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Discovery Parks - Hobart
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The park is ideally located 15 mins away from airport and the city of Hobart. With a hire car, one can stay close to the city yet on contact with nature & wildlife. Will stay here in future trips too. The unit was clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Despite booking early in the year, we ended up here as all Hobart accommodation was taken for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and 'Taste'. Location is good - on the north side with easy access to the city, Richmond and Port Arthur. Cabins are very basic but clean. We were a family group and had one of the "superior" "cottages" with a deck overlooking a modern day prison (quite ironic given Tasmania's history). If I was to stay here again (unlikely) I would request one of the cabins where the deck was covered - would mean you could still use it when it was raining. There is not a lot of room in the cabins so you need the deck for some extra space. There is a full size fridge and a dishwasher.

It is located on a main highway and you do hear the traffic noise. Management has an adversarial approach - there was an error with our booking (something the staff had not picked up) and we were made to feel that it was our fault.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

this was our first place we stayed in Hobart and i cant say i was too impressed, very dated and too far out of the way. it was fairly noisy as well. some of the attractions to the park were broken or removed.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We chose to book 2 standard cabins for 2 couples for 6 nights ( wanted our personal space) We were given 6 berth cabins which had been recently upgraded from budget to standard by adding a full size fridge and stove.. We had also stayed in standard cabins in Discovery Hadspen and Devonport. This was not quite up to that standard. The cabin was clean but there were little run down touches. (we were told that more upgrades and new cabins were planned for the future) There are some standard cabins which are newer. A lovely location not too far from Hobart CBD and other attractions by car. Lots of birds including blue wrens around our cabin and pademelons at our door. Lovely! The office opening hours (9 to 5) were more restricted than the other parks and we often missed them as we were often out early and back late. I had a problem trying to boil a saucepan of water as the base of the pot had bellied out and didn't make good contact with the solid electric element on the stove. Other than that the kitchen was well enough kitted out. It would have been nice if the manager had let everyone know in advance of the controlled burn off in the adjacent bush land (at his request) as it caused some concern during our evening meal one night. Our 2 cabins had different heaters so could be luck of the draw which you get. Ours worked well, but was basically an electric 2 bar radiator with fan. The main bedroom was divided off by a curtain and the fridge is almost in the bedroom. It vibrated a lot while cycling on and off (all night). The shower curtain was annoying too and the shower was small. (other parks had screens) Not bad there and would consider it again. .

Room Tip: If booking a standard cabin try to get a newer one instead of upgraded
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This park was the second leg of our Tasmanian adventure. Again we were not disappointed. Great location, easy to tour from, good clean cabin and great laundry facilities. The staff were very helpful and there is a great range of brochures available for guests. We easily did day trips down to Geeveston, Port Arthur and obviously discovered the magic of Hobart (consitution dock, Salamanca markets, Mt Wellington and Nelson) and surrounding towns like Richmond. Each day returning to a warm and cosy cabin.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Further out of town than I thought when booking, but VERY lovely staff and place. Clean well-designed layout of cabin.
I think we got the best located cabin-facing the playground, next to the laundry.
We stayed 4 nights in minus temperatures, and The heater worked well. Couldn't ask for more :)

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed at this park for a few days in the caravan section. This section is up the back of the park and is very small, it wouldn't suit bigger vans, our 19ft van just fitted in the area, but smaller vans and small motorhomes wouldn't have any trouble. The sites are cosy with each of the six sites having access to their own ensuite. The ensuites were very clean and large with all facilities, and towels are provided. The whole park was very clean with friendly, helpful staff. An easy drive into Hobart from Risdon and also to other tourist areas such as Richmond. We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend this park to others.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 673 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon, Clarence, Tasmania 7017, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Clarence > Risdon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Risdon
Price Range: $75 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Parks - Hobart 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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