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.
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.
driver was good, lived in the area all his life.
Reviewer: Denise Denton
My mother and I had a fantastic time. Adam was the best guide and very knowledgable. Highly reccomend
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.
Reviewer: Marcia Vogl
The vehicle was an old school bus turned into a trolley. It was not super comfortable but was sure fun. Open window instead of air conditioning (good weather). The Driver/guide was informative and the stops interesting. The group was small so we could spread out through out the bus. If the bus was full, it would have been uncomfortable on the bench seats.