Welcome to Hobart, a city of yachts and spinnakers, gardens and galleries, sandstone cottages and stately Georgian homes, a city built on the pain and toil of yesteryear English convicts.
Your tour begins as you join an experienced and knowledgeable local driver guide, who will share tales of life in Hobart. Pass through Salamanca Place with its restored sandstone warehouses, now repurposed as cafes, galleries, and shops. Continue then through Battery Point, an area filled with historic quaint cottages, Georgian mansions, and cafes.
Proceed on through the suburb of South Hobart to the Cascade Gardens at the foot of the historic Cascade Brewery building. View the outside of this unique example of early architecture in a lovely garden setting before your next stop at the ruins of the Female Factory, a one-time prison for female convicts and mentioned in Bryce Courtenay's novel, "The Potato Factory."
Your journey returns to the city streets before heading across the Tasman Bridge, which spans the Derwent River, and stop at Rosny Park Lookout. Views of Hobart from the Eastern Shore with Mount Wellington as a backdrop make for a great photo opportunity. The next stop will allow you free time to explore the exquisite Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, before returning to the Hobart waterfront and your ship.
We loved the comfortable coach, with a very friendly driver who gave us a fine commentary and definitely showed us some of the highlights of Hobart
Reviewer: Lily Lee
We thoroughly enjoyed the Hobart Tour. Our guide was enthusiastic, informative, and entertaining. We learned so much about the history, culture, and geography of Hobart as we toured in our classic converted street car. It was also easy for us to access the place to begin our tour.
Reviewer: GEORGE MACDOUGALL
WHAT A WONDERFUL CITY GLAD I DID IT THIS WAY
The driver absolutely made the tour. He was very informative. Highly recommend this tour if you don’t have much time in Hobart. Very affordable price.
Reviewer: Margaret Griffith
This is a good overview of Hobart, with view points, a brief stop at the Female Factory (prison), and the cascades which was very full of water after the rains of this week. The Botanical gardens are lovely but too steep to be truly wheelchair friendly.