Hobart’s new MACq01 Hotel

 In Destinations, Venues

We arrived in Hobart to the sounds of the “Siren Song” being broadcast from roof tops which was somewhat enchanting and set the scene for the Dark Mofo Festival, held here every June.   Joining the bustling crowds, we found plenty of activities with art, music, sound and light shows, street processions and gourmet feasting at the Winter Feast which was a showcase of local Tassie products and restaurants.  Undoubtedly one of the most talked about Winter Festivals in Australia and well worth attending.

Whilst there I explored Hobart’s newest hotel, MACq01, which graces the waterfront and calls itself a “storytelling hotel”, portraying a rich history of remarkable Tasmanian characters.  Each of the 114 spacious rooms and suites that reflect a different local character linked to the stories and characters of Tassie’s past. Relaxing in the lobby’s ‘yarning lounge’ beside an open fire, you will find an array of Aboriginal artefacts, and adjacent is the Old Wharf Restaurant and The Story Bar.

A visit to Hobart is not complete without a visit to MONA on the Derwent River, taking in the vibrant Salamanca markets on a Saturday, lunch at Peppermint Bay, or spending the day on Bruny Island. Contact us for more info on where to stay and what to do in Hobart whether it be for conferencing or leisure travel.


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