NAME: Sibella Court
WHAT DO YOU DO: Interior Designer, Captain of The Society inc, Author
SOCIALS: @sibellacourt @thesocietyinc
STAR SIGN: Libran
LIVING: Sydney, Australia
For an exceptional sense of place and breathtaking landscape, try Pumphouse Point. A culmination of developer Simon Currant’s vision and design by architectural firm Cumulus Studio, the 1930s hydro pump house now houses the hotel that appears to be floating on the lake’s surface.
The drama of staying in the Pumphouse is hard to go past, and to wake up in the middle of a lake is quite magnificent. This is an ideal spot as a base for more intrepid venturing into the National Park or you could simply chill out & stay put working your way through the exceptional honesty bar and backgammon championships.
The Agrarian Kitchen & Eatery
If time permits, book into a cooking workshop held at the picturesque Agrarian Kitchen, the home of Rodney & Severine. A beautiful kitchen with enormous glass panels that lend a view over their productive kitchen garden.
If not, never fear, Rodney has opened The Agrarian Eatery at New Norfolk, housed in the famed now-defunct Willow Court psychiatric hospital dating back to the 1900’s about 40 mins from Hobart. The airy restaurant looks to the kitchen and is accessed through an array of herbs and greens waiting to be plucked by the chefs.
endota spa Hobart
Start your Tasmanian adventures with a visit to Hobart’s beautiful endota spa and get in the right mode of relaxation and immerse yourself in their natural ingredients. Try a hydrating Organics Infusion facial followed by a stone massage that will set the tone for a roadtrip steeped in the natural beauty of the Tasmanian landscape and unique climate diversity.
An interactive immersive vibrant museum with its own accommodation. The build & structure of the museum is itself a feat and you will spend as much time admiring its engineering as the art contained within. There are several food & wine spots offering MONA’s own produce from their vineyard and brewery. Just a ferry’s ride away from Hobart port.
Shene Estate & Distillery
Shene Distillery’s gin Poltergeist is appropriately named to suit the estate’s 1820’s convict built sandstone buildings; it is not hard to imagine rumbling ghosts in the Neo-Gothic main building, the homestead, stables and servants quarters. The roadside stall open on weekends serves gin, although the serving suggestion is prescribed to be with “gossip, fine company and in the dead of night”.
Willow Court Antiques
Set in the old psychiatric complex of Willow Court Precinct, this enormous antique & vintage wares emporium is packed with everything you can imagine from the 1800s to the 1960s. Tableware, nautical flags, motorcycles, trucks, hardware, tools, books, military clothing, furniture, porcelain, oddities & curiosities… and even a kitchen sink (be sure not to miss the outside area). Be warned you may be looking into shipping options for your purchases!
The Drill Hall Emporium
A favourite stop just outside of Hobart. French and European antiques, lots of furniture & treasures, immaculately kept & curated. Look out for the beautiful Cabinets of curiosities and vitrines holding shells, butterflies and mineral collections. I added to my French short stemmed hand blown wine glass collection and horn salad servers.
Made In Tasmania Blankets
Be sure to have enough room in your bag to souvenir a superfine merino wool throw milled in Tasmania. Perfect for the roadtrip to have in the car as a blanket, a picnic rug, or even a hooded shawl for when it unexpectedly snows in summer in Tasmania! My favourite is the herringbone in indigo or caramel.
Carpenter’s Daughter watercolours & supplies