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Constitution Dock

History seeps from the stones on Hobart’s waterfront, where colonial buildings are now galleries and where you can eat fresh seafood and watch a famous yacht race.

Stroll past historic buildings, enjoy a meal at a waterfront restaurant or grab a snack from a fresh seafood stall at Hobart’s Constitution Dock.

Take your time as you explore this historic area that fuses the old and new. Admire the Georgian sandstone warehouses lining the dock that were built in the 1830s. These buildings were once used to store wool, grain and whale oil but are now converted into businesses, galleries and restaurants. At the north of the waterfront is the Gasworks Village where you can browse galleries and craft shops and sample whisky at the distillery.

Walk along the water's edge and see the historical features of the dock. Look out for the Hobart Heritage Steam Crane that was built in 1899 and the 1935 drawbridge that still operates today.

Book in for a historical walking tour around the harbour. Hunter Street, on the north side, is where the first British ships threw down their anchor. Between the docks and Salamanca Place is Tasmania’s Parliament House. Stroll through the landscaped garden at St Davids’ Park. Once a burial ground, it retains many of the original headstones and monuments. See the historic houses and the remnants of Hobart’s military defence Battery Point.

Find some inspiration at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and visit Salamanca Place, known for its popular Saturday market. Here you can buy handmade crafts and artwork and pick up fresh produce from local farms. 

A trip to Constitution Dock would not be complete without experiencing the fresh seafood. Dine at one of the restaurants on the water or pick up some of the day's catch from the local fishermen. If you are here just after Christmas, experience the thrill of the classic international Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Constitution Dock is located at the southeast end of Franklin Wharf, on Sullivan’s Cove, and is a 5-minute walk from the city centre. 


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Lodging Near Constitution Dock

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ibis Styles Hobart
ibis Styles Hobart

ibis Styles Hobart

173 Macquarie Street, Hobart
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 397 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Hobart, this hotel is close to St. David's Cathedral, Australian Army Museum Tasmania, and Parliament House. Also nearby are Franklin Square and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart

    1 Davey St, Hobart
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 4,243 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Hobart, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Franklin Wharf and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel $86
      Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

      Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel

      1 Macquarie St, Hobart
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 3,828 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Located in the heart of Hobart, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        St Ives Apartments $75
        St Ives Apartments

        St Ives Apartments

        67 St Georges Terrace, Battery Point
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 1,150 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Battery Point, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. George's Anglican Church and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Fountainside Hotel $68
          Fountainside Hotel

          Fountainside Hotel

          40 Brooker Avenue, Hobart
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 1,194 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the heart of Hobart, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theatre Royal, Salamanca Market, and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Cascade Brewery is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

            Sullivans Cove Apartments $141
            Sullivans Cove Apartments

            Sullivans Cove Apartments

            Various Addresses, Hobart
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 604 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is steps from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Constitution Dock. Mona Ferry Terminal and Hobart Aquatic Centre are also within 15 minutes.

              Salamanca Terraces $131
              Salamanca Terraces

              Salamanca Terraces

              93 Salamanca Place, Battery Point
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 404 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Salamanca Place and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                MACq 01 Hotel $177
                MACq 01 Hotel

                MACq 01 Hotel

                18 Hunter Street, Hobart
                   
                  4.9
                  of 5, from 121 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Hobart, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hobart Cruise Terminal and Salamanca Market. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Cascade Brewery are also within 3 mi (5 km).