Once Hobart’s most notorious district, Wapping (pronounced ‘Wopping’) is now home to a vibrant arts scene and inner-city apartments. Comprising modern unit complexes with contemporary flair, these apartments afford plenty of space to stretch out and make yourself at home.
Live like a local with the theatre precinct and CBD at your doorstep. Take a short stroll to the aquatic centre for a splash, discover the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, or neighbouring waterfront precinct and city centre. Enjoy the stillness of the precinct after exploring the delights of surrounding Hobart.
In the 1800s, the area of Hobart Town known unofficially as Wapping stretched from Sackville Street, behind the Theatre Royal, to the warehouses along Hunter Street.
Wapping was established on the marshy land that lay alongside the Hobart Rivulet and was named in reference to the area of London located on the Thames that shared similar characteristics—low lying, flood prone and dominated by docks and waterfront trade.
The Depression of the 1840s, and construction of New Wharf on the southern side of Sullivan’s Cove, diminished Wapping’s importance as a commercial district. The area fell into decline and became known as a dark place of poverty, disease and nefarious activities.
For a time it was also the home of Ikey Solomon – the real life inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Fagin. By the 1960s the last of Wapping’s original cottages had been demolished.
Located in the iconic round tower in Collins Street, only a short stroll from the waterfront. Spacious living featuring two separate king bedrooms and a small third single bedroom, with an open plan living area, full kitchen and large balcony.
City living with your own private courtyard. This split-level apartment features three separate bedrooms, spacious living area, full kitchen and laundry facilities.
‘Everything was great. Beautiful Apartment, spacious, light and airy, well-equipped, and in a very convenient location!’