There is so much to experience once on the ground in Hobart. Settle into your room and prepare your senses. There are Art & History Tours to enjoy just beyond your door. Let our friendly host guide you through the decades of heritage and artistic talent that has shaped our hotel. Book in for one of our exclusive dining experiences, one off events with limited seating at our signature restaurants, Landscape Restaurant & Grill and Peacock and Jones. We have so much to share with you within the hotel and beyond.

ART & HISTORY TOURS

Staying at The Henry Jones Art Hotel is a little like staying in an art gallery. After all, there’s 400 pieces of contemporary Tasmanian art on display, all available for purchase. Our Art and History Tour gives you the opportunity to experience our art collection in more depth, and to share in the stories of the Henry Jones site and those who shaped its past.

Hosted by our knowledgeable Art Curator or History Liaison, the tour explores the corridors of our hotel, explaining contexts of artworks and the deep history etched in the fabric of our heritage buildings. Learn the industry beginnings of Henry Jones to its place as a contemporary art hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer as the narrative of the site and its art unfolds.

The Henry Jones Art & History tours commence 4pm daily.  Bookings are complimentary to inhouse 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 time of booking.

OUT & ABOUT

When you arrive in Hobart, make the most of what’s on offer. We’ve gathered some local highlights to take the guess work and research time away. From helicopter flights that end at vineyards to crispy croissants in historic neighbourhoods, we have you covered.

Visit the country’s oldest brewery and stand atop the pinnacle of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, 1271 metres up. Get close to our wildlife and enjoy a Pinot with an arthouse movie. Roll out to an historic town by luxury car, dropping into vineyards.

Got questions? Our Concierge team is dedicated to ensuring your stay is your best.

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 (9.30am Saturdays).
Free for MACq 01 Guests.
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.
This very ‘atmospheric’ tour runs 90 mins. (Lucky it’s in the daylight!)

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.

Mona

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.

Richmond

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.