If you’re looking for things to do in Hobart, The Henry Jones Art Hotel offers a range of unique experiences for visitors to the city. Situated in the heart of Hobart’s historic waterfront, let our friendly host guide you through the decades of heritage and artistic talent that have shaped our hotel. From Art & History Tours to indulgent spa treatments and scenic helicopter flights over the city, we have something to suit every taste and interest.

Whether you’re a foodie looking to book an exclusive dining experience at one of our signature restaurants or are simply seeking some adventure, there are various Hobart attractions for you to experience. We have so much to share with you within the hotel and beyond.


Staying at The Henry Jones Art Hotel is a little like staying in an art gallery. After all, we have 400 pieces of contemporary Tasmanian art on display, with all of them available for purchase. If you are looking for things to do in Hobart, why not start with our Art and History Tour? Experience our art collection in more depth, discovering the stories of the Henry Jones site and those who shaped its past.

Hosted by either our knowledgeable Art Curator or MACq 01 Story Tellers, the tour explores the corridors of our hotel, explaining the contexts of artworks and the deep history etched in the fabric of our heritage buildings. Learn how the Henry Jones has become the contemporary art hotel that it is today. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer as the narrative of the site and its art unfolds.

The Henry Jones Art & History guided tours commence at 4 pm most days. Bookings are complimentary to in-house guests and $20 per person for external guests. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing the hotel Concierge. For more information contact us on +61 3 6210 7700. 

*Tour departures may be subject to change. Please check with our Concierge at the time of booking.

Things to Do

We are here to help you make the most of your trip, with some suggestions of things to do in Hobart. We’ve gathered some local highlights to help take the guesswork and research time out of organising Hobart day trips. From helicopter flights that end at vineyards to crispy croissants in historic neighbourhoods, we have something for everyone.

If you are looking for some adventure we can help you get close to wildlife at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, or perhaps you would enjoy a day trip to the pinnacle of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, 1271 metres up.

For a more luxurious day trip, we can arrange a visit to a historic town by luxury car, dropping into vineyards en route. The Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest operating brewery, is also worth a visit.

Our Concierge team is dedicated to ensuring your stay is your best and can help you with any questions you may have about day tours from Hobart.

Hidden Hobart: The Viewfinder Tour

Using retro viewfinders we reveal a hidden, tangible Hobart Town, just beneath the surface of today. Be led from the dark underbelly of the Wapping district, through the grand civic heart of the city to the slumbering secrets of Salamanca.
Runs daily at 10am. Duration 90mins.
Free for guests of The Henry Jones and MACq 01 Hotel.
External tour departing from the MACq 01 Lounge.

114 Doors Tour

Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling and unwind before dinner as you explore the 114 doors of MACq 01 hotel. On this tour, our storytellers will share stories of the colourful and quirky MACq 01 characters who helped craft our island spirit.

Runs daily at 4pm. Duration 60 minutes.

Free for guests of The Henry Jones and MACq 01 Hotel.
External tour departing from the MACq 01 Lounge.

Sticky Stones & Secrets Tour

The buildings of Hunter Street once housed a huge jam factory. Prior to that, they housed slums and businesses dating back to the 1820s.
Come creep behind the scenes through The Henry Jones Art Hotel and explore the haunts and hangouts of former residents.
Runs daily at 12:30pm. Duration 75 minutes.
Free for guests of The Henry Jones and MACq 01 Hotel.
External tour departing from the MACq 01 Lounge.

Lavada Day Spa

Lavada is a truly unique wellness destination located on Hobart’s iconic waterfront, just a short stroll from your room. We are here for your relaxation, your skin, and overall wellbeing. Our offerings include a range of luxury spa treatments, dermal therapies, and medical aesthetics; Lavada also offers Tasmania’s first purpose-built IV nutrient therapy lounge.

Salamanca Market

Australia’s largest outdoor market happens every Saturday just a few minutes’ walk from The Henry Jones. Follow the sound of cheery buskers in Salamanca Place and the scents of morning coffee brewing. Get amongst visitors and locals descending for fresh loaves, flowers, artisan beanies, hand-carved wares, small-batch gins and plenty more.


One can’t come to Hobart and not venture to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). The subversive underground wonderland created by David Walsh is a gallery like no other on the planet. Hop on the high-speed ferry at Brooke Street Pier, a short stroll from The Henry Jones.

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Get your bearings by heading up the mountain. In about 30 minutes from the hotel you can be at the summit. Take a private vehicle or bus. There are plenty of great short walks on the mountain and superb hot chocolate at The Springs.

Port Arthur Historic Site

One of our most visited attractions and indeed one of the most significant heritage sites in the country. There’s a dark convict history down the Tasman Peninsula. Take your time exploring the natural wonders en route including the Tessellated Pavement and Devil’s Kitchen.


Venture out to the historic town of Richmond, stopping off at vineyards of the Coal Valley along the way. Why not take an Ageing Barrel Tour? That way they’ll take you to the very best in a luxury vehicle. All you need to do is sit, relax, sip and repeat.

Waterfront wander

There’s plenty to discover right on our doorstep. Settle in for a nip of Bill Lark’s finest single malt at Lark Distillery and wander the galleries of Salamanca Place. Venture up into historic Battery Point for a bakery treat (Jackman & McRoss croissants!) or grab fish and chips from a floating punt. Further up in North Hobart, the State Cinema is great for an arty flick and a glass of red.

Cascade Brewery

Head for Australia’s oldest operating brewery for a tour that of course includes tastings. Nestled at the mountain’s foothills, learn about the brewery’s 1824 beginnings, production and flavour profiles. Nearby the Cascade Female Factory is also worth a visit, once home to female convicts and their children.

Pennicott Wilderness Cruises

Get some wind in your hair out on the River Derwent. Pennicott offers eco-cruises off Tasman Island and Bruny Island. There’s also the Bruny Island Traveller that includes plenty of time to enjoy chocolate, cheeses, oysters and more of the island’s bounty.

Seaplane Experience

Above & Beyond operate Tasmania’s only seaplane, conducting scenic flights and charters from Kings Pier Marina in the heart of Hobart’s iconic waterfront.

Tasmania is world famous for it’s natural beauty and spectacular landscapes. Now, Above & Beyond are providing the rare opportunity to experience this remarkable island from the air and touch down in some incredible locations.

From a quick 10 minute amphibious experience to the remote south-west wilderness or sunny east coast, Above & Beyond exists to provide its guests with an experience they will never forget.

So treat yourself or someone special, go ‘above and beyond’ today.

Escape to Port Davey with Tasmanian Boat Charters

Explore pristine & rugged wilderness on an all-inclusive, guided expedition cruise through Southwest Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. Ashore and afloat, our small group tours discover this untouched landscape on daily guided excursions lead by your expert skipper & guide. Offering tailored 4-, 5- & 7-day itineraries, accommodation aboard a boutique floating hotel and gourmet fare prepared by guest chefs, it’s perfect for those eager for adventure, but not so keen on roughing it.

Tour Inclusions

Return flights from Hobart to Bathurst Harbour
Accommodation aboard custom-built vessel Odalisque
Expert skipper, interpretive guide and guest chef
Menu featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
Fine Tasmanian wine and local boutique beer
Tailored itineraries – jet boat excursions, walking, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing …
National Parks Pass
Wet weather gear

Departures from Hobart between January to May. Maximum of 6 guests per group.

Par Avion Wilderness Tours

Hop aboard a helicopter of or fixed wing aircraft and head for the wilds. Take a full day tour to the South West where the silence is deafening. The day trip includes a boat excursion so rug up. Par Avion also offer helicopter flights to Port Arthur, to vineyards as well as a Wine, Dine & Whisky flight.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

This is the place to go for lovers of wildlife. The big hearted team ensures you get up close to native mates ranging from Tasmanian devils and Spotted quolls to blue-tongued lizards. They work hard to protect endangered species and run tours daily. Plus, their Private Premium Night Tour is something else.