• Eat. Drink. Explore

    Things to do within walking distance


Wind your way through the streets surrounding the Grand Old Duke and take in the artwork, views and array of culinary delights on offer. Experience Tasmania’s incredible local cuisine and fresh produce at a large selection of cafes, restaurants and bars hidden through the area or down the hill at Salamanca Place. Here’s a small selection of our favourite places to eat and things to do.

Food & Dining in Battery Point

The Grand Old Duke is a very short walk from some of Hobart’s best restaurants and cafes. Dine like a local along Hampden Road or venture down to Salamanca Place for more action, it’s only 5 minutes away on foot. There is such a large selection catering to a wide variety of tastes and budgets, all within a stone’s throw of your front step.

Salamanca Market

Wander down to Salamanca Place via the historic Kelly’s Steps and check out the famous Salamanca Markets every Saturday. There’s a huge array of stalls featuring some of Tasmania’s finest produce and bespoke creations. Pick up some fresh produce, cheese, wine or souvenirs.

Jackman & McRoss

Start your day with breakfast & coffee at Jackman & McRoss, just a short stroll up Hamden Road. Baked delights, delicious coffee and a menu that’s updated daily will keep you coming back. Head there early to avoid the crowds.

MONA Museum

Take the ferry from the Brooke Street Pier to the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA, and spend an afternoon in this privately owned museum. It’s just a short walk down the hill from the Grand Old Duke. A vast selection of ancient to contemporary, classic to confronting artwork is on show.

Arthur Circus

Stroll around the very cute and quaint Arthur Circus. Visible from the York Apartment’s kitchen window, this historic landmark is Hobart’s oldest subdivision. The park in the centre is a peaceful place to enjoy a book or play with the kids.
  • The Grand Old Duke

    In the heart of Hobart