Holidays in Constitution Dock

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Constitution Dock featuring a marina, a coastal town and boating

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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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Sandy Bay, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Salamanca Place, Salamanca Market and Constitution Dock. Hobart Cruise Terminal and Mount Nelson ...
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"I had left some items behind and I rang and spoke to Tanya at reception. She couldn't have been more helpful and I was able to return an collect the items the same day. Please thank Tanya again for me."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Wrest Point
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$175 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Salamanca Place. Franklin Wharf ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,005 reviews)
"Had a great stay, staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean. However, the rooms are not very sound proof & you can hear pretty much everything outside your room which is not ideal late at night or in the early morning but other then that i had a very good time."

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2021

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. Hobart Cruise Terminal ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,763 reviews)
"Everyone was so lovely and helpful! We had a fantastic time. So central and easy walking distance to everywhere we needed."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Wrest Point
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$175 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
15 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$169 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$170 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
4 out of 5
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$235 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
RACV Hobart Hotel
RACV Hobart Hotel
4 out of 5
154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$169 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
RACV Hobart Hotel
MACq 01 Hotel
MACq 01 Hotel
4 out of 5
18 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$297 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
MACq 01 Hotel
Sullivans Cove Apartments
Sullivans Cove Apartments
5 out of 5
21 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS
Sullivans Cove Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.