Pip and Claire of P.E Nation share their 48 hour Hobart itinerary
The Off Season is Tasmania’s winter playground. It’s a time when things get wild, weird, and wonderful.
Tasmania is the inspiration behind the Tassie Tux, a limited-edition puffer jacket - designed by P.E Nation, worn by Virgin Australia. We’ll show you how to create a 48 hour Hobart itinerary based on where P.E Nation co-founders Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning went on their trip to Tasmania. Virgin Australia flies to Hobart from all major Australia’s major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – along with Canberra and the Gold Coast.
Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning Co Founders of P.E Nation onboard Virgin Australia flight to Hobart
AM: Check-in for your flight with Virgin Australia for your flight to Hobart. Got to love the new onboard menu!
8.30am: Arrive at the Virgin Australia terminal at Hobart Airport and grab a quick 20-minute taxi ride to your hotel. For the full influencer experience stay at MACq 01, Hobart’s coolest award-winning luxury accommodation on the CBD waterfront. Built over water, an area once housing convicts and full of taverns and flophouses, MACq 01 is a ‘story hotel’, with every room hosting a celebrity ambassador’s artefacts displayed in a curio box inside.
10am: This afternoon’s unique experience is a Wild Wellness Fire and Ice Walk in kunanyi / Mt Wellington with Walk on kunanyi. Listen to the stories of the mountain’s history, be coached through Wim Hof Method breakthwork and take a breathtaking plunge into the icy river – before the 2km trek along Cathedral Rock Track. An experience you won’t forget! During the Off Season, Walk on kunanyi also offers a special evening walk exploring the southern stars - with the naked eye as palawa share their ancient knowledge; or through a telescope with an astronomer as your guide.
Stay at award-winning MACq 01 Hotel in Hobart
1.30pm: Make your way to lunch at Waterline at Brooke Street Pier, a lounge bar and eatery extension of the outstanding Glen Albyn Estate. Hobart’s freshest, locally sourced, product to plate experience catering to seafood lovers, alongside vegan fare.
3pm: This afternoon’s unique experience is a Wild Wellness Fire and Ice walk in kunanyi/ Mt Wellington with Walk on Kunanyi. Listen to the stories of the mountain’s history, be coached through Wim Hof Method breakthwork and take a breathtaking plunge into the icy river – before the 2km trek along Cathedral Rock Track. An experience you won’t forget!
Experience the Wild Wellness Fire and Ice Walk with Walk on kunanyi
6.30pm: Back to MACq 01 to visit Evolve Spirits Bar, a spirited evolution taking out several Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards in 2021. Equally stuffed with curios and prehistoric ghosts, this is the place to experience the best from Tasmania’s premium distillers, alongside cheese plates and bruny island oysters.
Evolve Spirits Bar
7.30pm: For a slice of South America, treat yourself to the fun and funky Frank Restaurant & Bar based at Franklin Wharf on Hobart’s waterfront. Frank’s interior is worth the visit alone – graffitied chairs, stained glass windows, and a giant suspended telescope for starters..
8.30pm:Make the short trek to Sonny, home to wine, vinyl, and food. Life really doesn’t get any better. Make your way through the wine (and dine) menu while you listen to anything from King Gizzard to Japanese funk.
7am: Breakfast today is at Stock Market – located in a restored 150-year-old flour mill on Hobart’s waterfront. With an evolving menu, dishes are curated with the local seasonal produce. Everything from Eggs Benny to a sweet white miso waffle on offer.
8am: With so many award-winning hotels in Hobart to explore, move across to Henry Jones Art Hotel, where history and art collide in one of Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouses. Located in the Hunter Street precinct the hotel neighbours with galleries, restaurants, bars, and cafés.
The Henry Jones Art Hotel
9am: Today’s adventure is with Above & Beyond on their ‘Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey’ experience, with a trip to Bruny Island thrown in. Depart Hobart by seaplane for a Tassie picnic with a difference – enjoy the stunning west coast scenery on your 50-minute seaplane before landing at a private white sandy bay. Don’t have all day? See Bruny, Hobart, kunanyi / Mt Wellington and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel from the air on a 1-hour scenic Bruny Island Explorer flight with Above & Beyond, only available during the Off Season.
Take a swim in Port Davey on a tour with Above & Beyond
6pm: Freshen up at your hotel for dinner at Aloft – the dining room in the sky, located on the top floor of award-winning Brooke Street Pier. Passionate about local produce, the menu explores the raw nature and changing season Tasmania offers. Pick a bar seat overlooking the kitchen and watch the magic at work.
8pm: No visit to Hobart is complete without sampling a drop at Mary Mary in Salamanca Place. From a cheeky interpretation of a classic cocktail to one based on native botanicals, you’ll find an array of tasty concoctions. Every tried gin with silverbeet?
9am: Make your way to breakfast at Waterline at Brooke Street Pier, a lounge bar and eatery extension of the outstanding Glen Albyn Estate. Hobart’s freshest, locally sourced, product to plate experience catering to seafood lovers, alongside vegan fare.
Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning on the tarmac modelling their Tassie Tux design
Check in at Virgin Australia terminal at Hobart Airport for your flight home.
Don’t forget to post sad faces on departure.
Tasmania, we’ll be back next Off Season.
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