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Travel guide Hobart Town


Hobart
By Lisa Monk

  Tasmania is a very special part of Australia, with its pristine and superb natural environment - a landscape that is at times redolent of the gentle English countryside and at others wild and distinctly Australian; it has a pervasive sense of history, along with a growing reputation for artisan wines and produce and of course, it offers a wonderful contrast to mainland holidays.   Abel Tasman first discovered it back in 1642, and named it Van Diemen's Land. Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia after Sydney (Launceston is the third, so Tasmania really does have something of a monopoly when it come to history) and it is perfectly located to make the most of all the treasures this small island state has to offer.   It lies on the Derwent River, and the river and... Read more

Review - Pendragon Hall
By Justin Wastnage

120 Goulburn Street West Hobart This converted church is distinctive in style and the musical welcome you receive from the owners – along with the amazing interior – really sets this property apart. Overall rating?    Excellent What makes Pendragon Hall different? It is very rare to be able to sleep inside a genuine old church.  Waking up to the sunlight streaming through the enormous stained glass windows was magical and the 25m high ceilings give a sense of space you would never have experienced before.    Accommodation overview The church is one large hall with two double four-poster beds – complete with curtains. The king-size master bed is at one end of the nave (and is screened) and it is lit by a magnificent four-panel ... Read more

Editor's Choice - The Jackson Townhouse
By Penny Parsons

What's different about The Jackson Townhouse? The Jackson Townhouse provides comfortable, holiday accommodation in one of Hobart's iconic Georgian buildings. Built in 1837 as the Saracen's Head Inn, it has been classified by the National Heritage Trust of Australia (Tasmania). Accommodation The Jackson Townhouse offers a choice of two apartments: The Townhouse and The Garret. The Townhouse is appointed in decor reflecting the grandeur of the Georgian period while The Garret is chic and modern, ideally suited to an intimate getaway. The Townhouse can sleep six people, offering two large bedrooms each with a queen size bed, a spacious lounge room with a settee which folds out to a double bed, a separate kitchen and bathroom with double spa bath. The Garret can sleep three people, offer... Read more

 
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