Venue and Destination

The 8th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart 24-27 September 2013.

Conference Venue
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart  TAS  7000
T: +61 3 6235 4535

Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, Hotel Grand Chancellor is the perfect home away from home with the addition of stunning waterfront views.

The hotel is a stones throw away from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District.

Hotel Grand Chancellor is one of Hobart’s largest hotels and is the perfect place to sit back, relax and take in the delights of Australia’s second oldest city. Meet for drinks in The Atrium Lounge or reserve a table at the fashionable Restaurant Tasman, where superb harbour views meet contemporary cuisine. 

Hobart is a city rich in maritime history, and is shaped and defined by water. As the second oldest city in Australia, Hobart offers a delightful blend of built and cultural heritage. It is the gateway to the finest quality food and boutique wines, with visitors travelling from far and wide to sample the famous Tasmanian salmon, crayfish and cheeses, raspberries and strawberries, beer and chocolates.

This unique setting provides endless possibilities for sightseers and locals alike, nestled under Mt Wellington on the Derwent River Hobart is renowned for its heritage buildings, beautiful parks and fine restaurantsFrom the Salamanca Markets, Mount Wellington and Bruny Island to Launceston and Port Arthur; there is an endless supply of action and attractions.

Leisure Options

Battery Point

Just a five-minute walk out of the heart of Hobart, Battery Point is a fascinating suburb to explore by foot. A walk through this fashionable modern area will take you through back streets and past sights to reveal its history and ambience. Along the way discover the Narryna Heritage Museum, Princes Park, Arthur Circus and the mesmerising St George’s Anglican Church.

Visit the following website for more details: 

Distance from Hobart: 5 minute walk approx. 

Battery Point 

Salamanca Market

The famous Salamanca Market showcases over 300 stalls of locally grown and homemade food, music and fresh produces to provide you with an experience that locals are blessed with daily. Explore Tasmanian arts and crafts sampling glass, timber, clothing and ceramic products from the region. Salamanca Market is close to historic St David’s Park on the fringe of Hobart's central business district. From the market, it's a short climb up Kelly's Steps to reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point. Hobart's picturesque waterfront is also nearby – cross Salamanca lawns to the docks, where hard-working fishing boats are berthed close to cruising yachts and a square-rigger or two.

Visit the following website more information: 

Every Saturday, 8.30am – 3.00pm

Salamanca Place, Hobart

Distance from Hobart: 5 minute drive approx.

Salamanca Market

Louisa’s Walk

Take a tour of the infamous Cascades Female Factory and experience Hobart’s history come alive. Louisa’s Walk is an award-winning quality Tasmanian experience where you become part of a convict woman’s story and join Louisa in her chilling experience as she is convicted and transported to Hobart’s infamous Female Factory. You can also find out some of South Hobart’s fascinating history as Louisa’s story concludes at the beautiful Cascades. Louisa’s Walk will challenge, entertain and inform you. If you enjoy history and theatre, experience them both in this unique presentation.

Visit the following website for bookings and more information: 

Bookings essential for daily tours

Tour commences from Davey Street, Hobart

Ph: 03 6229 8959 or 0437 276 417

Distance from Hobart: 5 minute drive approx.

Louisa's Walk

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is Australia’s largest privately owned museum, described as ‘a subversive Disneyland’ and a must see for all visitors to Hobart. Step onto the beautiful grounds of the Moorilla Estate and visit its winery, cellar door, brewery and restaurant, with tastings and tours daily. Along with astounding museum exhibits you are invited to explore MONA’s gallery, cinema and library.  Make your MONA experience even more special with a helicopter tour or short flight over breathtaking Hobart and surrounds. Or delight in taking the MONA Roma 1 ferry across the Derwent River, which departs every 60 – 90 minutes.

Visit the MONA website for bookings and more information:     

Wednesday – Monday, 10.00am – 6.00pm

Main Road Berriedale, Hobart

Ph: 03 6277 9900

Distance from Hobart: 15 minute drive approx.


Frogmore Creek Winery

Frogmore Creek Wine is one of Tasmania’s most awarded wines. The winery is situated just 16km out of Hobart and is an ideal location for an afternoon of wine tasting and roaming the winery’s beautiful grounds of the Meadow Bank Vineyard. The family owned winery suggests their wines speak for themselves as they pride themselves on personable and knowledgeable cellar door service. Treat yourself to lunch in the Frogmore Creek restaurant and then explore the Flawed History gallery space showcasing Tasmania’s wine history with local art and poetry. This is a permanent feature of the winery to provide visitors with a memorable and educating experience. 

Visit their website for lunch or cellar door bookings and more information: 

 10.00am – 5.00pm Daily

Richmond Road, Cambridge

Ph: 03 6248 5844

Distance from Hobart: 15 minute drive approx.


Peppermint Bay Restaurant

Peppermint Bay offers a fine dining experience, located in the village of Woodbridge just a 35-minute drive south of Hobart along the picturesque Channel Highway. With a 270-degree waterfront view of the d'Entrecasteaux Channel, you have the option to visit Peppermint Bay via luxury high-speed catamaran, which takes off from Brooke Street at 10.30am daily for a whole day experience. Peppermint Bay Bar and Terrace offers bar dining, light meals, coffee and fresh baked goods from their providore daily. Dinners are served Thursday through to Saturday with a selection of Tasmanian beers on tap, a bar menu comprising of local produce, and an almost entirely Tasmanian wine list.

Sunday – Wednesday, 9.00am – 5.00pm   |   Thursday – Saturday, 9.00am – 9.00pm

The Stacking’s restaurant combines site produce and local selections to provide a contemporary and sophisticated culinary experience along with a snapshot of what Tasmania has to offer that you simply cannot miss.

Lunch Saturday and Sunday

Visit the Peppermint Bay website for restaurant bookings and more information: 

Channel Highway, Woodbridge

Ph: 03 6267 4088

Distance from Hobart: 35 minute drive approx. 


Home Hill Winery

The award winning Home Hill Winery is located just 35 minutes from Hobart in the Huon Valley. The boutique vineyard, winery and restaurant are an ideal daytrip country escape for visitors venturing out of the city. Sample Tasmanian delicacies and delicious recipes developed from fresh country ingredients. Home Hill produces a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sylvaner, Sparkling Cuvee and a Late Harvest Sticky wine, meeting the tastes of all who enjoy a glass. Home Hill is proud to show off their gold trophies and many wines show medals.

Visit the Home Hill website for restaurant bookings and more information: 

Open 7 days, 12.00pm – 3.00pm, Friday and Saturday evening’s 6.00pm – Late

Nairn Street, Ranelagh

Ph: 03 6264 1200

Distance from Hobart: 35 minute drive approx.


Day Tours with Experience Tasmania

Join Experience Tasmania on a range of full day tours they offer, including:

Port Arthur

Marvel in the compelling sites and tales of 200 year old Port Arthur convict site and Tasman National Park. Be amazed at Devil’s Kitchen, the Tasman Bridge and Arch, and explore the beautiful coastline views and wilderness.

Tour operates Sunday to Friday, 8.15am – 5.00pm


Tahune Airwalk

Walk the treetops of pristine forest above the Huon River Valley and delight in wild rivers, cool temperatures and picturesque fishing villages. Explore the country towns of Cygnet and its roadside produce stalls as well as Geeveston and its unique sculpture trail.

Tour operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.15am – 4.30pm


Visit the Experience Tasmania website for bookings, tour prices and additional touring suggestions.



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