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 is a little like staying in an art gallery. After all, there’s 500 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 Liaison, Emine Lewis and History Liaison, Greg Ball, 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.
Our tours operate daily at 4pm* and are complimentary for in-house guests. Tour cost is $20.00 per person for visitors. 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.
EXCLUSIVE DINING EXPERIENCES FOR 2019
Our two restaurants, Landscape Restaurant & Grill and Peacock and Jones host exclusive dining experiences throughout the year. Take a peek at what’s in store and join us for one of these original evenings celebrating place, people and our fine fare.
Our events have limited seating so we encourage you to book early.
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.
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 Henry Jones.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.
- 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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
WHAT’S ON/UPCOMING EVENTS
Tasmania has a vibrant annual events calendar featuring celebrations of the State’s renowned food and wine, maritime culture, music and art. Why not plan your Hobart stay around one of our signature events?
From the mysteries of Dark Mofo in the midst of winter to the colourful spinnakers of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart finish line during summer, we’ve got something eventful on the go, year round. There’s major festivals and lesser known events where folk sing to apple trees at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.
Find out more about our major events and festivals for 2019/2020.
Every Saturday 8am-3pm
Australia’s largest outdoor market happens 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.More Info
Prelude 7–9 June 2019. Dark Mofo continues 14–23 June, 2019.
curious? So are we. No one is ever quite sure what Dark Mofo has in store each winter but expect what is least expected. The Winter Feast is always a hit and the Solstice Nude Swim is popular for those who enjoy dipping in the River Derwent in the heart of winter.More Info
Festival of Voices
Sing with the locals, whether you can hold a tune or not. The Festival of Voices is a giant gathering of local, mainland and international artists ranging from workshop leaders to choir groups to vocal stars. Get cosy by the bonfire, sign up for a masterclass and enjoy the merriment.More Info
Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival
Head for the Huon and sing to the apple trees! Known as wassailing – this Pagan tradition is designed to scare ‘the nasties’ from the orchard and ensure a great autumn crop. If you’re not into this, there’s much feasting and cider and folk tunes to enjoy around the fires.More Info
The Taste of Tasmania
28 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
If you like Tassie’s food and drink don’t miss The Taste. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy boutique wines, crisp ciders, freshly caught seafood and all our flavours in the one waterside venue. Plus, there’s the Sydney to Hobart yachts coming in to enjoy during the festival dates.More Info