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Grand Hobart Tour

Price: $149.00
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Get a great introduction to Hobart on this comprehensive excursion. You will experience the best of Hobart City and its surroundings, including spectacular scenery, history, nature, and native wildlife.

Your journey starts as you meet your experienced and knowledgeable local driver guide, who will share tales of life in Hobart. After an orientation tour of the city and its history, pass by Salamanca Place, known for its restored sandstone warehouses that have been repurposed as cafes, galleries, and shops. Go through Battery Point, filled with quaint historic cottages, Georgian mansions, and cafes.

Travel towards Mount Wellington, through the suburbs of south Hobart and Ferntree, and take note of the multiple eco systems you pass through as you ascend the mountain. View the massive rock formation known as the Organ Pipes, and then arrive at Mount Wellington summit - a harsh rocky alpine environment affording unsurpassed views on a clear day, where you will be able to witness the panoramic spectacle of Hobart and its surrounding suburbs, towns, and vast waterways.

After heading back down the mountain, you will stop at the Female Factory. Once a female prison, the Female Factory was mentioned in Bryce Courtenay's book, "The Potato Factory." From here, continue with your tour of Hobart, past many historic buildings as you travel through the city and across the Tasman Bridge, which spans the beautiful Derwent River. Your next stop will be at Rosny Park Lookout, where you will enjoy magnificent views back towards Hobart. The bridge and Hobart's Port, with Mount Wellington as a backdrop, makes for a perfect photo opportunity. Visit the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and have some free time to explore.

The second part of your journey takes you out to Bonorong Wildlife Park for an up-close experience of Australian native animals, notably the infamous Tasmanian Devil. Wander amongst the friendly wallabies and kangaroos before setting out to Richmond Village. Step back in time and enjoy exploring the village, a mixture of convict-built homes, classic Georgian mansions, small cottages, unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Or perhaps visit the Richmond Gaol, a convict era building and tourist attraction. Chat with a local, or just enjoy the cozy ambience of the many coffee shops and restaurants. You will also see the convict-built Richmond Bridge, and the historic Catholic Church.

Your excursion ends when you return to your cruise ship with pleasant memories about Hobart, its lifestyle, nature and history.

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Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over pavement, gravel, and packed dirt. There are 50 steps at the garden. A fold up wheelchair can be stored in the vehicle.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHobartMay 08, 2017

Reviewer: Janet Levi
Excellent tour of Hobart and environs. Very knowledgeable guide. Comfortable transportation. Interesting sites. Well worth the price. Highly recommend if you have a limited time in Tasmania.

5 StarsTake this tour and see Mount WellingtonMarch 12, 2016

Reviewer: Ray the traveller
This is much better than the Boat excursions. Mount Wellington is a must.

4 StarsFantastic tour!February 11, 2016

Reviewer: Shirl the Wirl
We had a wonderful guide.

5 StarsGood job! We'll doneJanuary 30, 2016

Reviewer: Travel
Good experience and flex able service

4 StarsGreat DayFebruary 24, 2014

Reviewer: KP
We started a little late and had to hurry as a result. Wish they had given us more time at the Botanical Gardens and cut out the trip across the bridge to view the city from the other side. In my opinion, not a good choice of how to make up time.

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