WIN: Scroll down to enter the competition for your chance to win a luxury two-night getaway to Tasmania with MACq 01 Hotel.
Tasmania is known for many things, from its pristine wilderness to the incredible food and wine scene and world-renowned art (hello, MONA).
The island state has also proved itself as a must-visit destination for luxury travel, and nowhere more so than in the capital city.
Set on the picturesque waterfront and framed by kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Hobart is home to an array of fine dining restaurants and premium accommodation. The crème de la crème? MACq 01 Hotel.
Since opening in 2017, the award-winning hotel—including lavish in-house bars and restaurants—has compelled visitors with its unique storytelling concept that underpins every detail of the design, guest experiences and even the menu items.
Now, MACq 01 Hotel is giving marie claire Australia readers the chance to win two nights in a Premium Waterfront Suite, including dining vouchers, storytelling tours and return economy flights from their nearest capital city to Hobart.
Winter is the perfect off-season time to stay in Hobart—so discover more about the prize package and enter the competition below.
Stay In Waterfront Luxury
There’s something special about MACq 01 Hotel that goes beyond its premium rooms, decadent dining venues and gorgeous interior décor. The entire hotel is a patchwork of characters and artefacts, inviting guests to discover stories of Tasmania’s past and present.
From the moment you set foot on what was once Hunter Island (the landing place for the first colonialists, convicts and settlers to Tasmania) and walk into the MACq 01 reception, you’re ensconced in the history of Hobart.
To start, each of the 114 rooms are inspired by a Tasmanian character from the past or present—from the First Tasmanian warriors to convict escapees and present-day artisans. Depending on your room’s character trait, you may stay in an eclectic suite with mixed materials and a free-spirited feel, or get cosy in a rugged, earthy room with raw materials and warm textures.
Next, the three storytelling tours take guests on a deep dive into the city’s storied past. Use retro viewfinders to look into the past on a guided walking tour along Hobart’s waterfront, or explore the secret hangouts and quirky details of the old Hunter Street buildings. The tours take your travel experience to the next level, deepening your connection to Tasmania’s people, produce and history.
Destination Dining In Hobart
Experience the best of local Tasmanian produce at one of MACq 01 Hotel’s food and drink venues: Old Wharf Restaurant, Evolve Spirits Bar, and The Story Bar.
The restaurant’s design draws inspiration from its wharf-front location with a menu celebrating familiar classic dishes using premium Tasmanian produce, while the two bars showcase key moments that formed Tasmanian society. Spot the decades-old newspaper headlines decorating The Story Bar and the impressive fossil collection and extensive spirits line up in Evolve Spirits Bar.
The storytelling doesn’t just speak through the design. Look to the menus and you’ll find that they’re stacked with locally sourced ingredients, reimagined traditional dishes and local spirits and wines.
If you’re lucky enough to visit in winter, book into a Premium Waterfront Suite to enjoy the Tassie S’Mores Experience, indulging in belly-warming Tasmanian fare on your private terrace with the ultimate fireside views.
Wrap yourself in 100% Merino throw blankets, sip on warm spiced cider and taste the ultimate Tasmanian s’more, made of handcrafted vanilla marshmallow, chocolate honey bark and a leatherwood honey biscuit. Count us in!
Ready for a story-led stay in Hobart? To enter, simply fill out the form below and tell us in 25 words or less what is the first thing you’ll do during your winter escape to MACq 01 hotel?
Brought to you by MACq 01 Hotel.