Macq01 Hotel

18 Hunter St, Hobart

Saturday, Nov 11

Sunday, Nov 12

Booking required

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Architect: Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects (2017)

MACq01 is Australia’s first storytelling hotel located on Hobart’s stunning waterfront and combines premium accommodation with a visitor experience embedded with unforgettable local stories. The MACq01 building was once a bustling wharf market and later a giant shipping shed. Today, it has been transformed into a world-class waterfront visitor experience. Each room in the hotel is linked to the wild and colourful characters central to the stories that have helped shape Tasmania, including First Nations peoples, heroes, villains, explorers, inventors and convicts.

The shipping shed that previously occupied the location was removed and the complex was built on the original footprint as a replica with contemporary design enhancements. The essence of the design approach was to create a ‘re-purposed’ waterfront warehouse, where its provenance / history is still visible in its new form. The new building reflects the overall waterfront massing and relates directly to Mac 02, its immediate neighbour in Sullivans Cove. MACq01 is four levels; composed of a ground floor of restaurants/bars etc, with three upper floors of hotel rooms, all of which will have outdoor balconies.

Tours: Saturday 11 November + Sunday 12 November 2023, 11:05* am, 12 pm, 1 pm

Duration: 45 Minutes


*  On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.



Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Architectural Design

New to Program


Wheelchair Friendly

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