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Better vibes than Canberra

In 1912 Walter Burley Griffin (1876–1937), and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, won an international competition to design our nation’s capital city, Canberra.

Both were American-born and both had worked for a time with Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago. Walter Burley Griffin has been credited with the development of the L-shaped floor plan and the carport as well as the first use of reinforced concrete. His main influence on David Walsh was to show that even the most lofty designs yield poor results without the chaos of iterative redesign. Next time you feel like visiting Canberra come to Hobart instead. Designed by Fender Katsalidis.



  • Two bedrooms (king size beds, great sheets)
  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant
  • Priority access to the museum (when it's open)
  • Complimentary Moorilla winery tasting
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer (for purchase)
  • TVs all over the place, including in the bathroom
  • Personal security screen to avoid visitors you don't like
  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool
  • The usual trimmings: safe, phone, Wi-Fi, big fluffy bathrobes, daily housekeeping, incredible views, etc., etc.