Wrest Point Tas­ma­nia, Ho­bart

Out & About with Kids - - WE REVIEW -


Just 20 min­utes from Ho­bart Air­port, Wrest Point is Ho­bart’s iconic ac­com­mo­da­tion, din­ing and first-class en­ter­tain­ment des­ti­na­tion with a dis­tinc­tive 17-storey oc­tag­o­nal tower – Tas­ma­nia’s tallest build­ing. Lo­cated on the banks of the Der­went River in Sandy Bay, Wrest Point is also home to Aus­tralia’s first casino (opened in 1973).


Wrest Point of­fers a choice of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions - from 3.5 star Mo­tor Inn ac­com­mo­da­tion to the 4 star Wa­ter Edge wing and lux­ury suites and rooms in the Wrest Point Tower.

We stayed in the ho­tel tower with king-size bed, spa­cious lounge area, flatscreen tvs and Fox­tel, free in-room WiFi and com­pli­men­tary park­ing. OAWK Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor and make the most of the mag­i­cal vista of the Der­went River … it’s a lit­tle more ex­pen­sive, but worth it!


Guests of Wrest Point can en­joy all fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing day spa and health club, swim­ming pool and mini golf. (Chil­dren are wel­come with adult su­per­vi­sion). Wrest Point is only 10 min­utes from Ho­bart city cen­tre by car, or you can take one of the wa­ter trans­fers from the pier to the city to ex­plore this fas­ci­nat­ing and his­toric cap­i­tal.

Hire a babysit­ter for an evening and en­joy a meal at one of Wrest Point’s restau­rants and bars, be­fore step­ping into his­tory at Aus­tralia’s first casino.

Food & Bev­er­age

There are five dif­fer­ent din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to choose from, al­though some of these are off lim­its to any­one un­der 18 years. The fam­i­lyfriendly Wrest Point Buf­fet & Cof­fee Shop is open for break­fast, lunch and din­ner buf­fets that of­fer easy and de­li­cious din­ing. The Loft Bistro is also a pop­u­lar fam­ily eatery, with a large menu and plenty of child-friendly choices.

Why we stayed

Ho­bart is a fab­u­lous, fam­ily-friendly city and the iconic, and world-fa­mous Wrest Point boasts a whole lot of his­tory, and hos­pi­tal­ity!


Wrest Point is less than 3km from Sala­manca Mar­ket, Aus­tralia’s largest out­door mar­ket, and 15km from Mount Welling­ton, which of­fers panoramic views of the city and sur­rounds.

The best of Ho­bart’s at­trac­tions are right on your doorstep … take a short drive or leisurely walk, and you’re in the heart of Ho­bart in no time.

Wrest Point will soon be­gin a mas­sive $70 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment and ren­o­va­tion, in­tro­duc­ing even more fan­tas­tic ac­com­mo­da­tion and en­ter­tain­ment to this al­ready iconic prop­erty, and bring­ing Tas­ma­nia’s yes­ter­day and tomorrow to­gether in one trea­sured Ho­bart land­mark.

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