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Hobart Highlights

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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.

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Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
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.
Guests must be able to walk over pavement, gravel, and packed dirt. There are some steps. A fold up wheelchair can be stored on the vehicle.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 7 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat tour!January 31, 2019

Reviewer: Emily
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.

4 StarsWeather couldn't dampen tour guide's enthusiasmDecember 16, 2018

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.

4 Starsbus tourNovember 21, 2017

Reviewer: et
driver was good, lived in the area all his life.

5 StarsHobart HighlightsApril 13, 2017

Reviewer: Denise Denton
My mother and I had a fantastic time. Adam was the best guide and very knowledgable. Highly reccomend

5 StarsHobart HighlightsFebruary 16, 2017

Reviewer: Wendy Ryan
Thoroughly enjoyed our highlight tour of Hobart taking in botanical gardens historic buildings & surrounding areas very informative and interesting cometary all the way during our bus trip. Would highly recommend Mike from Cruise Ship for any further tours we may do.

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