Hadley’s Orient Hotel

34 Murray Street, Hobart

Saturday, Nov 12

Sunday, Nov 13

Booking required

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Architects: Walker and Johnston; Bush, Hasluck, Parkes, Shugg and Moon; Viney and Associates (1830s).

Hadley’s Orient Hotel plays host to almost two centuries of stories, scandals, and secrets to be explored. The floorboards whisper of the hotel’s rich and often tumultuous history.

In fact, the halls house memories of gentlemen’s lunches, nights of cabaret and the most marvellous soirées. It’s true that the very fabric of the property is woven with tales of convicts, entrepreneurs, celebrities-past and countless other patrons of days gone by.

Embark on an immersive audio trail of short stories located around Hadley’s Orient Hotel called the ‘Trail of Terrific Tales’. Learn where Tasmania’s first roller skating rink opened in 1867, where Roald Amundsen stayed after his South Pole victory, AND how Tasmania’s first ice creams were made in 1850, among many more terrific tales.

Tours: Saturday 12 November + Sunday 13 November, 10.30 am

Duration: 45 Minutes

Note: The Hadley’s Art and Culture curator Dr Amy Jackett will lead the tour. Please bring your own headphones and digital device to listen to the ‘Trail of Terrific Tales’.



Building Type


Architectural Period

Victorian (1851-1901)



History of Hobart

New to Program


Wheelchair Friendly

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