This Hobart icon, built in 1973, launched Australia’s annual A$2-billion casino industry. Beside the Derwent River, 3km (almost 2 miles) from the city center, the casino-hotel complex looks out across the harbor and the city and up to Mount Wellington. All rooms feature Tasmanian oak furniture and plush carpets, and more expensive units have exceptional views. While it may be a little out of the city center (though it’s certainly walkable), the views make it a worthwhile choice. The hotel’s signature restaurant, the Point Revolving Restaurant, is another icon. It’s open for dinner from 6:30pm every night, and for lunch on Fridays from noon.