Roxburgh House Luxury Apartments

Discover Great Places Nearby – largely unknown!

Shopping

Within metres of Roxburgh’s front door, you will find a truly quirky collection of engaging small shops – probably the most interesting and authentic of all of Hobart’s small shops and businesses. Local retailors’ message “Discover your feet in Elizabeth Street!” could not be more apt and fitting for such a vibrant street.

One of Roxburgh House’s immediate neighbours, is The Guide Dogs Association, where puppy Guide Dogs are kept while waiting for their trainers. The Puppy PlayPen will look directly into Roxburgh House’s garden shortly.

The nearby Arts Tasmania shopfront has free artbikes - bicycles for people to cycle around Hobart Art Galleries to check out the work of our wide range of exhibiting artists. Special shops nearby include The Map Shop, antique and specialist toy shops, a new games parlour, Happy Herb Shop, Tasman Quartermaster, the Easy Sew Sewing Centre, Ken Self Cycle Centre, Handmade Jewellery, Tasmanian Ugg Boots, The Party Room, Tasmania’s Oldest Music Shop, Mc Cann’s plus smaller music shops eg Tommy Gun Records, offering vintage vinyls, and Soldas – Rare Groove Records, the CWA’s wonderful craft and homemade goodies shop and The Oriental Rug –rugs from Persia, Afghanistan, - Caucasus and Morocco, the Dance Junction for budding ballerinas, Country Leather goods, Enwrapt with heavenly fragrance candles and goodies – just to name a few.

Wagner’s Framing studio over the road is home to one of Hobart’s most popular current day exhibiting artists – Luke Wagner- who also stocks discerning articles for interiors - especially gorgeous are the mirrors. Then with the larger shops of Freedom Home Wares, Barbecues Galore, Carpet Choice, and Harvey Norman and K and D also on your doorstep– it would be easily possible to refurbish and redecorate your home whilst on holiday in Hobart at Roxburgh House!

Cultural Gems – little known

In easy walking distance, you will find examples of fine colonial, Georgian, Victorian and Federation dwellings. See the brochure on Heritage Hobart in the apartment for more information.

Two blocks away visit the Old Hobart Courthouse and Gaol, scene of early public hangings in the convict era. The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Art and the better known Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) house fabulous colonial and historic collections and are well worth visiting. Both are within minutes easy walking distance. Also next to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the fascinating Maritime Museum for boatlovers. A few blocks away can be found the “World’s Best Roundabout” just awarded to the Hobart icon the “Railway Roundabout “– passed en route from the Hobart Airport.

Take in a play at the oldest theatre in Australia – The historic Theatre Royal or see local productions at The Playhouse. Live music can be found most evenings at pubs in nearby North Hobart and also at the “Best Little Pub in Town” – The Irish pub –The New Sydney , just one block around the corner in Bathurst Street. All are within an easy stroll of Roxburgh. The State Theatre in North Hobart screens arthouse movies, has great coffee and intimate theatres, and an excellent bookshop.

Venturing just a bit further down to the end of Elizabeth Street, Salamanca Place houses art galleries of quality and range, plus quirky shops and numerous friendly bars. From the glittering new Princes Wharf Building, sample some local produce while waiting to catch the ferry to take you on a relaxing river cruise to MONA - the Museum of New and Old Art - further afield at Berriedale.

Hunter Street, the site of Hobart’s early settlement (on the other side of the port to Salamanca) has intriguing nooks and crannies, some good coffee shops, galleries plus the University’s Tasmania College of the Arts.

Food

On the doorstep In the immediate vicinity, choose from some excellent coffee shops and eateries – including Basket and Green opposite – which has a welcoming and cosy atmosphere and a range of healthy light meals and snacks all day. A few doors down is Island Expresso – voted by the phone app BeanHunter as top Café in 2013 and currently #7 in Hobart. 100 Elizabeth Street, Ethos, down a bricked and gated laneway off Elizabeth Street serves unusual combinations of seasonal quality produce - as does the shopfront in front of Ethos – Providore – a small food bar store featuring plate to paddock , and Vitas with its healthy alternatives and smoothie drinks and healthy food dairy offerings in a wonderful range. Lots of small ethnic and eateries abound in this strip.

A little further away - Enjoy choosing from a wide range of Hobart’s many cafes and restaurants to dine from – both waterfront and North Hobart restaurants and cafes are within 10 minutes walk. Try Mures or the fishpunts on Hobart’s waterfront for the freshest seafood delights.

Explore Further afield Hobart is an intriguing blend of heritage and maritime environments - From the Waterfront , hail a water taxi or take a high speed ferry or a replica sailing vessel on a harbour cruise for the best vantage point to appreciate Hobart’s maritime nature. Hire the ex Sydney to Hobart cruiser-racer Helsel IV on a short harbour outing or take a more extended sail up the East Coast or down South with a full crew to make it an experience to remember.

Take a trip to the top of Mount Wellington for a "wilderness"experience and an awesome view - brave individuals can cycle down for an unforgettable thrill! Or get a brochure from the Travel Centre on walks on the mountain and enjoy one of the simple pleasures that many Hobartians love – fresh air, magic views and wilderness on the doorstep of a city. Always take a coat though! Mount Nelson Coffee Shop offers breathtaking vistas of Hobart from inside the glass (or outside in the garden on warmer days.)

Last but not least don't miss The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – a relaxing place to while away an hour or two. See the garden featured on the ABC Gardening Show where garden guru Peter Cundall broadcast his segment “Pete’s Veggie Patch “ from, plus the historic heated wall dating back to colonial days.

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