest food and wines. Departures: 7.30 am daily from Hobart within the season 1. October-1.May and upon availability. The walk returns to your accommodation or Hobart airport at about 4.00 pm. For bookings or more information visit www.mariaislandwalk.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org +61 (0)3 6234 2999
Be assured of a relaxing, rejuvenating and rewarding day discovering the real Tasmania on board the luxurious 23 metre catamaran, Peppermint Bay II. Departing from Sullivan’s Cove in Hobart, the Peppermint Bay Cruise takes in the harbour, the River Derwent, and the magnificent waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel on its way past Bruny Island to Peppermint Bay. The fully guided half day cruise provides a real connection with the Tasmanian lifestyle, history and wildlife. Rare and majestic sea eagles swoop down to greet the boat. Seals are spotted sunbaking near the Atlantic salmon fish farms. Underwater cameras allow you to observe crayfish amongst the colourful sea gardens. Whilst cruising, enjoy a Peppermint Bay regional platter. Why not spoil yourself! For more information and bookings please phone 1300 137 919. www.peppermintbay.com.au
The creation of single malt whiskies is a wonderful combination of science, art and passion. The Lark Distillery, located on Hobart’s waterfront, provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to experience Hobart’s first Specialised whisky bar, and a walk-through tour of the distilling process. The outlook to Mawson Place gives visitors the chance to sit outside, and enjoy their favourite dram overlooking Hobart’s vibrant port. For more information phone +61 3 6231 9088 or wander down to 14 Davey Street, Hobart,Tasmania. www.larkdistillery.com.au
Let’s Show You Tasmania Tours offer visitors, memorable, safe, enjoyable tours, full of fun; their guides are professional and caring, the tours are personalized, and guests know they are travelling with someone proud to be showing them Tasmania. They offer a range of tours covering all the must-see Tasmanian sites and they can customise a tour just for you – right down to providing a transfer to the airport at the end of the day! For more information phone +614 18 576 489. www.showyoutasmania.com.au.
Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers’ market. It’s all about Tasmanian produce and getting to know your farmer, and it always has been. From 8:30am-1pm every Sunday you’ll find this market in Bathurst Street between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street. http://farmgatemarket.com.au/
Hadley’s Orient Hotel is just a short stroll from a range of some of Hobart’s most popular activities, attractions and cultural experiences for guests to enjoy. If you would like some further details on tours, attractions and experiences visit Tourstogo.com for ideas. The site offers a wide range of activities from tour operators and all is on one website to build your experience from.
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