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Somerset on the Pier

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Since 1804 the ever-expanding port around Sullivans Cove in Hobart has been attracting whalers, seafaring adventurers, fisherman and these days, seafood-loving tourists.

One of the things Catriona Rowntree loves about Hobart is that every time she returns there is something new and exciting happening.

Somerset on the Pier

Beautifully located on the Hobart waterfront, Somerset on the Pier is an award-winning transformation of the early 1930s pier building. The apartments have views of the River Derwent and Sullivan's Cove and Salamanca Place, Battery Point and the CBD are a short walk away.

There are 56 non-smoking residences suitable for families, couples or individual guests. One-bedroom and family residences have loft-style bedrooms and modern decor. Some have balconies, all are air-conditioned and have the latest in entertainment technology.

Good eating places are close by and as you have cooking facilities at your fingertips, you can create your own gourmet meals.

Tassal Salmon Shop

Salmon has always had a special place in the heart of Tasmania. Amongst the galleries, theatres, cafes, craft shops and restaurants, Tassal has opened a new shop. It's destined to become a hot tourist spot and shopping experience.

The boutique-style deli and salmon shop has a full complement of foods, utensils, cookbooks and free recipe cards. It's owned by Tasmania's biggest salmon farmers, and even though it has just one type of fish on sale, there is an inexhaustible amount of ways to sell and serve it.

There's a salmon aquarium, displays and cooking demonstrations showing the health benefits of eating the superfood. They stock whole fresh salmon as well as portions. They even make salmon sausages.

Smolt Restaurant right next door features Tassal salmon on the menu, so you can work up an appetite in the shop, buy some to take home and enjoy lunch or dinner all in the one hit. They have a mouth-watering menu.

Location

Around Hobart's harbour.

Cost

Somerset on the Pier rooms start at $180 a night.

Tassal Salmon Shop is open between Monday and Friday from 9am to 6pm and on weekends and public holidays between 9am and 4pm.

Virgin Blue has flights to Hobart.

One-way fares from:

  • Melbourne $75
  • Sydney $99
  • Adelaide $149
  • Brisbane $169
  • Perth $299

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares quoted are one-way booked on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are subject to change.

Prices correct at March 11, 2010.

For further information

Virgin Blue
Ph: 136 789
www.virginblue.com.au

Somerset on the Pier
Elizabeth Street Pier
Hobart 7000
Ph: (03) 6220 6600
Fax: (03) 6224 1277
www.somerset.com

TasSal
2 Salamanca Square
Hobart 7000
Ph: (03) 6244 9025
www.tassal.com.au

Smolt Restaurant
2 Salamanca Square
Hobart 7000
Ph: (03) 6224 2554
www.smolt.com.au

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