With its gorgeous location on the peaceful banks of the Derwent River the Wrest Point Casino is Australia’s oldest licensed Casino. The Wrest Point casino offers travellers some of the best views in all of Tasmania, and considering that it Hobart is also one of Australia’s most beautiful and historically important cities these views really are worth the trip.
When the Wrest Point casino was originally built in 1973 it opened up a new dawn in Australia’s gaming industry. Its popularity was instant with large numbers of interstate visitors coming down to Tasmania, and it has been a popular attraction ever since for both the domestic and international tourists ever since. And its most recent face-lift you can be sure that the Wrest Point casino will be a popular attraction with visitors for a long time yet.
In terms of location, not only is the Wrest Point casino in a picturesque spot on the Derwent River, its also and within a mere 3km (only 2 miles) of the centre of Hobart city. When you consider the views, the central location and the affordable prices its little surprise that Wrest Point is the perfect place for you Hobart casino vacation. With such a perfect location its only natural that you will want to see some of the nearby attractions, here is a small sample of what Hobart has to offer:
– Australia’s oldest beer brewery, the Cascade
– Come and see some Koalas at the Richmond Zoodoo
– You can tour the ancient landscape with the local aborigines Australia’s original inhabitants
– Shop at eclectic Salamanca Market
– Take the incredible Cadbury Cruise, a real life Willy Wonka adventure
– and take a drive up the beautiful Mount Wellington
While the weather in Hobart is generally considered to be quite brisk (it is common-place to smell the burning wood of the Hobart fireplaces right into spring). But in the summer months, like everywhere in Australia it gets really hot so be careful to pack appropriate sun protection from the sun, but summer is surely the best time for your Hobart casino vacation.
In terms of the gaming experience the Wrest Point casino itself offers the very latest trends in Video Gaming and Poker machines, and with over 745 different machines to choose from on the floor your odds of finding your lucky machine are pretty good. The variety of table games available extends to Texas Hold’em Poker, American Roulette, Pontoon, Rapid Roulette, the fun Money Wheel and the incredibly popular Blackjack. All of the games are an important part of any Hobart casino vacation.
And for those deep pocket high rollers there is of course a high stakes VIP room, only for those gambles that get a kick out of putting the big money on the line. The games in the VIP room are only on from 2pm until late everyday of the year. And if any of the games in the casino are unfamiliar to you or you would just like to brush up on the rules before leaping in then you can always ask the croupiers for a few quick lessons.
No Hobart casino vacation is complete without great food and from a lazy breakfast in bed, or a small snack in between tours to some of the finest culinary delights in all of Australia, Wrest Point will cater to your every whim. Many of you will know that Tasmania has an international reputation for its variety of seafood and fresh produce so make sure that you take the opportunity to try what everyone else is raving about, the best restaurant in town is Wrest Point casino’s supreme 5 star restaurant. Of course another important part of any Australia casino vacation in the bars, and that there are so many awesome bars at the Wrest Point casino so you can relax and enjoy some great Cocktails, some special local wine and local beer all while you sit back and chill out to some great live music.