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Sullivans Cove

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Address: Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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USD 37.19*
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour
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Hobart Lunch Cruise On Board The SV Rhona H Tall Ship
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Hobart Morning or Afternoon Tea Cruise On Board The SV Rhona H Tall Ship

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The race finishes

This is where the Sydney to Hobart yacht race congregate after the grueling days on the high seas. The Cove is also the centre of seafood restaurants on the edge of the harbour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the Sydney to Hobart yacht race congregate after the grueling days on the high seas. The Cove is also the centre of seafood restaurants on the edge of the harbour. All year long you can meander around this place watching the variety of boats bobbing wit the moving waters.

Thank W3557OOpatrickc
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stopped off here for lunch and was able to view several very old ships. Plenty of parking but it can get busy.

Thank Sherpa123
Appleby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

All part of the waterfront in general with old sailing ships and new boats and fishing boats, restaurants all together. A nice place to stroll along.

Thank LellieK
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is such an interesting area, there are always ships coming and going such as the Sea Shepard ships, arctic supply ships and the historic ships. There is a recreation of Mawson's hut and the fishing boats. Always worth walking around.

Thank Bontempi2
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Lots of activity at the cove. Cruise ships arrived and departed morning and evening during our 3 day stay. Art galleries, cafes, restaurants. Henry Jones Long Bar, small intimate with original beautifully preserved sandstone bricks. IXL factory memorabilia as part of refurbishment.

Thank 915shelaghm
Hobart, Australia
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113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Hobart is a port city, and Sullivan's Cove is the original port, although now more of a leisure area than port. Cruise ships, and there are quite a few, generally dock at Macquarie Point just to the north of the cove. Smaller cruise ships, antarctic ships and research vessels still use the cove. Best times of year are around New... More 

Thank Saley69
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This whole area became an amazing display of hundreds of interesting, historic boats, related displays, entertainment and Tasmanian produce for the 2017 event. Do not miss it in 2019.

Thank donBendigo
Abersoch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Historical dock with sailing ships, fishing boats and yacht's together with fish restaurants and fishmonger's creat a buzz to the area. Leisure trips around the River and docks available.

Thank Ian K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Some restored historic boats and wharfs, nice to walk around the area and explore. Gets busy when cruise boats are in.

Thank happysheepChina
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Sullivan’s Cove is primarily a tourism centre with plans to further develop the waterfront area with more hotels, bars, restaurants and recreation areas primarily for the benefit of visitors. In the summer cruise ships moor alongside Macquarie Wharf Shed No. 2 and what used to be known as Macquarie Wharf Shed No. 1 is now a hotel complex. Princes Wharf... More 

Thank mikeclapham92

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