They say variety is the spice of life and Hobart has it by the bucket load. Tasmania’s capital is an exciting mix of heritage, nature and vibrant culture. It’s brim full with restaurants, festivals, markets, arts and stunning waterfronts, so when you’re in town you’ll never be short of things to do and places to go.
With two Mantra hotels to choose from, there’s a Hobart accommodation option that will put you close to where you want to be. If you like being right in the thick of things, then Mantra Collins St is just a short stroll to the waterfront, boutique shops and Hobart’s diverse dining precinct.
Oozing character, Mantra One Sandy Bay Road is within walking distance of the CBD and Hobart’s main attractions such as MONA and Salamanca Place. Housed in the city's first Automatic Phone Exchange building, you'll find this hotel full of history yet spacious and modern with all of the conveniences you require.
A City of Contrasts
Hobart really is the city with something for everyone, no matter what your budget! Take a step back in time at historic Battery Point where many of the buildings date back to the 1830’s or explore Salamanca Place with its galleries, theatres and buzzing little boutique shops. And if you’re lucky enough to be in Hobart on Saturday, it’s hard to beat the food and entertainment at Salamanca market. Billed as Australia’s best outdoor market, you'll fall in love with it's waterfront location and fantastic European vibe.
To get a true sense of Tasmania’s capital, try seeing it from the air in a scenic seaplane tour from the Derwent River. It will give you a new perspective of Hobart and you might even spot a pod of bottle nosed dolphins or a migrating whale! Or for a more relaxed adventure, a lunch or dinner cruise up the Derwent lets you take it easy while you see the best that historic Hobart has to offer.
If you’re after something a little more energetic then Hobart won’t disappoint. Stunning Mt Wellington is just a 20 minute drive away and is full of spectacular walking and biking trails where you can explore an impressive natural wilderness. Adrenalin junkies make sure you check out the Mt Wellington Descent bike ride, it’s guaranteed to leave your heart in your mouth!
Just a little further away, Mt Field National Park is an easy drive from Hobart and Russell Falls is the star attraction. It’s just a short walk from the visitors centre through breathtaking fern forests and some of the world’s oldest trees. It’s an breathtaking park that leaves you awed by the durability of nature.
Hooked on Hobart Hospitality
As a dining destination, it’s hard to beat Hobart. The locals are proud of their regional fare and rightly so. Recognised by some of the world’s best chefs, Tasmania is famous for its fresh and often rare produce and Hobart is crammed full of award-winning restaurants offering fine dining experiences.
And if fine dining doesn't suit your taste or your budget, that same mouthwatering local produce can be sampled at restaurants and stalls dotted all over Hobart. Or if you're staying with Mantra and would like to cater for your family or friends in your self-contained apartment, you can buy some of the freshest seafood in Australia straight out of the Southern Ocean from the fishmongers along the waterfront.
There are many reasons to visit Hobart, and a favourite with locals and visitors alike is a trip to Australia’s oldest brewery, Cascade. Take a tour and learn all about the history of Cascade, get up close and personal with the brewing process, and of course enjoy an icy cold beer pulled directly from the taps.
Hobart is loads of fun - and with so many things to see and do, it’s guaranteed to leave you wanting to come back for more.