I'm in Hobart for a couple of days - I had a very long day getting here, with a 4am start and several hours sitting in Melbourne airport. Australian domestic terminals on a Sunday are full of family groups all arguing with each other in strident Strine, dressed in AFL or V8 Supercar shirts.
The Wrest Point casino & hotel is pretty nice. My room has a nice view over the river and the boat marina is just out of view to the left, but visible from lots of areas. The University where I'll be attending the Acode workshop is a bit over 1km from the hotel, just a pleasant walk up the road.