Founded on Tasmanian culture, and steeped in the rich stories of the region, MACq 01 is Hobart’s newest and quirkiest of luxury hotels. The unique spirit and personality of Tasmanian characters flow throughout your stay at MACq 01 Hotel. This is a journey of people, time and place.
On Macquarie Wharf, Hobart is MACq 01. Located in what was once a bustling wharf market, and then later a giant shipping shed, is a world-class waterfront experience. This unique spot is a storytelling hotel, hinting at the tale of Tasmanian culture.
A neutral palette for all 114 rooms allows for each to be flavoured with unexpected character notes. Each room tells the story of a character that exemplifies a Tasmanian trait, taking you even deeper into the psyche of this intriguing destination. Expect a setting of informal luxury, where everything you touch in the charismatic room is of the highest quality.
Relax in the warmth, intrigue and beautiful waterfront views of your room, or perhaps venture to the various facilities and areas of the hotel. Position yourself in the heart of the hotel, and the storytelling nucleus, the strikingly designed Lounge, or perhaps even enjoy a dinner of fresh Tasmanian produce in the Old Wharf Restaurant. The hotel offers a range of interesting experiences for an additional cost so no matter your interests, MACq 01 offers the perfect base for Tasmanian exploration.
With the River Derwent at its heart, Mount Wellington rising above it and dramatic settler history behind it, Hobart is arguably Australia’s most distinctive city.
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital, and is a pocket-sized modern metropolis but enjoys the tranquillity of a city from a bygone era: its European beginnings are evident everywhere, from quaint settlers’ cottages to the lofty porches of colonial mansions. Once bustling with whalers and entrepreneurs, 19th-century sandstone warehouses now serve as dockside cafes, artist’s studios and restaurants, where you can enjoy excellent cuisine and fine wines.
Hobart is a place of fishing boats, fish punts at the docks, and coffee under the sun-umbrellas where the famous Salamanca Market is held every Saturday. Take a harbour cruise past square-rigged yachts, or drive to the summit of Mount Wellington for a bird’s eye view of islands and estuaries.
The area surrounding Hobart is rich with landscapes and experiences, including the Coal River Valley wineries and Australia’s most famous convict heritage site, Port Arthur.
In keeping with the true spirit of the MACq 01 concept, the hotel offers a range of fascinating experiences to help you explore the city of Hobart and surrounds.
Join MACq 01’s team of Storytellers as they guide you through the patchwork of stories and artefacts that punctuate the hotels hallways, and around the majestic Hobart Waterfront to discover the dark underbelly of the Wapping district. These Storytelling tours are complimentary to all guests.
Perhaps opt for a Gin Masterclass, at brewery tour at nearby brewery Moo Brew, or a half day pedal assisted electric mountain bike exploration of Bangor. If you are looking to stay a little closer to the comfort of your room, venture down to the Old Wharf restaurant for a Chef’s table experience or cooking demonstration (Additional costs apply).
MACq 01’s range of experiences offer an easily arranged exploration of the MACq 01 complex and surrounding city for a small additional cost.
Each of the 114 beautifully adored rooms tells the story of a Tasmanian character, and allows you to immerse yourself in the enthralling culture of Hobart.
Room / Accommodation options
The Hunter Room and Superior Hunter Room offer views of the bustling yet quiet streetscape, with the historic sandstone warehouses adding colour and culture to your surrounding sites. Hunter Rooms have a private balcony, spacious lounge and bedroom, flat screen 55” Televisions and all the creature comforts you could want.
The immaculately furnished Waterfront Rooms and Superior Waterfront Rooms display unspoilt views of the Derwent Estuary, and the opportunity to be thoroughly immersed in the waterfront atmosphere. The Waterfront rooms also offer private balconies for viewing the spectacular Hobart wharf, plus a range of exception room features including a spacious walk-in shower and bath.
With private balconies, unique architectural configurations, luxurious design, and Hunter Street or waterfront views, these suites offer a truly deluxe base for your Tasmanian adventures. By design, these suites breath space and openness, with more room to relax and unwind.