Hobart Highlights

special offer banner Hobart Highlights Tour (Tasman Bridge, Cascade Gardens, Battery Point)
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard Group
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA 15 to 20 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
RestrictionsGuests 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.

Hobart Highlights

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. 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 stops 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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5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  15 ReviewsReview This Tour
Hobart Highlights tour
January 11, 2020
An excellent comprehensive tour. Very informative pleasant tour driver. Several stops also. Would recommend this tour. Small number of people which we enjoyed.
Reviewer: Florence
5 Stars
Hobart
January 10, 2020
Oh, what can I say! It was a fabulous tour. Great driver, gave us lot of information about the city. A beautiful city, I could live there.
Reviewer: Kerstin Egborg Rogers
5 Stars
Hobart Highlights
January 02, 2020
Excellent in every way. Our guide was extremely familiar with the area and showed so many interesting places, explaining the history behind each place and cracking many jokes along the way. We were completely entertained. As a result, we came home with a special love for Hobart and its beautiful sandstone buildings and its history.
Reviewer: Joy Shaw
5 Stars
Hobart Tasmania
November 25, 2019
This was such a tremendously educational event. Our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely kind. We really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Elissa Biren
5 Stars
Review Hobart Highlights
May 16, 2019
Great tour guide interesting informative and fun
Reviewer: Donna Zingel
5 Stars
Hobart Highlights was the best!
April 13, 2019
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: CJantzen
5 Stars