Macquarie Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal (Hobart Cruise Port)
Macquarie Wharf is one of the primary cruise ship terminals in the Port of Hobart and is considered the gateway to the Southern Ocean. The wharf has three dedicated berths with cruise ship passengers arriving at Terminal No. 2, which, with a waterfront location in downtown Hobart, is within easy walking distance of many city sights.
Historically known as Constitution Docks, the terminal area is well-developed with food and drink venues and shops selling gifts and souvenirs, including some locally-made crafts. Travelers on prebooked tours typically meet their guides inside Terminal 2. If you're visiting independently, downtown Hobart, Hobart Town Hall, and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are less than 20 minutes away on foot. Taxis wait at designated points just outside the terminal.
Things to know before you go
- Macquarie Wharf is a handy port of call for those who wish to explore Hobart and beyond.
- Duty-free shopping is available in the terminal.
- There's an ATM in the terminal, and a bureau de change nearby.
- The terminal has free Wi-Fi.
How to get there
The Macquarie Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal is about 15 minutes from downtown Hobart on foot; driving takes about five minutes. Hobart International Airport is about 20 minutes from the city center and is accessible by taxi or the Airporter Shuttle Bus.
When to get there
Staff meets every cruise ship that docks, so you can be sure that there will be someone available if you need assistance or information. Sightseeing excursions are typically timed to cruise ship arrival and departure schedules.
Located just a 15-minute walk from the terminal, Salamanca Place is a historic docks area established during the whaling era. With grand sandstone warehouses, it continues to be a fine example of Australian heritage architecture. The docks are home to a number of restaurants, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and host a popular weekly market on Saturdays.
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