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.

Storytelling Tours

Our Master Storyteller and his team 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 tour guides you through the patchwork of stories and artefacts that punctuate our hallways, while the Sticky Stones & Secrets tour invites you to creep behind the scenes of the old Hunter Street buildings, exploring haunts and hangouts of former inhabitants, finding the traces they left behind. Hidden Hobart: The Viewfinder Tour takes you from Old Wharf to New Wharf, using retro viewfinders to see today’s views through the eyes of someone who stood in the same spots somewhere between 35 and 150 years earlier.

For MACq01 guests, these tours are complimentary ($20 for general public). Please call 03 6210 7600 to enquire about availability.

Go Wild

Awaken your naturally, adventurous self through connection with Tasmania’s unique environment, history and culture using the world’s most exciting e-bike technology.

Adventures are hosted as private, customised day trips using pedal-assisted electric mountain bikes to experience the wildlife, beaches and cultural stories of Maria Island National Park and Bangor on Tasmania’s sublime east coast.

Immerse yourself for a day in wild Tasmania and return with tales to share.

Unique Experience Options:

  • On Country Adventure with co-host Sheldon Thomas – Tasmanian Aboriginal culture & ceremony guide.
  • Summer Snorkel/Ride Adventure exploring Maria Island National Park and marine reserve above and below water.
  • Fly/Ride Adventure. Scenic flight and e-bike adventure of Maria Island National Park or Bangor with optional onward flight to Saffire Freycinet.

Escape to Port Davey

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.

Tour Inclusions

  • 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.

The Maria Island Walk

The Maria Island Walk is recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding guided walking tours. Set in a beautiful island national park of Tasmania’s East Coast, this leisurely four day guided walk is a journey of relaxation and discovery.

Experience the fresh air, the crystal clear waters and the breathtaking beauty. In small groups of just ten guests and two friendly guides explore pristine beaches, tall ancient forests, rare Tasmanian wildlife and world heritage sites by day then relax with candlelit gourmet dining at night.

Seaplane Experience

Above & Beyond operate Tasmania’s only seaplane, conducting scenic flights and charters from Kings Pier Marina in the heart of Hobart’s iconic waterfront, right outside MACq 01 Hotel.

Tasmania is world-famous for it’s natural beauty and spectacular landscapes. Now, Above & Beyond are providing the rare opportunity to experience this remarkable island from the air and touch down in some incredible locations.

From a quick 10 minute amphibious experience to the remote south-west wilderness or sunny east coast, Above & Beyond exists to provide its guests with an experience they will never forget.

So treat yourself or someone special, go ‘above and beyond’ today.

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