The Hotel: Rydges Hobart
Combining heritage-listed buildings with modern comforts, recently renovated Rydges Hobart awaits travellers just 2km from Hobart CBD and offers easy access to the Hobart airport. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the on-site 1898 Bar & Dining which takes pride in dishes prepared with local Tasmanian produce.
After a day of exploring the city’s attractions, relaxation can be enjoyed in the Manor King Rooms. All rooms have stylish interiors and come complete with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, individually controlled heating and offer views over the city of Hobart.
Manor King Room
- Bed size/type: King-size bed and a sofa that can be turned into a sofa bed (additional charges apply)
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
- En suite bathroom, individually-controlled heating; views over the city and surrounding suburbs
The Area: Hobart, TAS
Hobart provides a stepping stone to some of the island’s must-see attractions, such as the Tasman National Park and Derwent Valley. Venturing through the rugged terrain is one thing, but if time permits, take a scenic flight or sailing cruise for views from a different perspective. For the adventurous, a bike tour down the slopes of Mount Wellington will provide thrills as well as panoramic views over Hobart.
The Salamanca Markets are open every Saturday morning and offer a variety of crafts, gifts and food sold out of historic warehouses initially used for whaling in the 19th century. Just behind the markets is Battery Park, a bastion of the city’s former architectural style, where sandstone buildings offer a little slice of Hobart’s history. Travellers looking to sample some of the Apple Isle’s cultural highlights should hit up the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which features arts craft and historical exhibition designed to give guests a total view of the Tasmanian experience.