Experiences

Visitors to Tasmania seek so much more than cocktails and selfies; instead drawn by adventure, learning, authentic experience and genuine connection. With this in mind, we have created a new category of hotel, a storytelling hotel, that goes well beyond mere historical interpretation, to become an immersive storytelling experience.

With the experiences we offer, you'll be scripting your own legend.

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Storytelling Tours
Storytelling Tours

Storytelling Tours

Our Master Storyteller and his team of full-time Storytellers know things about Tasmania which some thought to be lost in time. These engaging individuals have been hand-picked as scholars of Tasmania's past with a gift for captivating delivery. The 114 Doors Storytelling Tour guides you through the patchwork of stories and artefacts that punctuate our hallways. Our Storytellers then invite you on a tour of the majestic Hobart Waterfront and the dark underbelly of the Wapping district, to meet the colourful characters who have crafted our island spirit. Be warned, these stories are not all triumphs. Some are unexpected, others untold, and some downright dreadful.

For MACq 01 guests, these tours are complimentary ($20.00 for general public).

Cocktails on Waterfront

Gin Masterclass

Every day we offer the opportunity to learn secrets behind our signature blends. Under the guidance of our in-house cocktail master, experiment with Tasmanian botanicals to create your own gin. The stories that unfold thereafter are yours to craft. 

More details to come on Gin Making, local Wine & Cheese Tastings and our Whisky Experience

MACq 01 Hotel Brewery Tour

Brewery Tour

Unsurprisingly, it all started over a beer. Scott Overdorf, an American brewer who learnt his craft in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies during America’s own brewing renaissance, has been honing his craft in Tasmania for the last five years at Moo Brew. The co-founder and head brewer loves the fact that Tasmanian ingredients are fuelling innovation in markets much further afield. 

Having experienced first-hand America’s beer resurgence, Scott was firmly of the belief that Hobart was ripe for its own.Upon returning to Tasmania he discovered an incredible rich brewing past and set about unearthing it for all to see once again.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30pm for our exclusive MACq 01 Craft Beer Experience for a look at the brewing process and the characters involved.

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Chef's Table Experience

Let Executive Chef Simon Pockran and his team delight you with a five-course menu with matching wines as they weave a narrative on the origin and stories of the producers. Be captivated with character stories from our Master Storyteller, complemented by the buzz of the Old Wharf Restaurant’s open kitchen.

MACq 01 Hotel Cooking Demo

Cooking Demonstration

When the Executive Chef at Saffire Freycinet, Simon Pockran, decided to head south to Saffire's new sister property, a buzz of excitement ensued. A talent like this must be shared with our guests, not just through his food, but also his culinary theatre. So... our guests are invited to join Simon and his team of MACq 01 chefs for a one hour hands on demonstration, learning everything from cleaning seafood to full dish creation - including tips for seasonal cooking, so you can do next Christmas MACq 01 style.

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Tasmanian E-Bike Adventures

The Half Day Bangor Adventure uses state of the art pedal assisted Electric mountain bikes to explore Bangor, an extraordinary private Tasmanian coastal property. Natural trails through Blue gum and She oak forests allow us to reach the spectacular Cape Frederick Henderick. At the coast, standing atop 150 meter sea cliffs we story travel with the maritime explorers overlooking the 1642 anchorage of Abel Tasman and the shore based whaling grounds of Captain James Kelly. Your adventure concludes with freshly shucked oysters and a glass of sparkling from the nearby Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed.

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